The gospels hold the key to why pastors get up every Sunday to preach. They are the "good news"--the pinnacle--of the Christian faith. But in order to preach from them with truth, clarity, and confidence, you'll need the right tools.Preaching the Four Gospels with Confidence
is a book written for pastors who love Jesus and want to preach the Gospel well. With a compelling voice, Steven D. Mathewson offers sound scriptural advice, provides bibliographic tips for further study, and quotes from well-known and respected biblical scholars including:
- G.K. Beale
- Craig S. Keener
- D.A. Carson
Additionally, Mathewson will teach you how to negotiate the common challenges that arise while preaching from the gospels. Problems such as:
- How to interpret the gospels in relation to the rest of the New Testament
- How to rightly handle the Jewish and Greco-Roman context of the gospels
- How to affirm the authority of the four gospels over the "lost gospels"
This not a "how to preach" book; it is a how to preach well
handbook that you'll want to reference again and again as you prepare sermons from the gospels.
This book gives sound, proven advice on"overcoming common challenges "of preaching. With a compelling voice, Mathewson encourages pastors and seminary students to preach from the Gospels with confidence rather than trepidation. For pastors or seminary students who love Jesus and want to teach others through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, this book is for them. Chapers Include: "Right Sizing"--Determining the optimum length of sermon series and preaching units"Are Jesus and Paul on the Same Page?"--How to interpret the Gospels in relation to the rest of the New Testament"Background Check"--Rightly handling the Jewish and Greco-Roman context of the Gospels"Conflicting Reports?"--When parallel accounts seem contradictory"Dealing with Darkness"--Preaching on Jesus' confrontations with Satan and demons"On Purpose"--Aligning your application with the gospel writer's intent"Against Counterfeits"--Affirming the authority of the four Gospels over the lost gospels
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