Baptist21 Podcast: Jon Akin’s Sermon on GCR Axiom 7 – A Commitment to Sound Biblical Preaching


Previous Sermons in the Series:

Part one of this series: (Lordship of Christ) – Philippians 2

Part two of this series: (Gospel-Centeredness) – Matthew 4

Part three of this series: (Commitment to the Great Commandments) – Matthew 22:34-40

Part four of this series: (Inerrancy and Sufficiency of the Bible) – 2 Timothy 3:14-17

The recording for part five is not available.

Part six of this series: (A Commitment to Biblically Healthy Churches) – Matthew 16

Jon Akin sermon series through the Axioms of the Great Commission Resurgence Declaration continues with Axiom 7, “A Commitment to Sound Biblical Preaching.” He has been taking his people through Bible texts that relate to the different Axioms of the GCR and showing why the local church should care about the GCR. In this sermon, Jon Akin takes his people through Acts 18.


Axiom 7 of the GCR States:

VII. A Commitment to Sound Biblical Preaching. We call upon all Southern Baptists to affirm and expect a pastoral ministry that is characterized by faithful biblical preaching that teaches both the content of the Scriptures and the theology embedded in the Scriptures. (2 Tim. 4:1-5)

Biblical preaching is central to building healthy churches that pursue healthy agendas within the context of a healthy Convention. We need a new battalion of well trained pastors who preach the whole Bible with clarity and conviction. Authentic preaching must develop systematically the Bible’s theological content. It should understand both the Old Testament and New Testament to be Christian Scripture that together communicates one grand narrative about the world’s creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, with the person and work of Jesus Christ as the climax of the Bible’s storyline.

We also believe that genuine preaching is more than mere Bible teaching, no matter how orthodox and articulate. Healthy preaching should apply biblical truths in a way that makes unchanging truths relevant to contemporary believers. It must also be gospel preaching that pleads with men to be reconciled with God and expects the living and powerful Word of God to produce results and usher in conversions. It must be preaching that convicts sinners, encourages saints, changes lives, and glorifies God.