Interviews and messages designed to help you understand, apply and teach the Bible with power and clarity to this generation.
You Must Be a Good Listener in Order to Become a Great Speaker - Brian Synnott
45:24Brian Synott sits down with Mike Neglia for a discussion about bivocational ministry, therapy, addiction recovery and prison ministry. He recounts his first sermon at a hyper-charismatic youth group in county Cork, Ireland in the late 1980s and the significant growth that has taken place in his ministry since then. They speak about the surprising influence of Calvary Chapel on Brian’s preaching philosophy and the value of verse-by-verse teaching as a way of growing believers AND combating heresy. They also speak about cigarettes, dyspraxia, guest-speaking, and the importance of being a good listener before you attempt to be a good speaker. Biography: Brian is married to Doris and has three sons, Chris, Andrew and Nathan. As a teenager, Brian had a dramatic encounter with God, which marked the beginning of a journey away from severe depression and other troubles. 40 years on, Brian has been ordained as a Christian Minister (Elim), pastored for over 20 years, and led in planting churches in Ireland. He is the National Director of Christian Counselling International (Ireland). He has practised as a Theotherapy counsellor for nearly 25 years. He has worked with a total of 7 Christian Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation centres, the primary centres being with Teen Challenge U.K. and Tiglin Ireland. He has been the Services manager for Dublin Christian Mission, managing a team thats remit was to bring hope to those with adtive addiction and homelessness, etc.... He has been the Supervisor of the Elevate Program in the YMCA, leading young people under 25 in their aftercare program / away from a life of substance misuse towards functionality, further education, employment etc.… He works as a prison Chaplain and counsels, trains, and supervises other Theotherapy counsellors. He is regularly asked to speak in seminars/workshops on Theotherapy and is often a guest preacher / Bible teacher. Brian loves to speak on the radio on both Biblical and Mental Health subjects. Brian’s primary Honours degree is in Christian Ministry and Theology from Manchester University. He has since earned a Doctorate in Theotherapy and a Stage 3 Supervisory qualification with the British Association of Counsellors and Practitioners in the U.K. (B.A.C.P.). He has been a lecturer in the Teen Challenge Leadership Academy as well as teaching/training the staff of T.C.U.K.. He loves the Word of God and is passionate about seeing Christians released to their full potential, thus assisting many other people in their lives and ultimately glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ. Recommended Episodes: Bridging the Gap between Counselling and Preaching - Conor Berry : https://expositorscollective.org/expositors-collective-podcast/bridging-the-gap-between-counselling-and-preaching-conor-berry/ Learning from John the Baptist - George Scanlan: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2021/2/16/learning-from-john-the-baptist-george-scanlan What is the Holy Spirit doing when we Preach? Fred Sanders : https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/applied-pneumatology-what-is-the-holy-spirit-doing-when-we-preach Resources Mentioned: Brian's sermon at Calvary Cork: https://youtube.com/live/Z63tQLdzLwM "Neither a borrower nor a lender be" : https://poemanalysis.com/shakespeare-quotes/neither-a-borrower-nor-a-lender-be/ Cork YMCA : https://ymca-ireland.net/cork-regional/ Connect with Us: For information about our upcoming training events visit ExpositorsCollective.com The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/ Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective Click here to support Expositors Collective
Why You Should Stop Saying "We" in Your Messages with Carey Nieuwhof
47:20Should preachers use the humble "we" or the personalised "you" when speaking to their congregations? Should busy leaders take breakfast meetings? Should sermon preparation nourish the soul of the pastor? Carey Nieuwhof answers these questions and more in this captivating and compelling conversation with Mike. We'll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at a yet-to-be-preached sermon and learn how to get time, energy and priorities working in your favour. Here's the link to the January 21st sermon on love and A.I. that Carey was working on:https://connexuschurch.com/messages/discovering-gods-solution-for-loneliness/ Recommended Resources: At Your Best: https://careynieuwhof.com/at-your-best/ How to Write and Preach Compelling Sermons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHtYrkOIcqU The Carey Nieuwhof "Preaching Cheat Sheet" https://careynieuwhof.com/preaching-cheat-sheet-8/ Carey Nieuwhof is a best-selling author, leadership expert, attorney, and non-profit leader. As the host of the top-rated Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast and curator of one of the most widely-read leadership blogs, Carey is uniquely positioned to deliver actionable keynotes for conferences. With over 30 million downloads, the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership podcast ranks in the top .1% of podcasts in the world and Carey's other leadership content is accessed millions of times a year. His teachings in leadership are heavily focused on burnout, becoming a healthy leader, eliminating toxic culture, future trends, and personal growth. In his keynotes, Carey explores the challenges and provides solutions for leaders at all levels of an organization. He holds degrees in law, theology, and history. His best-selling book, At Your Best: How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favor, is designed to help every leader escape stress and begin living at a sustainable pace and has been profiled by Forbes, Fast Company, and Business Insider. His work has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Business Insider, and on EntreLeadership. Carey and his wife Toni live north of Toronto, Ontario, and have two grown sons. Recommended Episodes: Coaching, Critiquing and Calling - David Ireland https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/coaching-critiquing-and-calling-with-david-ireland Leaving Behind Our Hidden Shame for His Glorious Grace - Ray Ortlund - https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/leaving-behind-our-hidden-shame-for-his-glorious-grace-ray-ortlund-1rib Is it Possible to be Too Vulnerable in the Pulpit? - Josh White: https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/is-it-possible-to-be-too-vulnerable-in-the-pulpit-josh-white For information about our upcoming training events visit ExpositorsCollective.com The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/ Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective Click here to support Expositors Collective
Expository Preaching Enables Transformative Encounters With God Himself
24:38Jim Wilson spoke powerfully during the opening address from our Temecula Expositors Collective gathering from Romans 12 about how expository preaching brings the hearers into contact with God and how that will necessarily provoke and invite life transformation. Jim Wilson started preaching when he was 17, became a pastor when he was 18 and served as a full-time pastor until he became a professor. Today, he is Professor of Leadership Formation and the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Gateway Seminary where he has served since 2006. Though a full-time member of the Seminary faculty, Dr. Wilson continues to serve the local church as a Teaching Pastor of Lakeshore City Church in Corona, CA In addition, he is speaks at conferences, seminars, retreats and in other local churches. Wilson is an award winning writer with hundreds of pieces in print and the author, co-author or contributor to more than thirty books. Zondervan Academic, Broadman & Holman, Lexham Press, Serendipity House, LifeWay, Weaver Book Company, Standard Publishing, and Tyndale House have published his work. His sermons and sermon illustrations appear in WordSearch, Accordance and Logos Bible Software. Jim graduated with a BA from Wayland University and a MDiv and DMin from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He has certifications as a Church Consultant from Society of Church Consultants. Transitional Pastor from LifeWay, and is a MBTI practitioner. Resources Mentioned: Illustrating Well: Preaching Sermons that Connect]:(https://lexhampress.com/product/213956/illustrating-well-preaching-sermons-that-connect) Fresh Ministry: Helping Pastors be More Effective: (https://freshministry.org/) Jim Wilson's Books: (http://www.freshministry.org/books.html) Sermon Preparation Reflection Loop: (https://vimeo.com/299984821) Recommended Episodes: Jim's interview that he referenced at the beginning of the message: https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/beyond-words-sermon-illustrations-and-the-preacher-who-could-not-speak-jemx Jeremy Kimble: https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/preaching-the-efficacious-word-of-god-with-jeremy-kimble Adam Copenhaver: The Right and Wrong Ways to Tell Stories in Your Sermons (https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/4/26/the-right-and-wrong-way-to-tell-stories-in-your-sermons-adam-copenhaver) -————— For information about our upcoming training events visit ExpositorsCollective.com The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/ Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective Click here to support Expositors Collective
Applied Pneumatology: What Is the Holy Spirit Doing When We Preach?
50:14Professor, author and lay-preacher Fred Sanders speaks with Mike about what exactly the Holy Spirit is doing as we prepare a sermon, deliver it, and also what He is doing in the hearts, minds and lives of our hearers. He speaks about the second noetic office of the Spirit, the unremarkable sermon that sparked the Asbury Revival and inspiring trends in the preaching landscape today. You can purchase The Holy Spirit: An Introduction here: https://www.crossway.org/books/the-holy-spirit-tpb-2/ Fred Sanders is a theologian who studies and teaches across the full range of Christian doctrines, but always with a special focus on the doctrine of the Trinity. Since 1999, Fred has taught in the Torrey Honors College, an undergraduate program in the great books, at Biola University. Fred studied art (drawing and printmaking) in college, earned an MDiv at Asbury Theological Seminary, and a PhD from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. He and his wife Susan (who have been friends since they met at age 11) are members of Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada, CA. They have two adult children. Fred has written several books and articles; his most important books are The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything (Crossway, 2010); The Triune God (Zondervan, 2016); and Fountain of Salvation: Trinity and Soteriology (Eerdmans, 2021). He blogs copiously here at fredfredfred.com, with colleagues at scriptoriumdaily.com, and maintains an active presence on Twitter. Recommended episodes: Preaching in the Power of the Spirit - Brian Brodersen https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/preaching-in-the-power-of-the-holy-spirit-with-brian-brodersen Following the Spirit - Suzy Silk: https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/following-the-spirit-suzy-silk Slowing Down and Opening Up to the Spirit - Dan Hamel: https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/slowing-down-and-opening-up-to-gods-spirit-with-dan-hamel For information about our upcoming training events visit ExpositorsCollective.com The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/ Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective
Rejected Yet Rejoicing
31:05At the final session of our Austin preachers training event, Tim Chaddick speaks from the parable of the sower (Mark 4:1-20) and gives 4 practical principles and 3 encouragements for Bible teachers. Tim Chaddick is the Pastor for Preaching at Reality Ventura and Founding Pastor of Reality Church London and Reality LA. A native to California, Tim's first ten years of church-planting ministry started as the Lead Pastor of Reality LA in 2006, a thriving church in the heart of Hollywood, before planting Reality London in the UK in 2016. In 2021, Tim returned to California to take up the Pastor for Preaching role at Reality Ventura. These churches are a part of the Reality family of churches, a movement committed to relational church planting and serving the broader body of Christ. Tim's first two books, Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning and The Truth about Lies, were projects which came from lessons learned while living and pastoring in urban areas. Pastor Tim and his wife Lindsey care deeply about the ministry of the local church and seek to devote themselves to helping churches begin and flourish in their mission to share and reflect the gospel. Recommended Episodes: Jeremy Treat on "The Treat Sheet" https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/preaching-teams-the-treat-sheet-and-global-christianity-with-jeremy-treat Tim Chaddick on Reading, Rhythms and Rules https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/reading-rhythms-and-rules-with-tim-chaddick Tim Chaddick on 5 values that should matter to all preachers: https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/what-have-you-been-talking-about-tim-chaddick For information about our upcoming training events visit ExpositorsCollective.com The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/ Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective
Beyond Words: Sermon Illustrations and the Preacher Who Could Not Speak
1:00:26"In this touching episode, Brother Jim Wilson and Mike delve into the profound experience of losing one's voice as a preacher. Jim recounts a challenging nine-month period of voicelessness, sharing the emotional and practical hurdles he faced. They explore the paradox of a speaker unable to speak and a preacher unable to preach, touching on various sermon illustrations such as personal stories, fresh ideas, biblical references, hypothetical scenarios, and historical examples. **Lowdown:** **PART ONE: Exploring Sermon Illustrations:** Jim discusses impactful sermon illustrations, including Personal Stories, Fresh Ideas, Biblical References, Hypothetical Scenarios, and Historical Examples. **PART TWO: The Silence of the Preacher:** Jim shares his rollercoaster journey of being voiceless for nine months, delving into the emotional and practical struggles. Mike adds his own challenges after a head injury affected his reading and speaking abilities. The discussion explores the frustration and profound insights that arise from feeling unable to fulfill one's calling. Join Brother Jim Wilson and Mike for a heartfelt conversation offering a new perspective on the power of spoken words and the complexities of preaching and illustrating. **Note:** This episode is relevant to anyone interested in preaching, public speaking, and the impact of words. Whether you're a preacher, speaker, or simply curious about the challenges communicators face, this discussion provides valuable insights and inspiration. Dr. Jim Wilson, a seasoned preacher and professor, shares his wealth of experience at Gateway Seminary and Lakeshore City Church. Despite being a full-time faculty member, he continues to serve local churches and speaks at various events. **Resources Mentioned:** - [Illustrating Well: Preaching Sermons that Connect](https://lexhampress.com/product/213956/illustrating-well-preaching-sermons-that-connect) - [Fresh Ministry: Helping Pastors be More Effective](https://freshministry.org/) - [Jim Wilson's Books](http://www.freshministry.org/books.html) - [Sermon Preparation Reflection Loop](https://vimeo.com/299984821) - [The Homiletical Plot: The Sermon as Narrative Art Form](https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/114821) **Recommended Episodes:** - [Rafael Manzaneres - The Power and Danger of Personal Illustrations](https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2020/2/24/zj3d28nijrb4moagh63yp2znkqhijs) - [Donald Sunukjian: Establishing Relevance by Rummaging through People's Lives](https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/7/19/oral-clarity-and-establishing-relevance-by-rummaging-through-peoples-lives-with-don-sunukjian) - [Adam Copenhaver: The Right and Wrong Ways to Tell Stories in Your Sermons](https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/4/26/the-right-and-wrong-way-to-tell-stories-in-your-sermons-adam-copenhaver) - [Tim Chaddick and Mike Neglia Talk about Identity Issues in the Life of a Preacher](https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/vox-hibernia/episode/episode-6-identity) **For information about our upcoming training events, visit [ExpositorsCollective.com](https://expositorscollective.com/).** **The Expositors Collective podcast is part of CGNMedia, working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content, visit [cgnmedia.org](https://cgnmedia.org/).** **Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: [Expositors Collective Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective)."
Integrity Outweighs Technique with Marcus Honeysett
1:05:48Tune in to this deep-dive podcast episode where we explore the essence of spiritual leadership with Marcus Honeysett! We'll unpack the technical aspects of preaching, how the pulpit shapes a culture of truth and love, but also its limitations. Mike and Marcus delve into why a leader's character outweighs their skills, emphasizing the significance of imitation and emulation in molding effective leaders. Discover how power dynamics impact a church environment and learn strategies to foster accountability. Marcus shares insights on establishing healthy church policies and effectively communicating them to the congregation. If you're passionate about personal growth, spiritual leadership, and making a positive impact in your faith community, this podcast is a must-listen! Marcus, the founding director of Living Leadership, is dedicated to supporting and empowering church leaders. His books, including Powerful Leaders? (IVP, 2022), highlight his commitment to nurturing effective leadership. www.livingleadership.org Twitter @marcushoneysett Gospel Centred Preaching : Becoming the preacher God wants you to be By Tim Chester & Marcus Honeysett Recommended Episodes: Preaching God's Grace to the Disgraced - Justin Holcomb: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/12/20/preaching-gods-grace-to-the-disgraced-with-justin-holcomb Battling Pride in the Heart of the Preacher- Tim Chaddick, Clay Worrell, Nick Cady https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/8/16/battling-pride-in-in-the-heart-of-the-preacher-panel-discussion-with-dominic-done-clay-worrell-nick-cady-amp-tim-chaddick Preaching through Tension and Division: Julius Kim & Paul Hoffman : https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2023/6/6/preaching-through-tension-and-division-with-matthew-kim-paul-hoffman-and-mike-neglia Self Absorption is the Death Knell to Faithful Preaching - Paul LeBoutillier : https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/12/6/self-absorption-is-the-death-knell-to-faithful-preaching-with-paul-leboutillier For information about our upcoming training events visit ExpositorsCollective.com The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/ Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective
Trauma, Crisis, Brokenness and the Pulpit with Krista Fox - REBROADCAST
48:47Trauma, Crisis and Brokenness are part of the human experience and as pastors, disciple-makers and Bible teachers we need to be aware of how God's Word and God's Spirit empower us to listen well, speak carefully and actually HELP people. Krista Fox speaks about her experience as a missionary in in the Amazonian region of Brazil in Belem, Para working with individuals involved in prostitution, sex trafficking and refugees. She is the founder of Applied Care for Trauma which partners with other organizations, churches, and mission fields to equip Christians to work with brokenness and trauma in their people. Krista is originally from Denver, CO where she served in ministry with their first church plant until they left for the mission field. She and her family, her husband Kyle of 21 years and their 2 sons, lived and served as missionaries in the Amazonian region of Brazil in Belem, Para for 8 years. She and her husband planted Calvary Chapel Belém where Krista also served as the women’s ministry leader as well as developed and led the Proverbs 24:11 ministry (a ministry dedicated to individuals involved in human trafficking and prostitution). Krista and her family have currently transitioned from the missions field to Southern California. Krista has been involved in ministry for over 16 years. She has a masters degree in counseling and is currently pursuing her doctorate’s degree in Counseling:Traumatology. Her heart’s desire is to see the hurt healed and walking with the Lord. She is currently developing a new ministry, Applied Care for Trauma (ACT), which offers trainings and encouragement to churches/ministries who desire to counsel/discipline the hurting people in their care in a Biblical, practical and effective manner. Resources Mentioned: The White Umbrella : Walking with Survivors of Sex Trafficking - Mary Frances Bowley https://www.amazon.com/White-Umbrella-Walking-Survivors-Trafficking/dp/0802408591 Community-Based Psychological First Aid: A Practical Guide to Helping Individuals and Communities during Difficult Times - Gerard Jacobs https://www.amazon.co.uk/Community-Based-Psychological-First-Aid-Individuals-ebook/dp/B01GW5XP9O What NOT to say to a survivor of assault - Justin Holcomb “I know how you feel.” “I understand.” “You’re lucky that ____________ didn’t happen.” “It’ll take some time, but you’ll get over it.” “Why don’t you tell me more details about what happened?” “Don’t worry, it’s going to be all right.” “Try to be strong.” “Out of tragedies good things happen.” “Time heals all wounds.” “It was God’s will.” “You need to forgive and move on.” “Calm down and try to relax.” “You should get on with your life.” Visit https://www.netgrace.org/resources/what-to-say-to-a-victim for the complete article Recommended Expositors Collective Episodes: Justin Holcomb on preaching and care for those who have survived sexual assault: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/12/20/preaching-gods-grace-to-the-disgraced-with-justin-holcomb Preaching Hope In Darkness - Karen Mason and Scott Gibson : https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2021/1/12/preaching-hope-in-darkness-karen-mason-and-scott-gibson For information about our upcoming training events visit ExpositorsCollective.com The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/ Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective
Self Awareness in the Life of a Preacher (Mike Neglia + Riley Taylor)
33:48In the most downloaded episode of 2023, Riley Taylor interviews Mike Neglia in Seattle, Washington about how preaching is a bidirectional act of love, love towards God and love towards people, why pastors should aspire to be “normal people” full of hospitable practices, attentiveness towards their cities and congregations and self-awareness, and they speculate about John Calvin's enneagram number! “Without knowledge of self, there is no knowledge of God. Our wisdom, insofar as it ought to be deemed true and solid wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. But as these are connected by many ties, it is not easy to determine which of the two precedes and gives birth to the other.” - John Calvin Recommended Episodes: Riley Taylor's groundbreaking and exemplary message on homiletics: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2018/8/14/episode-8-seven-lessons-on-homiletics Mike Neglia on Christ Centred Preaching: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/5/10/preaching-gospel-centered-sermons-mike-neglia Jon Tyson: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2021/12/21/theology-that-cannot-be-dismissed-power-that-cannot-be-denied-jon-tyson Bryan Chapell: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/9/13/pulpit-flourish-vs-pastoral-care-with-bryan-chappell For information about our upcoming training events visit ExpositorsCollective.com The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/ Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective
Should Bible Teachers Ever Allegorize the Old Testament?
28:39In this panel discussion (Recorded in Austin, Texas) questions are asked about the proper interpretation of the Old Testament in light of the New, how to avoid insider language as we preach, the danger of pride in the heart of the teacher, how to handle heartbreak in the ministry, and the question "How do I know if I'm actually called to teach?" Recommended Episodes: Battling Pride in the Heart of the Preacher : https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/battling-pride-in-in-the-heart-of-the-preacher-panel-discussion-with-dominic-done-clay-worrell-nick-cady-tim-chaddick Digging Deep into the Word to Help Those Who are Suffering w/ Terry Michaels : https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/digging-deep-into-the-word-to-help-those-who-are-suffering-with-terry-michaels For information about our upcoming training events visit ExpositorsCollective.com Click here to support Expositors Collective The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/ Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective