These are the most useful online preaching resources I’ve found on the web over the last 5-6 years, all organized under the following headings:

  • Preaching Courses
  • Basics Of Preaching
  • Exegesis
  • Expository Preaching
  • Commentaries
  • Introduction
  • Structure
  • Delivery of A Sermon
  • Using Notes
  • Application
  • Illustration
  • Old Testament Preaching
  • Evangelistic Preaching
  • Evaluating Preaching

For more resources in various categories click here.


John Piper’s Sermon Preparation | Alex Chediak

Don Carson’s Lectures On Preaching

Fundamentals Of Expository Preaching – Macarthur and Lawson

Derek Tidball Lectures on Preaching – Justin Taylor

Richard Gaffin Lectures: Reformed Hermeneutics – Justin Taylor

Tim Keller’s New Lectures On Preaching

How Sermons Work: David Murray’s Video Lectures on Preaching


Top 10 Books on Preaching

John Stott On Preparing A Sermon

What You’ll Never Hear About Preaching In Seminary

How Do You Define Preaching? Pure Church by Thabiti Anyabwile

John Wesley’s 12 Rules For Preachers

Praying During Sermon Preparation | Ordinary Pastor

The Craft of Life-Changing Preaching – The Gospel Coalition Blog

A Classical Analysis of Puritan Preaching – Reformation21

Preaching and Sermon Preparation – Reformed Forum

Things I’ve Learned Along the Way… | H.B. Charles Jr.

Four Rules for Preachers – Justin Taylor

Ed Stetzer – Preaching “One-Time” Sermons

8 rules for preachers from Luther – Reformation21 Blog

Preachers on Preaching | The Cripplegate

Reflections on Great Bible Teaching (Part 1, Part 2)

40 Lessons I’ve Learned About Preaching After My 400th Sermon | Pastoralized

Sermon preparation – Ray Ortlund

6 Bullet Points on Preaching | Challies Dot Com

The Centrality Of Preaching | RBC

Four Easy (and often overlooked) Tips that Could Improve Your Preaching | Ordinary Pastor

Ligon Duncan on Lloyd-Jones – Kevin DeYoung

10 steps to better preaching | Mission-minded Church |

Don’t Strive To Be a Great Preacher – Reformation21 Blog

Josh Moody on Preaching – Justin Taylor

Paul Washer on Homiletics | The Cripplegate

Help in Preaching the Hardest Sermons – Justin Taylor

Principles for preaching « The Wanderer

Lloyd-Jones on the Practice of Real Preaching – The Gospel Coalition Blog

7 Ways to Preach a Lousy Sermon by Ken Collins

7 Marks of Great Preaching by David Lose

Practical Tips for Expository Preachers | Crossway

Urban Legends: The Preacher’s Edition : Kingdom People

How Shall They Hear Without a Preacher? – Reformation21

What is Homiletics? on Vimeo

YouTube – What is Redemptive-Historical Preaching?

How to Think of Sermon Preparation and Delivery Like a Three-Course Meal – Justin Taylor

Practical Questions On Preaching | Proclamation Trust

Greg Beale on Preaching

Gospel-Centered Preaching : Kingdom People

Preaching that Paints the Shedding of Christ’s Blood - Feeding on Christ

The Imperative of the Indicative: Preaching Christ from the Gospels

An Outline for a Process of Sermon Preparation – Justin Taylor

From Text To Sermon (Video) | HeadHeartHand

Normal sermon prep? Really? | HeadHeartHand

Six steps of sermon preparation | HeadHeartHand

What Does It Mean To “Preach Christ?” |HeadHeartHand

8 Lessons I Learned About Preaching From Painting My Kitchen | HeadHeartHand

The secret to powerful preaching | HeadHeartHand

What Is Preaching? | HeadHeartHand

Dying To Preach | HeadHeartHand

Six Keys To Excellence In Preaching | HeadHeartHand

Tell Them One Thing | HeadHeartHand

Great preachers are great listeners (and lovers) | HeadHeartHand

God Blesses Beta Sermons | HeadHeartHand

A preacher who dreads sermon preparation? | HeadHeartHand

Sermon Eurekas | HeadHeartHand

White Space For Preachers | HeadHeartHand

10 Pointers for Young Preachers | Biblical Preaching

Faithful Expository Preaching Is Christ-Centered Preaching | Prince on Preaching

What to Know When You Are the Guest PreacherPreach Truth – Better

5 Radars Every Preacher Needs | Biblical Preaching

Spurgeon on Expositional Reading and Teaching in the Worship Service? – Feeding on Christ

The 5 Most Frustrating Things Pastors Do |

4 Reasons Why Some Preachers Get Better and Others Don’t by Hershael York

R-Rated Texts for an R-Rated World – The Gospel Coalition Blog

10 Lessons I Learned From My Mistakes in Preaching – Justin Taylor

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Preachers –   

A Preaching Confession | Gentle Reformation

Don’t Outsource Your Sermon Prep

50 Strategies for Better Preaching | TGC

Four Things To Keep In Mind For Your “Last Sermon” – Feeding on Christ

The Best Way to Improve Your Preaching – Borrowed Light

8 Ways You Might Be Losing People in Your Sermons

Preparing for the pulpit – Reformation21 Blog

Moore to the Point – What Martin Luther King Can Teach Us About Preaching

The Role of the Imagination in Good Preaching – Justin Taylor

A Key Sign that You Are Maturing as a Preacher | Canon Fodder

Sermon Prep for the Bivocational Pastor |

21 Skills of Great Preachers |

4 Sermon Types to Avoid by Derek Thomas | Ligonier Ministries Blog

Getting Through a Preaching Slump – Pure Church by Thabiti Anyabwile


10 Questions For Expositors – Brian Croft

10 Tips From Wayne Grudem On Bible Interpretation

Pointers for Preaching Epistles Effectively (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)

The dilemma of preaching and hearing God’s word | The Briefing

Preaching and Word Studies (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)

Extended Gestation | Biblical Preaching

The Peculiar Pleasure of Difficult Sermons « unashamed

Meditate Your Way To A More Creative Mind | Fast Company

BibleX: Five Crucial Sermon Questions

Snapshot Sermons | HeadHeartHand

Dangerous dissection | HeadHeartHand

7 types of preacher’s block (and what to do about them) | HeadHeartHand

Sermon prep and the chemistry of fear | HeadHeartHand

7 easy steps to much faster sermon prep | HeadHeartHand

Catchy sermon titles? | HeadHeartHand

How to Write Better Sermon Titles – Pro Preacher

What will I preach on? | HeadHeartHand

Investing In Sermon Titles | HeadHeartHand

10,000 Hours to a Great Sermon? | HeadHeartHand

Four Reasons Why Some Preachers Get Better and Others Don’t | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

Overcoming Preacher’s Block | Biblical Preaching

Eight Traits of Good Teaching | Desiring God

Top 20 Christ-Centered Expository Preaching Checklist « Prince on Preaching Prince on Preaching

Reading and Preaching the Text in Context – Feeding on Christ

BibleX: Suggestions for Crafting Message Statements

Pyromaniacs: Preaching Proverbs 6 — introduction and overview (#1)

Pyromaniacs: Preaching Proverbs 6 — getting started (#2)

Pyromaniacs: Preaching Proverbs 6 — getting in shape to preach (#4)

God’s Word is most powerful in context | The Briefing

Koinonia: Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — The Art and Force of Ps 119:1-8: Part 3

Koinonia: My Advice to Students — Van Pelt Shares Solid Languages Advice He Got and Wished He Got

How NOT To Use Strong’s Concordance

Scripture Tools for Every Person (STEP): A New Free Online Bible Study Resource. – Justin Taylor

Credo Magazine » D. A. Carson on Biblical Exegesis

7 Ways to Do a Bad Word Study. | Scribblepreach

Disciple-Making and Sentence Diagramming [Compilation + PDF] | Tim Brister

Borrowed Light: The Googlization of Bible Study

Typology Preserves Biblical Inerrancy Against Ehrman’s Mistake | For His Renown

Do Not Muzzle the Ox: Does Paul Quote Moses Out of Context? – Justin Taylor

Chiasms on the Brain? | For His Renown

Do You Make These 5 Common Word Study Mistakes? | Pastoralized

So What Is “Theological Interpretation of Scripture”? – Justin Taylor

Your Theological System Should Tell You How to Exegete – Kevin DeYoung

Book Reviews | Interview: Invitation To Biblical Interpretation – The Gospel Coalition

BibleX: The Exegetical Habit 

Jesus Redeems a Psalm: What a Difference “Christotelicity” Makes!

3 Steps for Interpreting Old Testament Pairings | Logos Talk: The Logos Bible Software Blog

ABC Study « Gentle Reformation

11 Questions Every Pastor Should Ask : Kingdom People

Fight the Text Before You Flee to Christ – The Gospel Coalition Blog 

ESV GreekTools – Justin Taylor

More on Quality Exegesis « Reading Acts

Women Weeping Over Diagrammed Sentences – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Can That Be Right? The New Testament’s Use of Old Testament Prophecy – Kevin DeYoung

Home – How To Do A Word Study Without Knowing Hebrew Or Greek – Azusa Pacific University

Word Studies

Feeding on Christ » Blog Archive » The Puritan Exegesis Project: William Cowper on 2 Cor. 5:5

Plummer’s Primer to Hermeneutics: A Must-Have : Kingdom People

Three Questions with Gerald Bray: On Three Questions to Ask of Biblical Texts – Justin Taylor

Koinonia: Three Views on the New Testament use of the Old Testament Darrell Bock, Walt Kaiser, and Pete Enns


Hearing Both Sides Of The Preaching Debate « unashamed

7 Reasons in Support of Consecutive Exposition of the Scripture

6 Advantages Of Consecutive Expository Preaching |

How Expositional Preaching Protects Preachers

9 Reasons Why I Preach Expositionally by Danny Slavich

Maybe I Do Want Topical Preaching? | 9Marks

Why Should a Pastor Preach through Whole Books of the Bible…Even the Hard Ones?

Pros and cons of consecutive expository preaching | HeadHeartHand

‘Expository Preaching’ – Time for Caution

Seven Qualities of Expository Preaching

9 Reasons for Consecutive Expository Preaching | The Briefing


Don Carson’s Best Commentaries

Joel Beeke’s best Commentaries

Best Commentaries

Best Commentaries: Top 2 for each book

Ligonier: Top 5 Commentaries on every book of the Bible

Desiring God recommendations

Tim Challies’ Top 5 Commentaries

Carson Explains What Makes a Good Commentary – The Gospel Coalition Blog

How to Find a Good Commentary

5 Reasons Why You Should Consult Commentaries | David L. Allen

A Short Commentary on Commentaries (Acts) – Kevin DeYoung

Using Bible Commentaries Beneficially – Gospel Growth

How TO Use a Commentary |

6 Reasons to Dig Into Calvin’s Commentaries – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Why a Commentary?

Commentaries as a Ministry by Douglas Moo | Reformed Theology Articles at


The one sentence most public speakers get wrong | Articles

How not to start a sermon | HeadHeartHand


20 Sermon Structures | HeadHeartHand


Delivery Dynamics: Are You You? | Biblical Preaching

Delivery Dynamics: Will They Listen | Biblical Preaching

How to Transition Between the Points of Your Sermon without Losing Your Audience | Pastoralized

Neither Padded, Nor Dense | Biblical Preaching

Ways to Capture and Hold Attention, Part 1 |

Ways to Capture and Hold Attention, Part 2 |

The Missing Ingredient in Many Sermons | Ordinary Pastor

BibleX: Teaching vs. Preaching

(42) Ask RC- What’s the difference between teaching and preaching?

The difference between a lecture and a sermon – Reformation21 Blog

The Personality of the Preacher | Biblical Preaching

The Personality of the Preacher 2 | Biblical Preaching

The Personality of the Preacher 3 | Biblical Preaching

Becoming Well-Spoken: How to Minimize Your Uh’s and Um’s | The Art of Manliness

How We Are Judged by Our Voice in Dating and the Workplace | Psychology Today

Pastors: Don’t Just Quote but Be Quotable | Ordinary Pastor

When Presenting, Remember To Pause | HBR

Luther on sermon length « Expository Thoughts

How long should my sermons be when I preach? | Practical Shepherding

How long?

Pyromaniacs: On the Folly of Preaching too Long

Writing A Book – Structure

What Tone Should Preachers Aim At? – Desiring God

A Presenter’s Guide to Remembering What to Say – Harvard Business Review

How to Improve Your Public Speaking by Practicing Out Loud

Voice lessons | The Christian Century

Preaching: Simple, not Simplistic |

Paradoxically Speaking: Simple Preaching

Simplicity And Love In Preaching

Pace and preaching | Don’t Stop Believing

A plea for profound simplicity | HeadHeartHand

Preachers wearing too much make-up | HeadHeartHand

The charity of clarity | HeadHeartHand

Notes from My Speech Coach

The Manner Is The Message | HeadHeartHand

10 Foolish Obstacles To The Foolishness Of Preaching | HeadHeartHand

8 Ways Preachers Harm The Depressed | HeadHeartHand

Truthful + Beautiful = Faithful |HeadHeartHand

Top 10 preaching mistakes | HeadHeartHand

David Wilkerson’s heartfelt plea for “anguish” | HeadHeartHand

Should We Practice Preaching? HeadHeartHand

Learning to preach from non-preachers | HeadHeartHand

The preacher’s vocal toolbox | HeadHeartHand

Overcoming The Frustration Barrier In Preaching | HeadHeartHand

Freshen Up Your Preaching | HeadHeartHand

How Not To Preach Boring Sermons | HeadHeartHand

8 Ways to Become a Warm-Hearted Preacher | Biblical Preaching

The Cost of Dull Preaching and Teaching – Borrowed Light

Preaching Earnestly | Gentle Reformation

4 Characteristics of Earnest Preaching | The Christward Collective

88 Questions Because Delivery Makes a Difference – III | Biblical Preaching

Credo Magazine » Preaching Through Mental Fog (Timothy Raymond)

20 World-Class Presentation Experts Share Their Top Tips

5 words on extemporaneous preaching

Be More Specific Than “Points” or “Things” | Andy Naselli

The Danger of Self-Awareness in Preaching – The Gospel Coalition Blog

4 Characteristics of Spirit-Empowered Preaching

Your Default Preaching Tone | Bibli cal Preaching

Is Your Body Language Hurting Your Preaching? | Pro Preacher


Preaching with Authority | Gentle Reformation

Sermon Prep for the Bivocational Pastor |

Simple, Practical Ways to Improve Your Preaching | Ordinary Pastor

Let the Tone of Your Sermon Match the Tone of the Text – Trevin Wax

Deadly, dull and boring | The Briefing

How To Spice Up Bland Sermons | Ordinary Pastor

The Top Mistakes I Make in Preaching ← Julian Freeman

Strawberry-Rhubarb Theology: Top Ten Ways to Make Your Preaching Clearer

How to Preach without Putting People to Sleep – Justin Taylor

Transitions | Biblical Preaching

6 Ways to Preach with Passion (Hint: Yelling Isn’t One of Them) | Pastoralized

Delivery Dynamics: Are You You? | Biblical Preaching

Delivery Dynamics: Will They Listen | Biblical Preaching


Preaching Notes Series

Paper or Plastic? Why I hate handwritten sermon notes | The Cripplegate

Preaching from an iPad | Proclamation Trust

10 Steps to Preach From Your iPad | Challies Dot Com

Adam’s Apple: Preaching from an iPad | The Cripplegate

Tim Keller on Writing a Sermon – YouTube

Sermon Notes | Proclamation Trust

Is Preaching Without Notes The Most Authentic? | Proclamation Trust

BibleX: The Value of a Good Outline

More Thoughts on Sermon Manuscripts « Provocations & Pantings

Moving Toward Noteless | Biblical Preaching

7 Tips for Public Speaking Without All the Notes

C.S. Lewis’s Advice on Writing Well – Justin Taylor

Preaching Without Notes | Connected Kingdom Podcast

Preaching Without Notes (1) | HeadHeartHand

Preaching Without Notes (2) | HeadHeartHand


Clarity and discretion – Reformation21 Blog

Preaching that Cuts to the Heart – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Pyromaniacs: Ways to profit from an expository sermon

Every Pastor is a Translator | H.B. Charles Jr.

Making Truth Memorable | Biblical Preaching

I preach for me


Preaching to the Mixed Congregation | Biblical Preaching

Applying the Sermon: Watch out for Pits, Walls and Stones « Preaching Barefoot

Preaching to the Heart | Biblical Preaching

Deeper Application – Blog –

5 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Preaching | Ordinary Pastor

How to Preach Like Phil Ryken and Duane Litfin Without Sounding Like Them | Pastoralized

15 Ways to Improve Clarity | Biblical Preaching

Show Then Tell – Free eBook On Sermon Illustrations

The Christian Curmudgeon: Don’t Tase Me, Bro

Founders Ministries Blog: The need for discriminating preaching and the danger of its absence

A Call for Authoritative Preaching

How To Astonish The World | HeadHeartHand

Preaching with Bold Assurance: An Interview with Hershael York : Kingdom People

Don’t Be Afraid To Preach To The Affections

Preaching for Application – Justin Taylor

Should Preachers Show Their Work? Or, Should Our Preaching Train People to Read the Bible? | For His Renown

Preaching to the Whole Choir – Kevin DeYoung

Does a Sermon Really Change Anybody? « Preaching Barefoot

On Sermon Application

What Is Application? | HeadHeartHand

8 Principles of Application | HeadHeartHand

Emotional Intelligence | HeadHeartHand

Preaching To All Ages | HeadHeartHand

Steve Jobs On Preaching | HeadHeartHand

Disarming Your Hearers | HeadHeartHand

Preaching that Cuts to the Heart – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Preaching And Application (Pt 2) | The Heidelblog

Learning the Art of Sermon Application – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Gospel-Centered Application of the Word | Tim Brister

Preaching & Application 5 | Biblical Preaching

The Danger of Leaving the “Why” Out of Your Application | Pastoralized

Preaching Careful, Consistent Application: A Conversation with Jonathan Leeman – Trevin Wax

Charles Simeon on Discriminatory Preaching – Reformation21 Blog

Preaching for Application – Justin Taylor


Thoughts On Illustrations

How to Guarantee Your Sermon Illustrations Succeed by Eric McKiddie – 

The Value of Sermon Introductions: How to Stop Giving Your Congregation Theological Whiplash | Pastoralized

3 Things Photographers Can Teach You about Developing an Eye for Sermon Illustrations | Pastoralized

12 Reasons for Using Sermon Ilustrations

The Easier Path to Sermon Illustrations – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Why I Use Illustrations in My Teaching and Preaching by Erik Raymond | Ligonier Ministries Blog

What makes for a good illustration? | Blogging Theologically

12 Steps to Strong Sermon Illustrations | Pastoralized


There’s a lot more here: Top 200 Online Articles on Preaching Christ From The Old Testament and Top 70 HeadHeartHand Articles on Preaching Christ From The Old Testament

Top 10 Books on Christ in the Old Testament

Top 20 Online Resources on Christ in Proverbs

Top 70 Online Resources on the Psalms

“On Preaching Christ from Daniel” by Sidney Greidanus

Preaching Through Joshua |

Dale Ralph Davis on Preaching and Praying the Psalms « unashamed

The Apostolic Hermenuetic: Preaching Christ From All The Scriptures

BibleX: Preaching Amos

A Review: “The Word Became Fresh: How to Preach from Old Testament Narrative Texts”

BibleX: Reasons for Preaching Predictive Prophecy

Pyromaniacs: The sting of sending a sluggard: Preaching a single verse from a chiasm in Proverbs

To Cut a Long Story Short: Preaching Obadiah | the Cripplegate


The Secret to Spurgeon’s Evangelistic Ministry by Steven Lawson | Ligonier Ministries Blog

Stop preaching only to the choir? | The Briefing

5 Ways Pastors Can Improve Their Apologetic Preaching – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Evangelistic Preaching on Sunday Morning? – Justin Taylor

What is evangelistic preaching? | HeadHeartHand

4 kinds of evangelistic sermons | HeadHeartHand

Why is evangelistic preaching so rare today? | HeadHeartHand

4 characteristics of evangelistic preaching | HeadHeartHand

4 (more) characteristics of evangelistic preaching | HeadHeartHand

What does an evangelistic sermon look like? | HeadHeartHand


Deep Preaching: Theological Matters

Moore to the Point – Good News for Bad Preachers

How should a pastor respond when he is complimented about his sermon? | Practical Shepherding

Teaching preaching | The Briefing

Flattery Can Kill – The Gospel Coalition Blog

An assessment of preaching « The Wanderer

The Three Basic Forms of Defective Preaching « Building Old School Churches

3 Reasons Why PowerPoint Preaching is Not Prophetic

How do you do expositional preaching poorly? | 9Marks

How To Critique A Sermon | HeadHeartHand 

How should a pastor respond when he is praised for a good sermon? | Practical Shepherding

BibleX: Responding to Praise