The Passion-Driven Sermon: A Practical Theology for Pastoral PreachingThe Passion-Driven Sermon: A Practical Theology for Pastoral Preaching
James L. Shaddix
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When you preach, are your parishioners listening to a "pragmatic fix-it message," or are they hearing a sermon that gives glory to God? Bridging the gap between pulpit and pew, Shaddix presents a practical theology of pastoral preaching, challenging you to deliver sermons that lead your congregation to encounter Scripture with integrity. 180 pages, hardcover from B&H.
     

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Contents

FOREWORD...............ix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.........xi

INTRODUCTION

PART 1: PASSION-DRIVEN SCRIPTUROLOGY

Chapter 1

The Message of Preaching: God's Word vs. Man's Wisdom ....................9

The Preacher as Reporter

The Preacher as reminder

The Preacher as Reflector

Chapter 2

The Means for Preaching: God's Power vs. Man's Presentation......................29

The Priority in Preaching

The Preacher in Preaching

The Persuasion in Preaching

The Proof in Preaching

Chapter 3

The Motive in Preaching: God's Purpose vs. Man's Pragmatism................................43

The Preacher's Target

The Preacher's Take-away

The Preacher's Temptation

PART 2: PASSION-DRIVEN SHEPHERDOLOGY

Chapter 4

The Shepherd's Stewardship: Good Stuff or God's Stuff?.......................63

Exalting God, Not Resourcing Man

Explaining Revelation, Not Revealing Information

Edifying Churches, Not Reaching Seekers

Chapter 5

The Shepherd's Power: Subjective or Objective? .................81

The Work of the Shepherd

The Work of the Scriptures

The Work of the Spirit

Chapter 6

The Shepherd's Relevance: Application or Incarnation?................................101

Reforming Application from the Outside In

Transforming Lives from the Inside Out

PART 3: PASSION-DRIVEN SERMONOLOGY

Chapter 7

Preaching as Worship: Biblical Exposition..................125

Magnifying God's Voice in the Pulpit

Magnifying God's Voice in the Pew

Chapter 8

Preaching with Potency: Textual Integrity...................145

Exalting the Power in the Scriptures

Extracting the Power in the Study

Expressing the Power in the Sermon

Chapter 9

Preaching for Eternity: Kingdom Relay..................161

Holding on to the Baton

Handing off the Baton

SUMMATION.......................175

ENDNOTES........................177