Preaching Christ in All of Scripture

Preaching Christ in All of Scripture

He writes, "To see the text in relation to Christ is to see it in its larger context, the context of God's purpose in revelation.

Author: Edmund P. Clowney

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433516030

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Voicing one theme for the entire Bible and structuring all sermons around that idea may seem to be an impossible challenge. For veteran pastor and preaching professor Edmund Clowney it will not do to preach a text from either the Old or New Testaments without fully preaching its ultimate and primary focus-the person and work of Jesus Christ. He writes, "To see the text in relation to Christ is to see it in its larger context, the context of God's purpose in revelation." Clowney's rationale for emphasizing Christ's presence in the Old Testament rests on the purpose of the Hebrew Scripture. The Old Testament follows God's one great plan for human history and redemption, and the plan is not only from him but centers on him: his presence in his incarnate Son. The witness of the Scriptures to Christ is the reason they were written, so it is appropriate to emphasize this element in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament. By offering numerous full-length examples of his own sermons that emphasize Christ as the principle theme of Scripture, Clowney illustrates for those who will never have the privilege of being his students how they can craft sermons which present Christ as the primary consideration of the text. He also offers specific instructions on preparing such a sermon. He discusses the personal habits of prayer and Bible study that prepare pastors to seek out Christ's presence. Clowney emphasizes the importance of including a specific application in every sermon so that Christ is presented both in what he says and does to reveal himself in the biblical text and in what he says and does to direct Christians' lives today. Students preparing for the pastorate, pastors desiring to increase their emphasis on Christ in their sermons, and those seeking Christ's presence in all of Scripture will find a help in Clowney's writings.
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Him We Proclaim

Him We Proclaim

Challenging modern preachers to expound the Bible like Peter and Paul, this book makes the hermeneutical and historical case for a return to apostolic preaching, preaching that is Christ centered, redemptive-historical, missiologically ...

Author: Dennis E. Johnson

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: 1596380543

Category: Religion

Page: 493

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Challenging modern preachers to expound the Bible like Peter and Paul, this book makes the hermeneutical and historical case for a return to apostolic preaching, preaching that is Christ centered, redemptive-historical, missiologically communicated, and grounded in grace. But moving beyond theory, Him We Proclaim provides examples of how this method applies to all Old and New Testament genres, from history and law to psalm and prophecy to doctrine and exhortation. - Back cover.
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Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture

Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture

This practical handbook offers help. Graeme Goldsworthy teaches the basics of preaching the whole Bible in a consistently Christ-centered way.

Author: Graeme Goldsworthy

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802847307

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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While strong, gospel-centered preaching abounds, many Christian pastors and lay preachers find it difficult to preach meaningfully from the Old Testament. This practical handbook offers help. Graeme Goldsworthy teaches the basics of preaching the whole Bible in a consistently Christ-centered way. Goldsworthy first examines the Bible, biblical theology, and preaching and shows how they relate in the preparation of Christ-centered sermons. He then applies the biblical-theological method to the various types of literature found in the Bible, drawing out their contributions to expository preaching focused on the person and work of Christ. Clear, complete, and immediately applicable, this volume will become a fundamental text for teachers, pastors, and students preparing for ministry.
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Preaching Jesus Christ Today

Preaching Jesus Christ Today

The book is invaluable for those who have been overdetermined by theories of preaching." --Stanley Hauerwas, Duke Divinity School "In this well-researched volume, Annette Brownlee has produced a treasure for preachers.

Author: Annette Brownlee

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493410729

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 376

This book approaches preaching as a theological practice and a spiritual discipline in a way that is engaging, straightforward, and highly usable for busy preachers. Bringing to bear almost three decades of practical experience in the pulpit and the classroom, Annette Brownlee explores six questions to help preachers listen to Scripture, move from text to interpretation for weekly sermon preparation, and understand the theological significance of the sermon. Each chapter explains one of the Six Questions of Sermon Preparation, provides numerous examples and illustrations, and contains theological reflections. The final chapter includes sample sermons, which put the Six Question method into practice.
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Preaching Christ from Ecclesiastes

Preaching Christ from Ecclesiastes

Greidanus offers many suggestions for preaching this book, including the boundaries of each preaching text, the text's theme and goal, various ways to move to Christ in the New Testament, detailed exposition of the fifteen literary units, ...

Author: Sidney Greidanus

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802865359

Category: Religion

Page: 376

View: 202

As Sidney Greidanus points out, Ecclesiastes is especially relevant for our culture: the Teacher confronts such enticements as materialism, secularism, hedonism, human autonomy, and self-sufficiency. Greidanus offers many suggestions for preaching this book, including the boundaries of each preaching text, the text's theme and goal, various ways to move to Christ in the New Testament, detailed exposition of the fifteen literary units, and application for today. --from publisher description
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Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

Suggesting specific steps and providing concrete examples, this volume provides a practical guide for preaching Christ from the Old Testament.

Author: Sidney Greidanus

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802844499

Category: Religion

Page: 373

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Arguing for the need both to preach Christ in every sermon and to preach regularly from the Old Testament, Sidney Greidanus develops a christocentric method that will help preachers do both simultaneously. Greidanus challenges Old Testament scholars to broaden their focus and to understand the Old Testament not only in its own historical context but also in the context of the New Testament. Suggesting specific steps and providing concrete examples, this volume provides a practical guide for preaching Christ from the Old Testament.
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Preaching Christ from Genesis

Preaching Christ from Genesis

Packed with unique features, Preaching Christ from Genesis uses the latest scholarly research to analyze twenty-three Genesis narratives; presents the rhetorical structures and other literary features of each narrative; discloses the ...

Author: Sidney Greidanus

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802825865

Category: Religion

Page: 518

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Sidney Greidanus's previous two preaching books -- The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text andPreaching Christ from the Old Testament -- have received wide acclaim. Preaching Christ from Genesis offers more of Greidanus's solid, practical homiletical fare. Packed with unique features, Preaching Christ from Genesis uses the latest scholarly research to analyze twenty-three Genesis narratives presents the rhetorical structures and other literary features of each narrative discloses the message for Israel (theme) as well as the author's likely purpose (goal) explores various ways of preaching Christ from each narrative offers sermon exposition and commentary in oral style suggests relevant sermon forms, introductions, and applications Including helpful appendixes -- "Ten Steps from Text to Sermon," "An Expository Sermon Model," and three of the author's own Genesis sermons -- this volume will be an invaluable resource for preachers and Bible teachers.
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Christ Centered Preaching

Christ Centered Preaching

This complete guide to expository preaching teaches the basics of preparation, organization, and delivery--the trademarks of great preaching.

Author: Bryan Chapell

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441200228

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 983

This complete guide to expository preaching teaches the basics of preparation, organization, and delivery--the trademarks of great preaching. With the help of charts and creative learning exercises, Chapell shows how expository preaching can reveal the redemptive aims of Scripture and offers a comprehensive approach to the theory and practice of preaching. He also provides help for special preaching situations. The second edition contains updates and clarifications, allowing this classic to continue to serve the needs of budding preachers. Numerous appendixes address many practical issues.
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Let the Gospels Preach the Gospel

Let the Gospels Preach the Gospel

This is an excellent resource for preachers, which is further enriched by the final chapter that provides a personal commentary on how Wright prepared each of the sermons.

Author: Christopher J. H. Wright

Publisher: Langham Preaching Resources

ISBN: 9781783681426

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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Preaching about the cross of Christ is one of the greatest privileges and responsibilities any preacher can have! The four Gospel writers who wrote about the cross of Christ and the events leading up to it, did so in their own unique way. Each interpreting the events through the lens of different Old Testament Scriptures and each emphasising different themes. Based on his own sermons preached over a number of years at All Souls Church in London, Christopher Wright explores the rich variety and lets the four Gospels preach the Gospel in their own way. This is an excellent resource for preachers, which is further enriched by the final chapter that provides a personal commentary on how Wright prepared each of the sermons.
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Christ Oriented Expository Preaching

Christ Oriented Expository Preaching

This book provides an exegetical-theological-rhetorical paradigm, “the Christ-oriented approach” (Lk 24:27, 44), that facilitates accuracy, effectiveness, and practicality in preaching the New Testament use of the Old.

Author: Kyoohan Lee

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725277670

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 347

This book provides an exegetical-theological-rhetorical paradigm, “the Christ-oriented approach” (Lk 24:27, 44), that facilitates accuracy, effectiveness, and practicality in preaching the New Testament use of the Old. In providing a practical expository model, and sermon preparation/evaluation principles, this work moves beyond the level of theory into the realm of praxis, and will thus appeal to practitioners as well as to academics.
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Biographical Preaching

Biographical Preaching

A practical guide for pastors on how to bring Bible characters to life for a modern audience through biographical preaching.

Author: R. Larry Overstreet

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 0825493994

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 601

A practical guide for pastors on how to bring Bible characters to life for a modern audience through biographical preaching.
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The Four Pages of the Sermon

The Four Pages of the Sermon

Page Two looks at similar conflict--sin or brokenness--in our own time. Page Three returns to the Bible to identify where God is at work in or behind the text--in other words, to discover the good news.

Author: Paul Scott Wilson

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426724718

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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Doing justice to the complexity of the preaching task and the questions that underlie it, Wilson organizes both the preparation and the content of the sermon around its "four pages." Each "page" addresses a different theological and creative component of what happens in any sermon. Page One presents the trouble or conflict that takes place in or that underscores the biblical text itself. Page Two looks at similar conflict--sin or brokenness--in our own time. Page Three returns to the Bible to identify where God is at work in or behind the text--in other words, to discover the good news. Page Four points to God at work in our world, particularly in relation to the situations described in Page Two.
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Christ Centered Sermons

Christ Centered Sermons

But watching a gifted preacher in action turns sound theory into transformative coaching. This is what Bryan Chapell's Christ-Centered Sermons offers to his fellow preachers.

Author: Bryan Chapell

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441242679

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Highly regarded preacher and teacher Bryan Chapell shows readers how he has prepared expository sermons according to the principles he developed in his bestselling Christ-Centered Preaching. This companion volume provides concrete examples of how a redemptive approach to Scripture is fleshed out in various types of sermons and various genres of the Bible. The example sermons not only demonstrate different approaches but also are analyzed for pedagogical purposes, helping readers move from theory to practice. In essence, the book allows students and preachers to look over Chapell's shoulder as he prepares these messages to learn how to construct their own expository sermons that communicate grace and truth from both the Old and New Testaments.
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The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church Vol 7

The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church  Vol  7

The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church is a multivolume study by Hughes Oliphant Old that canvasses the history of preaching from the words of Moses at Mount Sinai through modern times.

Author: Hughes Oliphant Old

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802817716

Category: Religion

Page: 734

View: 191

The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church is a multivolume study by Hughes Oliphant Old that canvasses the history of preaching from the words of Moses at Mount Sinai through modern times. In Volume 1, The Biblical Period, Old begins his survey by discussing the roots of the Christian ministry of the Word in the worship of Israel. He then examines the preaching of Christ and the Apostles. Finally, Old looks at the development and practice of Christian preaching in the second and third centuries, concluding with the ministry of Origen.
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Exalting Jesus In James

Exalting Jesus In James

This series affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero.

Author: David Platt

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805496574

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This series affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. It’s presented as sermons, divided into chapters that conclude with a "Reflect & Discuss" section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy-reading, practical and friendly commentary. The series is projected to be 48 volumes.
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The Church

The Church

In this book Edmund Clowney takes up that task, addressing along the way a variety of contemporary concerns: worship, mission, church and culture, church and state, church order and discipline, the ministry of women, baptism and the Lord's ...

Author: Edmund P. Clowney

Publisher: IVP Academic

ISBN: 0830815341

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 774

At a time in which the very word church sounds a tone of dull irrelevance, the doctrine of the church has suffered the studied neglect of many Christian leaders. The persistent demands to market, manage and grow the church and to meet the felt needs of churched and unchurched all threaten to quench theological reflection on the abiding nature and mission of the church. But few activities bear greater promise as a starting point for renewing and reshaping the Christian church than the work of theology. In this book Edmund Clowney takes up that task, addressing along the way a variety of contemporary concerns: worship, mission, church and culture, church and state, church order and discipline, the ministry of women, baptism and the Lord's Supper, tongues and prophecy, signs and wonders. He draws on decades of thinking and teaching about the church as well as from his committed leadership and ministry within the church. Biblical, historical, systematic and Reformed, The Church is a timely and provocative reflection on the life, order and purpose of the household of God.
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Faithful Preaching

Faithful Preaching

"Faithful preaching is the responsible, passionate, and authentic declaration of the Christ-exalting Scriptures, by the power of the Spirit, for the glory of the triune God."--Publisher's Description.

Author: Tony Merida

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805448207

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 430

"Faithful preaching is the responsible, passionate, and authentic declaration of the Christ-exalting Scriptures, by the power of the Spirit, for the glory of the triune God." -- Publisher's Description.
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He Began With Moses

He Began With Moses

This stimulating volume offers guidance for expository preaching from the Old Testament, and practical suggestions for how to understand the message of its diverse literature and to apply it today.

Author: Grenville Kent

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9781844749188

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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When Jesus walked with his confused disciples on the Emmaus road, he began with Moses and all the Prophets and explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself - and their hearts burned within them (Luke 24). Contemporary people, too, can find their hearts burning as they hear God speak through the Old Testament texts. However, preaching from this part of the Christian Bible brings significant challenges and raises a number of issues, and hence can be neglected. This stimulating volume offers guidance for expository preaching from the Old Testament, and practical suggestions for how to understand the message of its diverse literature and to apply it today. The chapters cover narrative, plot and characters, along with the main Old Testament genres and two special topics: preaching from 'difficult' texts, and preaching Christ. The aim is to encourage use of all the Bible's rich resources, in the power of the Holy Spirit, in preaching the good news of the kingdom of God worldwide. The contributors are internationally respected evangelical Old Testament scholars, from a wide range of church traditions, who are also active in preaching: Daniel I. Block, David G. Firth, Grenville J. R. Kent, Paul J. Kissling, Alison Lo, Tremper Longman III, Ernest C. Lucas, R. W. L. Moberly, Laurence A. Turner, Federico G. Villanueva, Gordon Wenham, H. G. M. Williamson and Christopher J. H. Wright.
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