Designed to help preachers engage in a disciplined and deliberate study of biblical materials, the central premise of this book is that preaching should be grounded by and centered in the truths and lessons of the Bible. Author Marvin McMickle's approach to biblical exegesis for preaching is easy for students to learn and useful for pastors to employ, even long after their student days have passed. This eight-step approach covers the 8 Ls--limits, literature, language, location, links, leads, lessons, and life application--complete with sample sermons to illustrate each step of this approach. It is an approach that clearly reflects the traditional methodology for doing biblical exegesis. These teaching tools are guaranteed to take the preacher through the transition from text to sermon, resulting in a rich harvest of preaching material.