Preaching the Old Testament

This is a valuable resource that deserves a place on every preacher's bookshelf."-Michael Duduit, editor, Preaching magazine "This is the book I have been waiting for!

Preaching the Old Testament

Preaching the Old Testament equips pastors to journey into the forest and find a passion and confidence for preaching on the Old Testament.

Sweeter than Honey

In this book, Christopher J. H. Wright encourages preachers not to ignore the Old Testament! It is the Word of God, it lays the foundation for our faith and it was the Bible that was read and used by Jesus.

Sweeter than Honey

Many preachers steer clear of the Old Testament because they feel it is outdated in light of the New Testament and difficult to expound. On the other hand some preachers will preach from the Old Testament frequently but fail to handle it correctly, and end up preaching nothing but legalistic rules or symbolic lessons for our spiritual life. In this book, Christopher J. H. Wright encourages preachers not to ignore the Old Testament! It is the Word of God, it lays the foundation for our faith and it was the Bible that was read and used by Jesus. It is the first part of the great biblical story, from creation to new creation. And because it is the journey that leads to Christ, it is, in fact, part of our story too. Looking first at why we should preach from the Old Testament, the author then moves on to showing the reader how to handle different kinds of literature in it. He guides us through the History, Law, Prophets, Psalms and Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament. Interspersed with detailed checklists, suggested exercises and specimen sermons, this is a very practical handbook for anyone committed to authentic Biblical preaching.

Preaching from the Old Testament

This book provides theological insights as well as practical sermon suggestions for preachers and seminary students.

Preaching from the Old Testament

This book provides theological insights as well as practical sermon suggestions for preachers and seminary students. It treats the reader to a thorough examination of how to approach and interpret any portion of the Old Testament.

How to Preach and Teach the Old Testament for All Its Worth

In How to Preach and Teach the Old Testament for All Its Worth, Christopher J. H. Wright proclaims that preachers must not ignore the Old Testament. It is the Word of God!

How to Preach and Teach the Old Testament for All Its Worth

Many preachers ignore preaching from the Old Testament because they feel it is outdated in light of the New Testament and difficult to expound. On the other hand, some preachers will preach from the Old Testament frequently but fail to handle it correctly, turning it into moralistic rules or symbolic lessons for our spiritual life. In How to Preach and Teach the Old Testament for All Its Worth, Christopher J. H. Wright proclaims that preachers must not ignore the Old Testament. It is the Word of God! The Old Testament lays the foundation for our faith and it was the Bible that Jesus read and used. Looking first at why we should preach from the Old Testament, the author moves on to show the reader how they can preach from it. Covering the History, Law, Prophets, Psalms, and Wisdom Literature, interspersed with practical checklists, exercises, and sermons, Wright provides an essential guide on how to handle the Old Testament responsibly.

100 Old Testament Sermon Outlines

Carefully crafted sermon ideas from an accomplished speaker for a wide range of preaching occasions.

100 Old Testament Sermon Outlines

Carefully crafted sermon ideas from an accomplished speaker for a wide range of preaching occasions.

Wondrous Depth

Davis demonstrates that the activities of biblical interpretation and preaching are essentially related as arts and, in fact, as the arts most fundamental to the life of the church.

Wondrous Depth

Davis demonstrates that the activities of biblical interpretation and preaching are essentially related as arts and, in fact, as the arts most fundamental to the life of the church.

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.

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

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.

Reclaiming the Old Testament for Christian Preaching

Based on the conviction that the Old Testament texts are a vital and dynamic part of the Christian canon and pertinent to Christian practice, this stimulating volume offers guidance for expository preaching and practical suggestions for ...

Reclaiming the Old Testament for Christian Preaching

Based on the conviction that the Old Testament texts are a vital and dynamic part of the Christian canon and pertinent to Christian practice, this stimulating volume offers guidance for expository preaching and practical suggestions for understanding the message of its diverse literature.

Models for Biblical Preaching

This companion volume to the bestselling Biblical Preaching provides models of biblical preaching from Old Testament texts.

Models for Biblical Preaching

This companion volume to the bestselling Biblical Preaching provides models of biblical preaching from Old Testament texts. This allows students of preaching to see the theory of Robinson's classic work fleshed out in actual sermons from exemplary preachers. Following each sermon, Robinson offers a brief commentary and interviews the preacher, providing students with practical insight into ministry life and sermon preparation.

Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament

The Old Testament should not be ignored. Advocating its importance, this book examines the various ways to preach and teach from it.

Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament

The Old Testament should not be ignored. Advocating its importance, this book examines the various ways to preach and teach from it.

Using Old Testament Hebrew in Preaching

the meaning of an Old Testament text demands precision, which requires the
wisdom of scholars and teachers. Some tools are critical to the task; others will
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Using Old Testament Hebrew in Preaching

Using Old Testament Hebrew in Preaching provides seminary-trained preachers and preachers-in-the-making with a refresher in Hebrew exegesis, a description of the tools they need, a process of transforming exegesis into exposition, and a reminder of the benefits (both to the preacher and congregation) of using the original language. It is intended as a Hebrew counterpart to David Alan Black's widely acclaimed Using New Testament Greek in Ministry (Baker, 1993).

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.

He Began With Moses

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.

The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

"Steve Mathewson has a passion for the Old Testament, a passion for the craft of preaching, and a passion for the art of story. This volume doesn't just call the preacher to greater effectiveness, it helps her or him achieve it.

The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

The power of an intriguing story can not only captivate an audience, but when presented in a familiar and personal way, can communicate important truths. With this realization, Steven Mathewson offers here a guide to applying careful expository preaching methods to popular Old Testament stories. Mathewson guides students and preachers through a ten-step process from text selection to sermon delivery. Mathewson then provides sample sermons and iinterviews of from five individuals, including Alice Mathews and Haddon Robinson. This book contains a number of pedagogical features-diagrams, figures, and two appendixes. Seminary students, professors, and pastors will appreciate this valuable tool for refining their narrative preaching skills.

Preaching from the Old Testament

In this new volume, prolific scholar Walter Brueggemann seeks to show Christian preachers how to consider the faith witnessed in several Old Testament traditions and to help them discover rich and suggestive connections to our contemporary ...

Preaching from the Old Testament

In this new volume, prolific scholar Walter Brueggemann seeks to show Christian preachers how to consider the faith witnessed in several Old Testament traditions and to help them discover rich and suggestive connections to our contemporary faith challenges. The author also assumes that a wholesale sustained engagement with the Old Testament is worth the effort for the preacher. He recognizes what he calls the "sorry state" of Old Testament texts in the Revised Common Lectionary, which he claims often constitute a major disservice for the church and its preachers. The lectionary gerrymanders the Old Testament to make it serve other claims, most of the time not allowing it to have its own evangelical say. Brueggemann hopes that his exposition in this volume will evoke and energize fresh homiletical attention to the Old Testament, precisely because he believes the urgent work of the gospel in our society requires attentive listening to these ancient voices of bold insistent faith.

Preaching Hard Texts of the Old Testament

The sacrifice of Isaac, God's command for Hosea to marry a harlot, Moses' use of the bronze serpent to heal snake-bitten Israelites--these and many other passages are illumined for the preacher who no longer wants to fear these texts.

Preaching Hard Texts of the Old Testament

Elizabeth Achtemeier has carefully chosen thirty-one Old Testament passages that are difficult to understand and more difficult still to preach. The sacrifice of Isaac, God's command for Hosea to marry a harlot, Moses' use of the bronze serpent to heal snake-bitten Israelites--these and many other passages are illumined for the preacher who no longer wants to fear these texts. In each chapter, Achtemeier discusses the text and then offers suggestions for forming a sermon based on that text. In treating specific unsettling passages, Achtemeier also addresses thematic difficulties found throughout the Old Testament, such as the frequent militaristic portrayals of God, the often perplexing behavior of Old Testament prophets, and the many anthropomorphic descriptions of God.

Sermons on Men of the Old Testament

This volume highlights Spurgeon's sermons on fourteen men in the Old Testament and their relationships with God.

Sermons on Men of the Old Testament

With straightforward, passionate words, Charles Spurgeon could take one Bible verse and draw insights powerful enough to change lives. He preached over 3,500 sermons in his lifetime, many of them on the individuals who live out God's story in the Old and New Testaments. This volume highlights Spurgeon's sermons on fourteen men in the Old Testament and their relationships with God. Here you will discover that men such as Abraham, Enoch, Moses, Samuel, and Isaiah are much like you in their questions, their desires, their relationships, their humanness, and their hunger for faith. Gently updated for the modern reader, Spurgeon's words are as powerful today as they were more than a century ago. So let him introduce you to the real men of the Bible--as you've never known them before.

Preaching Values in the Old Testament In the Modern Translations

We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Preaching Values in the Old Testament   In the Modern Translations

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Preaching and Teaching the Last Things

Walter Kaiser's Preaching and Teaching the Last Things shows us that we can know quite a lot. This is a helpful work for those who wonder how to preach or teach about the end with balance and clarity.

Preaching and Teaching the Last Things

Distinguished Old Testament scholar Walter Kaiser believes that the Old Testament is sorely neglected today in teaching and preaching, but it is even more neglected when it comes to setting forth the hope that Christians have for the future. Firmly believing that the Old Testament offers important insights into biblical eschatology and the Christian life, he provides guidance for expositing fifteen key Old Testament eschatological passages to preachers, teachers, and Bible students. Each chapter focuses on a single biblical text. Kaiser introduces the topic, examines the issues, notes who has contributed to some of the solutions, and shows how this sets up the text to be exegeted and prepared for exposition.