Bryan Chapell's Christ-Centered Sermons is an important contribution to the field of homiletics. In it Chapell applies the biblical theology of Christ-Centered Preaching in helpful and well-explained examples that underscore the author's own skill and insight.
-Scott M. Gibson,
Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching and Ministry and director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
With skill and imagination Bryan Chapell teaches us to preach what we practice. He unpacks principles from his classic Christ-Centered Preaching in a dazzling range of his own sermons in which we can read his helpful commentary. Rarely does a homiletician open up his mind and heart so generously. Preachers are in his debt. Again.
Koller Professor of Preaching and Communication, Northern Seminary
What a privilege it is for the reader of this volume to have access to the blueprints of a premier architect of expository preaching. In Christ-Centered Preaching Bryan Chapell provided principles; he said what he saw. In Christ-Centered Sermons Chapell provides examples of sermons that bring his principles to life; we can see what he said. This book is for those interested in being biblically grounded in their preparation while remaining fresh and creative in their presentation.
-Robert Smith Jr.,
professor of divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
It is no easy task to preach sermons that exposit a biblical text faithfully, rightly connect it to Christ, and address hearers' deep needs for God's radical grace, all while communicating clearly and vividly. A good beginning is to grasp key principles and practices to be applied in crafting such rich and relevant messages. 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. This collection is the next best thing to sitting across from Dr. Chapell in his pastoral study and hearing him talk through his process for composing sermons. If you have said to yourself, 'Yes, I must preach Christ and his grace from every passage of Scripture, but how?', these sermons and the strategic comments surrounding them point the way.
-Dennis E. Johnson,
professor of practical theology, Westminster Seminary California