Hear Me Now The Preaching Podcast
By John Nixon, Sr.
Hear Me Now is a preaching podcast hosted by Dr. John Nixon, Sr. Here, he takes his more than 40 years of ministry and preaching experience and gives insights into Biblical, Christ-centered preaching that connects and inspires. This podcast is mainly for clergy but also for Youth Pastors, Bible teachers, small group leaders, prayer circles, family worship, and all believers who want to deepen their knowledge of the Bible, as God’s Holy Word.
Episode 32 Hiatus
Hear Me Now the Preaching Podcast goes on hiatus until October 2021
August 21, 2021
Episode 31 (encore of episode 10)
This is an encore presentation of episode 10, from March of this year, where Dr. Nixon first explained the rewards of learning to preach Bible doctrine in a Christ-centered way. Listen for the first time, if you missed it. Listen again, if you caught it, and be encouraged as you continue to grow and we continue to pursue biblical, Christ-centered preaching.
August 6, 2021
Episode 30 Spirituality of Law
In this episode, Dr. Nixon continues his sermon on the spirituality of the law based on The Sermon on the Mount of Matthew 5. He looks more closely into some of the examples Jesus uses to explain God’s law on another level, leading to a better understanding of what it means to say God’s Law is spiritual.
July 30, 2021
Episode 29 Spirituality of the Law
In this episode, Dr. Nixon begins another doctrinal sermon for examination and interpretation in the light of Jesus Christ, which has been the focus for a several weeks – preaching Christ in the doctrine. Here, the doctrine being studied is the law. Based on the description of the law in Matthew 5, the key passage for this sermon, Jesus exposes the deeper meaning of God’s law beyond mere rules and regulations.
July 23, 2021
Episode 28 the website opens
Dr. Nixon discusses “Hear Me Now Ministries”, which launched yesterday with a live event on the website, hearmenowministries.com., simulcast on the John Nixon Sr. Facebook page and You Tube Channel. He describes the purpose of this ministry and how it is poised to help build pastors and church leaders in the context of the times to make our pulpits stronger and make us better equipped spiritual leaders.
July 16, 2021
Episode 27 Beatitudes part 2
Dr. Nixon concludes his sermon on the Beatitudes of Matthew 5 ending with an outline you can adapt to your preaching needs. Along the way he discusses the Preaching Principle of “less is more”, which applies to this sermon in particular, but also, to biblical preaching in general. He ends the podcast with an exciting announcement about the Hear Me Now Ministries website.
July 9, 2021
Episode 26 The Beatitudes
Dr. Nixon responds to a specific request from a listener to write a sermon based on the Beatitudes of Matthew 5. He delves into these blessings Jesus pronounces on His disciples, then and now, as we go through the ups and downs of this life. They are God’s promises to bless us supremely in all circumstances.
July 3, 2021
Episode 25 Analyzing the Last Word
In this episode, Dr. Nixon concludes his analysis of his own sermon based on Psalm 73, which he preached two weeks ago. This time he delves into the main point of the sermon regarding the character of God, which brought some objection from its original hearers. He critiques his interpretation on this topic of vital importance by comparing scripture with scripture.
June 26, 2021
Episode 24 analyzing the Last Word
In this episode Dr. Nixon analyzes one of his own sermons from Psalm 73, which he recently preached, to examine whether he was true to the biblical text. Using the Berean model of Acts 17, he addresses objections raised by listeners in the aftermath of the sermon, entitled “The Last Word.”
June 18, 2021
Episode 23 The Website
In this episode Dr. Nixon discusses the hear me now ministries website that is scheduled to open next month. He describes the overall purpose of the site and some of the things that will offered for ministers and for others, including panel discussions and online theology courses, among other things.
June 12, 2021
Episode 22 replacement
Technical difficulties with podcast 22, this is the replacement. In this episode Dr. Nixon concludes his sermon on the Doctrine of Stewardship with a particular focus on the believers’ relationship to their money. The fact that 16 of the 29 recorded parables of Jesus have to do with money, makes this a subject of great interest. This episode includes a further explanation of what we call “the spirituality of money.”
June 4, 2021
Episode 21 Doctrine of Stewardship
In this episode Dr. Nixon takes on the Doctrine of Stewardship with a particular focus on the believers’ relationship to their money. As a subject of great emphasis in the teachings of Jesus, there is much to be uncovered for our benefit and to bless others in our preaching and teaching ministries. In this sermon we are taken into the critical topic of the spirituality of money.
May 21, 2021
Episode 20 Doctrine of the Bible - 2
In this episode, Dr. Nixon completes his sermon on the Doctrine of the Bible as the Word of God. He takes his text through the final steps of the 5-step process and concludes with an outline of a new sermon. In the process of exegesis, he briefly engages the controversial topic of the nature of truth, as relative or absolute.
May 14, 2021
Episode 19 Doctrine of the Bible
In this episode, Dr. Nixon begins a new sermon on the Doctrine of the Bible. He develops a passage from 2 Peter 1 to present the authenticity and authority of the Bible as God’s Word revealing, Christ as the theme from Genesis to Revelation. He also revisits an issue from a previous podcast to answer questions that have arisen concerning the church’s authority to discipline its members.
May 7, 2021
Episode 18 Doctrine of the Church - 3
In this episode, Dr. Nixon concludes his sermon on the Doctrine of the Church as understood through Jesus Christ. Picking up where he left off last time, he undertakes to dissect the challenging and often challenged message of Matthew 16:19, where Jesus gives the keys to the kingdom of heaven and says to the church, “whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
May 1, 2021
Episode 17 - from vacation
Dr. Nixon sneaks a short podcast in while on vacation sharing a few sacred poems. Next week he continues the series on the Doctrine of the Church concluding with an exegesis of Matthew 16:19. Buckle your seat belts for that one!
April 24, 2021
Episode 16 copy Doctrine of the Church - 2
In this episode, Dr. Nixon continues his sermon on the Doctrine of the Church as understood through the teaching of Jesus Christ. Picking up where he left off last time, he takes the Matthew 16 passage to the next step of the 5-step process – treating the text. Along the way, he addresses the much-debated idea of “the rock” on which the Christian church is founded, as stated by Christ in verse 18.
April 17, 2021
Episode 15 Doctrine of the Church
In this episode, Dr. Nixon explores the meaning of the church as established by Jesus Christ. He looks into the founding of the church as an idea in the mind of Christ, its purpose in Him, and the meaning of concepts – that the church is “founded on the rock” and that it has been given “the keys to the kingdom of heaven.”
April 10, 2021
Episode 14 the Sabbath in Creation
In this episode, Dr. Nixon completes the sermon on the Sabbath in Creation based on the account of Genesis 2. He goes back to the original Sabbath, instituted by God when the world was perfect, and exposes the ways in which it reveals the character of God and previews the Cross of Christ.
April 3, 2021
Episode 13 two Sabbath sermons
In this episode of Hear Me Now, the Preaching Podcast, Dr. Nixon continues with the theme, “Preaching Christ in the Doctrine.” He picks up the sermon on the Sabbath based on Matthew 12:1-8 and completes it. Then, he begins a second sermon on the Sabbath based on a passage from the Old Testament. It serves as a first-time opportunity to practice a topic that will be featured in a future episode, “Preaching Christ from the Old Testament.”
March 26, 2021
Episode 12 Sabbath Sermon
In this episode of “Hear Me Now, the Preaching Podcast”, Dr. Nixon continues his series on Preaching Christ in the Doctrine. Under the premise that all sermons should be Christ-centered, including doctrinal sermons, he starts a sermon on the doctrine of the Sabbath using the 5-step process. He shows how a doctrinal sermon can do more than just mention Christ. It can reveal Christ on a deeper level.
March 19, 2021
Episode 11 - Christ in the Doctrine - 2
In this episode of “Hear Me Now, the Preaching Podcast”, Dr. Nixon continues his series on “Preaching Christ in the Doctrine.” He shares tips on how to find Christ in the biblical doctrine and the secret of positioning yourself for Christ-centered doctrinal preaching based on how you choose your main text. He then introduces a Christ-centered sermon on one of the premiere doctrines of the Church.
March 12, 2021
Episode - Christ in the Doctrine
This week on Hear Me Now, the Preaching Podcast, Dr. Nixon begins a series on “Preaching Christ in the Doctrine.” Contrary to the traditional way of approaching doctrinal preaching, as conveying information, Dr. Nixon promotes a method that puts Christ at the center of the doctrine so that its ultimate meaning is revealed in Him, and the believer is not only informed but transformed. This is the beginning of a series on Christ centered doctrinal preaching that will lead to the actual writing of doctrinal sermons using the 5-step process.
March 6, 2021
Episode 9 sermon on Matthew 20
In this episode, Dr. Nixon writes a sermon based on the parable of Jesus recorded in Matthew 20 – the workers in the vineyard. He follows the text as it dramatizes one of the overlooked secrets of divine grace, that it is unfair. He also discusses the biblical principle of “divine freedom.” Hear how God’s unfairness, supremely exemplified in the cross of Christ, saves us from eternal condemnation, if we believe.
February 27, 2021
Episode 8 - Sermon on Jonn 1:14
In this episode Dr. Nixon returns to the first chapter of the Gospel of John to write another sermon. In episode 7 he used John 1:1-5. This time he focuses on the passage he describes as “one of the most compelling texts in all of scripture” - John 1:14. Listen and follow along as Dr. Nixon unfolds the powerful Implications of “the Word made Flesh.”
February 19, 2021
Episode 7 - Sermon on John 1
In this episode Dr. Nixon builds a sermon using the 5-step process, based on John 1:1-5. He deals with the mystery of the Word, as the Timeless Creator and Redeemer of all humanity. Listen as he addresses the issue of past sins and how the timelessness of Christ addresses them in His mercy.
February 12, 2021
Episode 6 -- My Story
In this episode Dr. Nixon tells the story of his personal journey in the ministry beginning when he was 22-years old. He shares some of the ups and downs of ministry, the wins and losses, and the things he’s learned along the way. He also talks about the unique experiences he’s had in ministry over the years. His wife joins him to talk about her favorite out of all the churches they’ve served together.
February 6, 2021
Episode 5 - The American Disciple
In this episode, Dr. Nixon picks up where he left off in episode 4, "Two Sides of the Same Coin," exploring the deeper meaning of the events of January 6 and January 20. He writes a sermon from John chapter 12 using the experience of one he calls "the American Disciple" to examine the values and worldview in a way that is relevant for Christians.
January 30, 2021
Episode 4 Two Sides of the Same Coin
In this episode of Hear Me Now, Dr. Nixon looks at the opposing events of January 6, 2021 and January 20, 2021 – the attack on the Capitol Building and the Inauguration of Joe Biden – and asserts that they are not as contradictory as they may at first seem. When one looks beneath the surface, they turn out to be two sides of the same coin.
January 22, 2021
Episode 3 John 3:16 part two
We complete the 5-step process of sermon preparation using as our key text John 3:16,17. Having already listened to the text, we now explore the last four steps of the process by applying them to our passage. The result is a completed sermon we can preach, teach, or adapt for our own use.
January 15, 2021
Episode 2 Beyond Fox and CNN
On January 6, 2021, protestors stormed the US Capitol building in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. What should preachers say in their pulpits after an event like this? This special edition episode offers suggestions on how to address this unparalleled event.
January 7, 2021
Episode 1 John 3:16 Sermon, Part 1
We begin to write our first podcast sermon based on John 3:16, 17 using step one of the 5-step process. As we "listen to the text" we will talk about the way in which the Bible is a timeless book; the different ways we use it, and the balanced two-sidedness of God's love.
January 2, 2021
Hear Me Now Preaching Podcast Intro
In this episode Dr. John Nixon, Sr. gives an introduction to his upcoming podcast on preaching entitled, Hear Me Now. This podcast is mainly for clergy but also for Youth Pastors, Bible teachers, small group leaders, prayer circles, family worship, and all believers who want a deeper knowledge of the Bible, as God’s Holy Word.
December 29, 2020