We should be careful who we allow to influence us. As someone who listens to a handful of sermons and talks every week I am very conscious of how my thought life can be shaped by the people I choose to listen to.
However, what it has given me is a go-to catalogue of people I can go to if I want to brush up on a certain topic. Each person has a specialist subject matter or specific passion.
Here’s my list:
Culture and Society – Albert Mohler
Justification – RC Sproul
Exegetical teaching – John Macarthur
Christian Living – John Piper
Contemporary Theology – Kevin DeYoung
New Testament Scholarship – DA Carson
The passion of the gospel – CJ Mahaney
Family and Marriage – Russell Moore
Apologetics – Ravvi Zacharias, William Lane Craig, John Lennox
Grace – Paul Tripp, Tulian Tchividjian, Elyse Fitzpatrick
Suffering – Matt Chandler
To be intellectually stimulated – Andrew Wilson
The state of the UK church – Adrian Warnock
Missional Living – David Platt
Signs and Wonders – Bill Johnson, Heidi Baker
To be shouted at – Mark Driscoll
Applying the gospel – Tim Keller
Life in the Spirit – Terry Virgo
Ecclesiology – Mark Dever
Systematic Theology and Doctrine – Wayne Grudem
Gender and Sexuality – Claire Smith
To be inspired, encouraged and given a vision – my pastor every Sunday.
The danger in listening to so many sermons every week is that it can dilute the meaning and impact of the preaching you hear amongst your local congregation. The people above should only be thought of as an addition to your what your pastor preaches on a Sunday morning and never as a substitute.
“The most important sermon you will hear this week will be on Sunday morning.” Kevin DeYoung
Who do you go to? Help me build my list…