Preaching God's Word
Learn to develop and deliver a biblical sermon that connects with today's audiences.
Preaching God's Word is a user-friendly and practical homiletics textbook that integrates hermeneutical principles and stresses the importance of a strong exegetical foundation. It teaches you how to understand your audience, develop powerful applications, use illustrations well, and communicate effectively.
Preaching God's Word addresses:
- How to develop and preach a biblical sermon
- Common issues with biblical preaching and how to avoid them
- Unique challenges and opportunities of preaching from specific biblical genres
- New Testament preaching
- Old Testament preaching
Whether you are a student who is new to preaching or a veteran looking to brush up on your skills, you will benefit from this hands-on approach to preparing, developing, and delivering the sermon.
About the Authors
Terry G. Carter (PhD, Southwestern 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 of Grasping God’s Word, Journey into God’s Word, Preaching God’s Word, and God’s Relational Presence, and author of The Heart of Revelation and Revelation in the Teach the Text Commentary series. He teaches and preaches frequently in local churches.
J. Daniel Hays (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, The Message of the Prophets, The Temple and the Tabernacle, and A Christian’s Guide to Evidence for the Bible: 101 Proofs from History and Archaeology. He has coauthored or coedited Grasping God’s Word; Journey into God’s Word; Preaching God’s Word; The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary; Jeremiah and Lamentations; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; and God’s Relational Presence: The Cohesive Center of Biblical Theology. He teaches adult Sunday School at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and also speaks both regionally and internationally.
Chapter 1 - Preaching a Biblical Sermon
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Chapter 2 - Discovering Biblical Truth: The Interpretive Journey
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Chapter 3 - Preaching the Meaning in Their Town
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Chapter 4 - Exegeting the Audience
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Chapter 5 - Communicating the Meaning in Our Town
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Chapter 6 - Applying the Message
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Chapter 7 - Illustrating Biblical Truth
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Chapter 8 - Delivering a Biblical Sermon
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Chapter 9 - Preaching Letters
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Chapter 10 - Preaching the Gospels and Acts
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Chapter 11 - Preaching Revelation
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Chapter 12 - Preaching the Old Testament Narrative
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Chapter 13 - Preaching the Law
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Chapter 14 - Preaching the Prophets
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Chapter 15 - Preaching Psalms and Wisdom Literature
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