One of the best sermons I have heard in a very long time is from Pastor Kevin DeYoung. At T4G he preached “Never Spoke a Man Like This Before: Inerrancy, Evangelism and Christ’s Unbreakable Bible.” I recommend everyone to listen to this sermon, especially in light of the attack on the Bible’s inerrancy and authority in our culture. With that said, as T4G is a pastors conference, I especially recommend this sermon for pastors.
DeYoung does a masterful job at what I would call “cutting through the crap” and dealing with the things that really lie at the heart of this issue. He cuts right through the shallow comments of secularism and liberal christianity and delivers a blow.
He doesn’t just stop there though. Many pastors are satisfied delivering blows to those they see as “opponents,” but DeYoung is not one of them. In this sermon he argues passionately for why we can stand faithfully on Inerrancy and the authority of the Bible for our lives and ministries. I have heard a lot of sermons on Inerrancy. Typically, I respond to these with a, “Yes, of course. Inerrancy is true and vital.” With this sermon I want to stand up and charge up a mountain.
Never have I been so roused, gripped and encouraged through a sermon on Inerrancy. This sermon gives every Christian, but pastors especially great confidence for our preaching and sharing of the Word in our dark culture.
Make the time and give this sermon a listen. I would love to hear your thoughts and process it further.