The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching

This volume is written not only for the current generation of students but also for today's preachers, who will find in the pages of this book a powerful approach to expository preaching.

The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching

Since 1980, Haddon Robinson has influenced generations of students and preachers through his widely used classic text, Biblical Preaching, in which he shows preachers how to communicate the Bible's big ideas with precision. But does Robinson's "big idea" approach to expository preaching still work in today's diverse cultures and fast-paced world? The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching, now in paperback, presents a strong defense of the ongoing relevance of this approach to expository preaching. An experienced and skilled group of contributors to this volume includes: Paul Borden, Scott M. Gibson, Duane Litfin, Terry Mattingly, John Reed, Bruce L. Shelley, Donald R. Sunukjian, Joseph M. Stowell III, Bruce K. Waltke, Scott Wenig, and Keith Willhite. This volume is written not only for the current generation of students but also for today's preachers, who will find in the pages of this book a powerful approach to expository preaching.

The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching

Connecting the Bible to People Keith Willhite, Scott M. Gibson ... Biblical Preaching That Adapts and Contextualizes—Scott A.Wenig Part 2: Big Idea Preaching: Its Biblical and Theological Power 3. Old Testament Interpretation Issues ...

The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching

Since 1980, Haddon Robinson has influenced generations of students and preachers through his widely used classic text, Biblical Preaching, in which he shows preachers how to communicate the Bible's big ideas with precision. But does Robinson's "big idea" approach to expository preaching still work in today's diverse cultures and fast-paced world? The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching, now in paperback, presents a strong defense of the ongoing relevance of this approach to expository preaching. An experienced and skilled group of contributors to this volume includes: Paul Borden, Scott M. Gibson, Duane Litfin, Terry Mattingly, John Reed, Bruce L. Shelley, Donald R. Sunukjian, Joseph M. Stowell III, Bruce K. Waltke, Scott Wenig, and Keith Willhite. This volume is written not only for the current generation of students but also for today's preachers, who will find in the pages of this book a powerful approach to expository preaching.

The Big Idea of Biblical Worship

As the preacher closed his sermon with “Amen,” my heart and mind overflowed with awe at the picture of the cosmic ... made my preaching much more biblical and accessible as the “Big Idea” of the text became the “Big Idea” of the sermon.

The Big Idea of Biblical Worship

Is your goal to foster true communion with God and unhindered relationship with fellow worshipers? Learn to focus on shared biblical content that everyoneregardless of denomination or theologyholds in common with David Curries The Big Idea of Biblical Worship. The components of worship emerge from its content as filtered through a complex variety of contexts: denominational, cultural, ethnic, regional, generational, seasonal, theological, and more. If those involved in worship are in agreement about its basis in Scripture, then they can bring that common biblical framework to their particular set of contexts. Curries book will help worship coordinators and ministry leaders develop worship services that fully reflect what God is saying in his word in ways that can be received and reechoed in the uniqueness of particular communities.

The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching

MATTHEW D. KIM Preparing a sermon or a Bible-study lesson can be daunting. Have you ever wished that you had a trusted conversation partner for determining the main idea or big idea of each book of the Bible? Have you wondered what the ...

The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching

Haddon Robinson's widely used and influential text, Biblical Preaching, has influenced generations of students and preachers. In The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching, trusted leading evangelical homileticians, teachers of preaching, and experienced pastors demonstrate that Robinson's "big idea" approach to expository preaching still works in today's diverse cultures and fast-paced world. This accessible resource offers an insider's view on figuring out the big idea of each book of the Bible, helping preachers and teachers check their interpretation of particular biblical books and passages. The contributors offer tips on how to divide each book of the Bible into preaching and teaching passages, guidance on difficult passages and verses, cultural perspectives for faithful application, and suggested resources for interpreting, preaching, and teaching. Pastors, teachers, Bible study leaders, small groups, and college and seminary students and professors will find a wealth of valuable information in this resource.

Big Idea in Biblical Narrative

Effectively preaching the biblical narratives means understanding the key components of this unique genre. The Biblical stories have certain ... Biblical preaching requires discovery of the Big Idea. Discovering this exegetical idea in ...

Big Idea in Biblical Narrative

Good stores are the ultimate form of persuasion. They inspire, influence, reveal, connect, and motivate people to action. This books aims to practically help preachers and teachers take the narratives in the Bible, discover the author's BIG IDEA, decipher their meanings, and deliver God's Word with power and effectiveness. Many preachers today are confused and troubled about their preaching. Bryan Anderson is not confused and his superb manuscript on the "big idea" in narrative preaching is practical, sound and compelling. I cannot recommend too highly his careful and attractive work. Dr. David L. Larsen Professor Emeritus of Preaching Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Dr. Bryan Anderson has mastered narrative preaching. For those of us who are blessed by his preaching every Sunday, we are thankful for Pastor Anderson's groundbreaking work. Every preacher can greatly benefit from his book. Dr. Oryn G. Meinerts, Retired Missionary We all love stories! Bryan Anderson's work is a great help in this. His is a readable, practical guide to discovering, deciphering, and delivering the truth God reveals through these narratives. The Big Idea in Biblical Narrative is a great resource that will serve preachers and teachers well for years to come. Steven C. Roy, PhD Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Bryan Anderson is a pastor and teacher in rural NW Iowa. He has degrees from South Dakota State University, ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary in Pastoral Leadership, and DMIN from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Preaching. He l

The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

Yet the ability to drill down and summarize the heart of what a text is communicating is critical to preaching clear, compelling sermons. Developing the Big Idea In Biblical Preaching, Haddon Robinson applies the big idea concept to ...

The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

A veteran pastor with thirty years of experience guides readers through a ten-step process to preaching Old Testament narratives from text selection to delivery. The first edition received a Christianity Today award of merit and a Preaching magazine Book of the Year award. This edition, now updated and revised throughout for a new generation, includes a new chapter on how to preach Christ from the Old Testament and an exemplary sample sermon from Mathewson. Foreword by Haddon W. Robinson.

Elenchus of Biblica

948 Olivar , Alexander Reflections on problems raised by early christian preaching . Preacher and audience . 1998 , ⇒226 . 21-32 . 949 Reed , John W. Visualizing the big idea : stories that support rather than steal . Big idea .

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Preaching

“Whether a sermon has two points or ten points it must have one main point: it must be about something. ... In the book The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching, Duane Litfin lists a number of “challenges” to this view, and he bases these ...

Preaching

'It is an unexpected delight to read a book on preaching that makes you want to preach. Tim Keller has given us such a book... Here is an extremely readable book founded on sound scholarship... buy it. This is the most practical and inspirational book on preaching that I have read for years!' - The Methodist Recorder 'In Preaching, Keller has made an invaluable contribution to the homiletic task. I would recommend that this book be placed in the hand of the preaching veteran and novice, and should be found in the homiletic section of all theological colleges.' - Christianity magazine New York pastor and acclaimed author Timothy Keller is widely known and respected for his compelling preaching, described by The New York Times as what has 'helped turn Dr Keller... into the pastor many call Manhattan's leading evangelist'. In this book he shares his wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop. Most Christians - including pastors - struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian gospel to change people's lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate and compassionate way.

Effective First Person Biblical Preaching

big. idea. STEPSEVEN Ideas are extraordinarily powerful. They shape our lives. We are a sum of our core convictions. This is why good preaching is so vital to the health of God's people. If we preach God's ideas, we will bring life and ...

Effective First Person Biblical Preaching

The Steps from Text to Narrative SermonPresenting biblically centered sermons in a new,creative genrePastors and teachers are always on the lookout for newways to expand the effectiveness of their preaching.Sermons delivered in the first-person point of view canweave the power of story and drama into the biblicalteaching, making familiar—and not-so-familiar—characters and situations come to life. This book helpsstudents and pastors understand how first-personsermons can be preached with biblical integrity. Itextends Haddon Robinson’s “big idea” philosophy ofpreaching to this new genre.J. Kent Edwards takes a practical approach as he walksreaders through the steps needed for creating sermonsthat are faithful to the text and engaging to the listener.Examples and worksheets enable readers to apply thisunique approach to one of their own sermons. The bookincludes a CD-ROM with a video sample of first-personnarrative preaching.

Serving the Word

Finally, an examination of a sermon that exhibits a general topic that is distinguished from the central, unifying theme concludes the chapter. Biblical Preaching and the Single-Theme Approach Haddon Robinson is the leading proponent of ...

Serving the Word

This book and the essays contained within are dedicated to Dr. Chuck Sackett in recognition of his thirty-two years of teaching at Lincoln Christian University. He currently serves as Professor at Large but has held a variety of roles and titles during his thirty-two years there. These essays are written by current colleagues and former students who have had the privilege of studying hermeneutics, homiletics, and ministry with Dr. Sackett. Each essay covers a topic of scholarly or contemporary interest in the fields of hermeneutics or homiletics. Hermeneutics and homiletics remain topics of discussion in the academy and the church. These essays continue that discussion. The essays overlap the two fields. Some essays focus heavily on hermeneutical issues with an eye towards proclamation, while others start with homiletics and hermeneutical issues are echoed in the background. The essays found in this book offer unique perspectives and approaches to interpretation and preaching. Though homiletics and hermeneutics are the fields of the study, the church remains the arena where the fruit of each discipline is observed most clearly, as Dr. Sackett instructed his students throughout his years of teaching.

Preaching for Special Services

See Keith Willhite, “Bullet Versus Buckshot: What Makes the Big Idea Work?” in The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching: Connecting the Bible to People, ed. Keith Willhite and Scott M. Gibson (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998), 13-23; ...

Preaching for Special Services

Sooner or later, every pastor will be called on to conduct special services. Baptisms, weddings, funerals, infant presentations, and evangelistic services, each in their own way, challenge pastors to find the right words to mark the occasion. Preaching for Special Services will help pastors prepare sermons for these special services. Each chapter explores a different occasion and offers the perspective, encouragement, and practical advice that pastors need as they plan their messages. Through this useful book, pastors will discover how Christ-centered special occasion preaching can make a difference in the lives of their listeners.

Preaching That Comes Alive

Reed, John W. “Visualizing the Big Idea: Stories That Support Rather than Steal.” In The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching, edited by K. Willhite and S. Gibson. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1998. Robinson, Haddon W. Biblical Preaching: The ...

Preaching That Comes Alive

People go to church every Sunday hoping to hear a life-giving word from the Lord but often find that they have to make do with either the dry crust of cognitive sermons or the empty calories of emotional exhortations. This book provides preachers with the tools to feed their flock with hearty sustenance. Using real-life sermon examples from across Asia that reflect issues facing Asian Christians, Maggie Low builds a picture of a sermon as a body, taking you step-by-step through guidelines for what this body needs to come alive. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced preacher, you will learn to preach more confidently and relevantly through this skillful integration of biblical theology, homiletical theory, spirituality, and communication skills. Preaching cannot deliver life unless preachers themselves listen to the Word of Life. Dr Low guides the reader to exegete the Scriptures and to listen to God personally so that they can deliver a life-giving word to the hearers.

Preaching God s Word Second Edition

Foundational to preaching a focused biblical sermon is the development of a sermon thesis statement . Every sermon needs one main idea . Few audiences will be able to follow sermons containing a number of central ideas , unless those ...

Preaching God s Word  Second Edition

Learn to develop and deliver a biblical sermon that connects with today's audiences. Preaching God's Word is a user-friendly and practical homiletics textbook that integrates hermeneutical principles and stresses the importance of a strong exegetical foundation. It teaches you how to understand your audience, develop powerful applications, use illustrations well, and communicate effectively. Preaching God's Word addresses: How to develop and preach a biblical sermon Common issues with biblical preaching and how to avoid them Unique challenges and opportunities of preaching from specific biblical genres New Testament preaching Old Testament preaching Whether you are a student who is new to preaching or a veteran looking to brush up on your skills, you will benefit from this hands-on approach to preparing, developing, and delivering the sermon.

Preaching with Accuracy

Finding Christ-Centered Big Ideas for Biblical Preaching Randal E. Pelton. portions contain more than one idea. Preaching with greater accuracy requires discerning how those ideas interrelate to form meaning. All ideas in a pericope are ...

Preaching with Accuracy

A resource to help pastors correctly identify the big idea of a passage and apply it well Preaching with Accuracy provides preachers with a method for finding the “big idea” in each passage of the Bible, since correctly identifying the main point is key to accurately conveying the essential theology of the passage. Pelton lays out a reliable, well-informed method for identifying the main point of a preaching passage and understanding that passage well in its context. Numerous examples are given at each step of the way to show how meaning develops throughout the process of interpretation. Pelton then guides the preacher through applying a Christ-centered hermeneutic that will result in biblical sermons that benefit and equip believers.

Invitation to Educational Ministry

BIG. IDEA. Sue. Edwards. Before attending Dallas Seminary in the eighties, I attended a workshop on biblical ... sit under his teaching, but the tools he taught us, especially related to “The Big Idea,” revolutionized my Bible teaching.

Invitation to Educational Ministry

Because teaching is at the heart of Christian ministry, the editors of Invitation to Educational Ministry have assembled a team of seasoned experts to present a comprehensive plan of Christian education. This volume will help church staff, parachurch leaders, and small-group teachers become more effective, influential, and creative. After laying a biblical and practical foundation for Christian education, the contributors provide specific guidance on teaching a variety of individuals and groups, including children, adults, singles, seniors, and non-Christians. The final section shares valuable insights on leading small groups, teaching innovatively, and overseeing a healthy educational ministry, among other topics. Each chapter is designed to equip educators with the most relevant information, and includes many useful features: • Real-life case studies • Scriptural support • Explanations of key terms and concepts • Practical suggestions • Resources for additional study • Sidebars illustrating best principles and practices

Preaching with Relevance

The latter may require the exegesis and exposition of several passages , but the messages remain expository . 10. See Paul Borden , " Is There Really One Big Idea in That Story ? " in Big Idea of Biblical Preaching , 67-80 .

Preaching with Relevance

Clear communication of the relevance of the biblical text to contemporary culture is the responsibility of the pastor. Keith Willhite offers strategies for exegetically solid and culturally apt sermon preperation.

The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching

In Move 4, the big idea begins to take shape, and it clearly emerges in Move 6. The sermon concludes with two lines of application in Moves 7 and 8. With each move about four minutes in length, the sermon lasted a little more than ...

The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching

A Comprehensive Resource for Today’s Christian Communicators. This extensive encyclopedia is the most complete and practical work ever published on the art and craft of biblical preaching. Its 11 major sections contain nearly 200 articles, comprehensively covering topics on preaching and methodology, including: Sermon structure and “the big idea.” The art of introductions, transitions, and conclusions. Methods for sermon prep, from outlining to exercising. Approaches to different types of preaching: topical, expository, evangelistic, and more. Best practices for sermon delivery, speaking with authority, and using humor. Leveraging effective illustrations and stories. Understanding audience. and much more. Entries are characterized by intensely practical and vivid writing designed to help preachers deepen their understanding and sharpen their communication skills. The contributors include a virtual Who’s Who of preaching from a cross section of denominations and traditions, such as Dallas Willard, John Ortberg, Rick Warren, Warren Wiersbe, Alice Mathews, John Piper, Andy Stanley, and many others. Haddon Robinson and Craig Brian Larson—two of today’s most respected voices in preaching—provide editorial oversight. Includes audio CD with preaching technique examples from the book.

Preaching the Old Testament

Haddon Robinson has influenced generations of preachers through his widely used classic text, Biblical Preaching, in which he shows preachers how to communicate the Bible's big ideas with precision. But does Robinson's “big-idea” ...

Preaching the Old Testament

Many pastors find it easier to preach on the New Testament than the Old Testament, with its powerful and often shocking narrative, prophetic warnings and calls to holiness. For many preachers seeking to make the Bible relevant, it's far easier--and safer--to stay out of the woods and plow the well-worn fields of the newer canon. Preaching the Old Testament equips pastors to journey into the forest and find a passion and confidence for preaching on the Old Testament. This book helps them keep up on their Hebrew, understand the themes of the Old Testament, and unpack Jesus' foundational text to take their congregations to a deeper understanding of Christ himself.

From Story Interpretation to Sermon Crafting

Walkte, B. “old testament Interpretation Issues for Big Idea preaching: problematic Sources, poetics, and preaching the old testament, an exposition of proverbs 26:1–12.” In The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching: Connecting the Bible to ...

From Story Interpretation to Sermon Crafting

From Story Interpretation to Sermon Crafting was written by a preacher for preachers who have to deal with the competing demands of pastoral ministry. It takes some of the gains of the last seven decades of the literary approach to Scripture and applies them to a vital aspect of pastoral ministry--preaching. The book presents a text-centered and theological approach to analyzing Old Testament narratives. This approach lays a solid basis for interpreting the narratives, and demonstrates that the movement from examining the text to crafting the sermon is a continuous process. Making use of many examples based on narrative passages from the Old Testament that facilitate grasping the methodology, this approach to sermon crafting is rooted in the text, shaped by the text, and is characterized by sound and controlled exegesis. It provides the pastor with an approach that enables Old Testament historical narrative to speak to Christian believers in contemporary society in a way that addresses the issues, concerns, and struggles faced by the church and Christians. The writer to the Hebrews says of righteous Abel, "though he is dead, he still speaks" (11:4). Similarly, these ancient stories do speak and can still speak today. To make them heard effectively and relevantly is the purpose of the book.

Biblical Preaching

That is,when your exegetical big idea adequately reflects all the author says aboutthe subjectinhis unit of thought, your big ideais accurate. Look upJames 1:2–12. Here is an exegetical big idea that deals with all the “dots” (ideas) in ...

Biblical Preaching

This bestselling text by Haddon Robinson, considered by many to be the "teacher of preachers," has sold over 300,000 copies and is a contemporary classic in the field. It offers students, pastors, and Bible teachers expert guidance in the development and delivery of expository sermons. This new edition has been updated throughout and includes helpful exercises. Praise for the Second Edition Named "One of the 25 Most Influential Preaching Books of the Past 25 Years" by Preaching "[An] outstanding introduction to the task of preparing and presenting biblical sermons. More than any other book of the past quarter century, Biblical Preaching has profoundly influenced a generation of evangelical preachers."--Preaching