Monday Morning Preacher

Preaching Today exists to encourage and equip preachers to faithfully and creatively proclaim God's Word so that the church grows up into the fullness of Christ. Monday Morning Preacher is for preachers by preachers. Each episode focuses on one unique aspect of preaching and explores how preachers can grow in their craft. Email the podcast at mmp@preachingtoday.com.

Religion & Spirituality
1
Four Things We Learned About Preaching: Season ...
Preaching is worth the weight.
22 min
2
Preaching With Both of Your Eyes Towards Christ
The key to Christ-centered preaching.
30 min
3
Christmas Preaching and The Loneliness of The H...
Leaning into the wisdom and humility of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
23 min
4
Three Ways to Create Tension in Your Sermon
When the tension is gone, the sermon is gone.
22 min
5
Making the Most of Your Time for Sermon Prep
How to manage your time faithfully in a distracting world.
22 min
6
Why the Ministry of Presence Can Help People in...
Your physical presence matters to people who are suffering.
21 min
7
Apply Your Sermon with the Help of the Holy Spi...
The internal witness of the spirit.
27 min
8
Preaching as a Human Exercise Centered in Christ
What preaching is all about.
31 min
9
What Preaching Authority Looks Like For You, th...
What to do when you feel vulnerable, afraid, and powerless.
20 min
10
How to Exegete Like the Great Preacher, John Stott
What to exegete, and what not to exegete.
21 min
11
The Role of Deliberate Practice in Preaching
How to become an expert in proclaiming the gospel.
26 min
12
Long-Time Pastor Argues for the One Point Sermon
Why every message should have one central idea.
19 min
13
The Word Made Flesh: What Preaching Looks Like ...
Standing up for the gospel in hostile regions of the world.
44 min
14
Preaching to People in Pain
Confronting the real issues that people face everyday.
25 min
15
Preaching Truth in the Public Square
What preachers can learn from the prophets.
30 min
16
How Your Life Shapes Your Preaching
The Preacher as Sermon
27 min
17
Why Three Point Sermons Are Effective
A tried and true method, to deliver your message.
11 min
18
How to Preach with a Biblical Imagination
Poetry, screenwriting, and the arts as inspiration for your core message.
26 min
19
Say it Again! Preaching the Good News of Easter
Preaching on the Resurrection of Jesus with conviction.
30 min
20
Keeping Grace Fresh in Your Preaching
Grace that matters for everyday life.
22 min
21
Striking the Right Tone in Your Preaching
How can pastors improve the tone of their preachi…
19 min
22
Fear, Politics and Preaching: How to Move Forward
How can preachers respond to a tense political cl…
22 min
23
The Power of the Potent Phrase in Preaching
Martin Luther said that “the ears are the organ o…
24 min
24
The Life and Preaching of Charles H. Spurgeon
Charles H. Spurgeon, a Baptist minister from Engl…
24 min
25
Preaching the Genres of Scripture
How do you preach on the genres of scripture? Mat…
18 min
26
Does Your Sermon Equip People For Their Vocation?
Are you preaching in a way that speaks to people,…
26 min
27
Sermon Openings for a Weary World
In this episode, co-hosts Matt Woodley and Kevin …
15 min
28
Spiritual Health For Pastors: Know Thyself, and...
How can you maintain spiritual health as a pastor…
13 min
29
Preparing People for Christmas with Advent Prea...
How can pastors prepare people for Christmas? Mat…
21 min
30
5 Principles For Preaching on Politics
Should pastors preach on the divisive subject of …
23 min
31
The Power of Emotion in Expository Preaching
What role should your emotions play in expository…
17 min
32
Is The Big Idea More Helpful or Hurtful? It's C...
Is the big idea more helpful or hurtful to listen…
25 min
33
Preaching to People on the Margins
How can you preach to people on the margins? What…
29 min
34
Called To Faithful, Not Successful Preaching
What does it mean to achieve success as a preache…
20 min
35
Bringing Listeners into the Bible Scene
What are people seeing in their mind's eye as you…
28 min
36
Preaching Principles from the Book of Hebrews
You’re called to be a faithful and effective comm…
21 min
37
A Dialogue on Racism and Justice
How do you address racial issues at the pulpit? M…
48 min
38
Spiritual Warfare in Preaching
Spiritual warfare is no stranger to preachers. In…
21 min
39
Say What You Need to Say
Have you ever felt like you said too much, or too…
12 min
40
Is the Big Idea Dead? Former Navy Chaplain Decides
Is big idea preaching a good idea? Maybe this que…
18 min
41
Preaching Powered by Prayer: The Key to Spiritu...
In this episode, Matt Woodley is joined by Jon Ty…
26 min
42
Preaching In The Eye Of The Storm
Matt Woodley talks to Lawrence Aker, III, Senior …
16 min
43
Preaching on Faith During a Pandemic
Matt Woodley talks to Josh Moody, senior pastor a…
21 min
44
Preaching on the Resurrection: Why Easter Chang...
Have you ever felt afraid of preaching on Easter?…
18 min
45
Preaching Through Personal Pain
Matt Woodley and Kevin Miller discuss their own e…
18 min
46
Stick the Landing: How to Write Strong Conclusions
Matt Woodley and co-host Kevin Miller will walk y…
15 min
47
Preaching on Sexuality: a Theological Framework
How do we give a theological framework for thinki…
20 min
48
Leading Through Sermon Illustrations
Sermon illustrations are a point of tension for s…
14 min
49
When Bad Pressures Happen to Good Preachers
Season Three has officially begun. In episode one…
15 min
50
Grab Your Hearers Attention with Tension
For our fifth and final episode of Season 2 we si…
38 min
51
Sermons for the Skeptical Heart
In this episode we sit down with Jeremy McKeen, p…
27 min
52
Sunday Preaching for the Monday Christian
In our third episode we sit down with Patricia Ba…
24 min
53
How the Preacher-Pastor Crafts Their Sermons
In this episode we sit down with a long time cont…
29 min
54
Preaching Truth No One Wants to Hear ... But Sh...
Welcome back to Monday Morning Preacher. For this…
25 min
55
Preaching Through Weakness
Some great preachers really know how to meddle. T…
12 min
56
Biblical Meditation and Preaching
How do you get the biblical text off the page, in…
16 min
57
Preaching Jesus at Street Level
By the time I get up to preach I've been living i…
14 min
58
Why and How to Avoid Moralistic Preaching
Preaching should stir people to do something, bel…
13 min
59
Manuscript vs. Notes
What do you bring into the pulpit when you preach…
13 min
60
The Life Cycle of Your Sermon
After preaching for 25 years here's one surprisin…
11 min
61
Get The Text Right
At some point in our weekly sermon prep process w…
12 min
62
The Basics of Sermon Delivery (Part 2)
In this episode, ummmmm, we take a look at, ummmm…
14 min
63
The High Calling of Preaching: Lessons from Had...
I was about 22 and a new believer when a tall, od…
13 min
64
The Basics of Sermon Delivery (Part 1)
I think a lot of us preachers have picked up some…
12 min
65
Avoiding Preaching Ruts
For a decade I used to write complete sermon manu…
12 min
66
Outlining Your Sermon
A friend of mine once described a young preacher …
12 min
67
Finding Illustrations
In this episode, we feature a very fun topic—how …
12 min
68
The Cutting Room Floor
Here are the typical five stages of my weekly ser…
11 min
69
Reaching Those Far From God
Almost every preacher has heard the phrase “spiri…
12 min
70
Preaching in the Power of the Holy Spirit
At PreachingToday.com we talk a lot about the cra…
13 min
71
Sermon Feedback
You’ve prayed through your message, done your stu…
11 min
72
Preaching During Easter
I've preached about 25 Easter sermons in my caree…
12 min
73
Applying Your Message
I've been preaching almost regularly for about 25…
12 min
74
The Big Idea
There's a simple concept that helps make your ser…
14 min
75
Preaching with Intensity
Here’s a goal for every sermon: let it convey the…
13 min
76
Preaching to the Heart
You've done your sermon prep. You have a neat, cl…
13 min
77
Preaching During Lent
Preachers are always looking for ways to disciple…
14 min
78
Preaching with Courage
How'd you like to preach with a death threat hang…
14 min
79
Preaching on Controversial Topics
Abortion. Racism. LGBTQ issues. Divorce and remar…
14 min
80
Keeping Your Christmas Sermons Fresh
Christmas comes every year. Sometimes creativity …
15 min
81
Find Your Preaching Voice
In this week's episode of Monday Morning Preacher…
15 min
82
Writing Effective Introductions
Editor of Preaching Today Matt Woodley and his gu…
14 min
83
The Ladder of Abstraction
Editor of Preaching Today Matt Woodley and his gu…
15 min