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Bible Teachings

Ray Stedman has made the following insightful comment on the need for biblical, expository preaching:

The greatest contribution the Church can make today to a troubled and frightened generation is to return to a consistent and relevant preaching of the Word of God! All Christians would agree that what is most needed in the present age is a loosing of the power of God among us, but what is often forgotten is that the proclamation of His word has always been God’s chosen channel of power. “He sent his word and healed them,” the psalmist declares. And it is not so much preaching from the Bible that is needed, as it is preaching the Bible itself–in a word, expository preaching!

At Brackenhurst Baptist Church we are committed to expository preaching. Doug Van Meter is our pastor-teacher, the man gifted by God and given the responsibility of expounding the Scriptures on a weekly basis from the pulpit of the church.

Ordinarily, Doug preaches week after week in a systematic manner through a particular book of the Bible. We want to make these sermons available to you, both in audio and text format. By following the links to the left, you can view text transcripts of the various messages preached by Doug through various books of the Bible, as well as messages on particular subjects, and the occasional one-off message that is not part of his weekly exposition.

In addition to the sermon transcripts, we have also made available to you various articles written by men in the church whom we trust to be men of integrity and sound theology. These articles deal with various subjects. Some of them are theological in nature, whilst others deal with current issues or hot potatoes in our world today. We trust that they will be of help to you.

You may duplicate the resources on our site in any form you wish, provided you do not alter the text in any way and you do not charge for reproductions above the actual reproduction cost.

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

(2 Timothy 4:1-5)