Reach today's postmodern congregation with life-changing expository preaching grounded in sound Bible-based exegesis. Presenting basic as well as advanced concepts, this practical guide provides clear answers to questions like "How can I make spiritual truths in ancient texts relevant?"; "How should I address special concerns of my listeners?"; "What about different biblical genres?"; and much more. 320 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
People in churches today are hungry for a word from God. Preachers need to prepare and deliver sound biblical sermons that connect with their audience in a meaningful way. Whether you are a student new to preaching or a veteran looking to brush up your preaching skills, here is a valuable resource. Good preaching begins with good exegesis. Preaching Gods Word walks you through the steps of the Interpretive Journey from the biblical text to contemporary application: Grasp the text in Their Town (what it meant to the original audience). Measure the width of the river that separates the biblical context from today. Cross the Principalizing Bridge by identifying the timeless theological principles. Grasp the text in Our Town. While the science of solid biblical interpretation is essential to effective preaching, it must be married to the art of contemporary communication in order to bring the message home. Preaching Gods Word also shows you how to understand your audience, develop powerful applications, use illustrations well, and deliver the sermon effectively. The concluding chapters discuss the unique preaching challenges presented by the various biblical genres, providing interpretive keys, things to avoid, and numerous examples. Carter, Duvall, and Hays have given us a basic and worthy manual of how-tos for preaching. Now since Haddon Robinsons classic text has a book taken such a practical and understandable, step-by-step approach to the sermon. -Calvin Miller, Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School In a day when the church-world is lulled into complacency by sermons that are little more than entertaining homilies on good values and fix-it paradigms, here is a guide to proclamation the way it was meant to be
biblical, understandable, and transforming. -Joseph M. Stowell, Teaching Pastor, Harvest Bible Church; Former President, Moody Bible Institute.
Terry G. Carter (PhD, Southwesterrn Baptist Theological Seminary) is chair of the department of Christian ministries and holder of the W.O. Vaught Chair in the Pruet School of Christian Studies at Ouachita Baptist University. He teaches homiletics, pastoral ministry, Christian history, evangelism and church growth, missions, and survey of the Bible. He is author of The Journal and Selected Letters of William Carey.
J. Scott Duvall (PhD. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the coauthor with George H. Guthrie of Biblical Greek Exegesis: A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek and with Terry G. Carter and J. Daniel Hays of the textbook Preaching God's Word: A Hands on Approach to Preparing, Developing and Delivering the Sermon.
J. Daniel Hays (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, and he has coauthored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into Gods Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. He teaches adult Sunday school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the nation.