Preach the Word

Ten Commandments for Preaching

Ten Commandments for Preaching in summary:

  1. Thou shalt not put words in God’s mouth.
  2. Thou shalt prepare and preach every message as though it were thy last.
  3. Thou shalt not present the Word of God in a boring and non-compelling manner.
  4. Thou always shalt point to Christ in thy message.
  5. Thou shalt edify thy hearers to faith and obedience.
  6. Thou shalt not be one kind of person and another kind of preacher.
  7. Thou shalt not open a commentary until thou hast read the passage 100 times.
  8. Honor thine context above all else, so that it may go well with thee in thy message.
  9. Thou shalt make the point of the text the point of the message.
  10. Thou shalt preach and teach doctrine above all else.

-By J. Tyler Scarlett, Pastor of Forest Baptist Church in Forest, Virginia

Each point is fleshed out in a paragraph here.