Heritage Preaching Lectures 2019

Heritage Preaching Lectures, October 3, 2019 // 8:30am-4:00pm



Join us for our Annual Preaching Lectures as we hear from guest lecturer, Dr. Winfred Neely, on Preaching that Moves People. We desire to equip ministry leaders and provide tools to sharpen their skills and serve their churches and congregations well. The Heritage Preaching Lectures will provide an opportunity to be strengthened and encouraged in your ministry.



  • 8:30-9:00am Registration
  • 9:00-9:15am Welcome and Worship
  • 9:15-10:15am Sermon: The Service Revolution – John 13:1-17 
  • 10:15-10:45am Break
  • 10:45-11:45am Plenary 1: Sermons that Move Imagination
  • 11:45-12:00pm Heritage President’s Update
  • 12:00-1:30pm Lunch (Not provided)
  • 1:30-2:30pm Plenary 2: The Moving Power of Story
  • 2:30-2:55pm Break
  • 2:55-3:55pm Plenary 3: Message Delivery that Moves People
  • 3:55-4:00pm Benediction and Dismissal

Central Baptist Seminary Alumni Event to follow (See below)



All women are invited to join Dr. Linda Reed from Heritage and Dr. Terri Stovall from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas as they teach and support women serving in ministry.

Please sign up for each option (All options are free):

  • Women’s Day (Teaching sessions) with Dr. Terri Stovall
  • Women’s Lunch
  • Breakout session for Pastor’s Wives (for small part of the day)

Those who desire to pursue the Graduate Certificate course, Women Serving in Ministry and Leadership will remain for two more days (October 4-5). To enroll in the course for audit or credit, APPLY HERE. This option has a tuition fee.


Registration is $60! Click on the Register button below and complete the online registration.


Central Baptist Alumni Dinner

Dr. Stan Fowler and the alumni of Central Baptist Seminary invite you to an evening of reflection and thanksgiving as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of Central Baptist Seminary. This event will take place in the Heritage Chapel following the Preaching Lectures.

Punch will be served at 5:00pm followed by a roast beef dinner at 5:30pm.

Space is limited – Register by September 1 for $25. Tickets will increase to $35 after this date.


Heritage Preaching Lectures 2019 Story

How does a pastor craft and deliver sermons in a way that moves people? This is the topic that pastors and church leaders will be learning about at this year’s Heritage Preaching Lectures hosted by Heritage Theological Seminary on October 3rd.

This year, Heritage will be welcoming Dr. Winfred Neely to be the guest lecturer at the popular annual event to speak on the topic of preaching that moves people.

Dr. Neely currently teaches at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois as a Professor of Biblical Preaching. Neely also serves as Senior Pastor of Judson Baptist Church in Oak Park, Illinois, and is the author of a number of publications including his latest book, How to Overcome Worry: Experiencing the Peace of God in Every Situation.

For over 20 years, Heritage Theological Seminary has hosted the annual Heritage Preaching Lectures, bringing renowned pastors and scholars to the school to teach on various topics related to preaching. The goal of the event each year is to help equip pastors and other ministry leaders with the tools needed to sharpen their skills in order to serve their churches and congregations well.

The event will also include a special day for pastor’s wives and women serving in ministry to also be encouraged and equipped. Participants in this free women’s event will have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Terri Stovall from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and hosted by Dr. Linda Reed of Heritage Theological Seminary.

To register for Heritage Preaching Lectures or for more information visit the HPL 2019 schedule page.

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Learning to listen to God’s Word

Dr. J. Stephen Yuille (Vice President of Academics and Academic Dean of College at Heritage College & Seminary) believes there’s much to learn from those who’ve gone before us. By way of example he points to the English puritan and pastor Thomas Manton (1620-1677). “He was a towering figure during a particularly turbulent time in English history,” says Dr. Yuille. “More importantly, he was a faithful pastor who fulfilled his charge with unwavering devotion to God’s Word and God’s people. His published sermons (22 volumes) are a treasure trove of biblical wisdom, theological insight, and pastoral counsel.”

Dr. Yuille introduces us to Thomas Manton in his most recent book, Great Spoil: Thomas Manton’s Spirituality of the Word. The main purpose of the book is to demonstrate the centrality of God’s Word to Manton’s approach to the Christian life. Dr. Yuille believes Manton’s example is timely, given the tendency of many evangelicals to adopt a subtle form of mysticism – the belief that we are able to sense the Holy Spirit working directly within us, producing impulses as a means of communicating God’s will to us. “I think this kind of approach to spirituality is potentially dangerous because it ultimately severs the Spirit of God from the Word of God, thereby divorcing Him from the only infallible and sufficient revelation that He has given us – the Bible,” warns Dr. Yuille. “Thomas Manton puts us back on solid ground by reminding us that God’s Spirit always speaks through God’s Word.”

Great Spoil also emphasizes Manton’s conviction that the Holy Spirit renews and revives our hearts by means of God’s Word. Throughout his sermons, Manton insists that the heart is “a chaos of desires, seeking to be filled with something from without.” For Dr. Yuille, this message is crucial when it comes to the Christian life. “Without constant care, the heart will seek satisfaction in the wrong things. This is one of the reasons why the Word of God is so important. It’s the means by which the Holy Spirit constantly orients our hearts heavenward.”

Manton’s biblical piety also highlights the need for Christians to engage in the practice of spiritual duties and disciplines. These are the means through which the Holy Spirit works in us, cultivating greater love for God. “Manton believes that the spiritual life is maintained through faith and that faith is cultivated by God’s Word. It’s the means by which God sends His life-giving Spirit,” says Dr. Yuille. “We must, therefore, be diligent in the use of the means of grace,” whereby we receive “further measures and degrees” of the Holy Spirit. These are “the great fuel of faith” – the means by which faith is “begotten” and “increased.”

All told, Manton’s spirituality of the Word is a much-needed reminder that the Bible is God’s voice – that which “goes out” from God’s “mouth” (Isa. 55:11). For this reason, we must listen to it as if we heard God speaking to us from heaven, rejoicing like those who find “great spoil” (Ps. 119:162).

To learn more about Great Spoil, or to purchase the book, see the following link: http://bit.ly/GreatSpoil