Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism

Title : Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism
Author : Timothy Keller
Publisher : Penguin Books
ISBN 13 : 9780143108719
Date : 2016-12-06

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Pastor, preacher, and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller shares his wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop.

Most Christians—including pastors—struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian gospel to change people’s lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus, and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate, and compassionate way.


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Preaching and Preachers

Title : Preaching and Preachers
Author : D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Publisher : Zondervan
ISBN 13 : 9780310331292
Date : 2012-01-28

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For over 30 years, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones ministered at Westminster Chapel in London. Today, he is widely considered one of the greatest preachers of the 20th century. Based on a series of lectures originally given by Lloyd-Jones to the students of Westminster Theological Seminary in the spring of 1969, this collection of essays on the essence of powerful preaching has become a modern classic. Lloyd-Jones defends the primacy of preaching, showing that there is no substitute, and he challenges preachers to take their calling seriously: "The most urgent need in the Christian Church today is true preaching." He also provides practical direction on the task of preparing a sermon, sharing insights on the shape and form of a message as well as covering such topics as the use of humor, giving invitations in a message and the preacher’s relationship to the congregation. If you can own only one book on preaching, make this the one you read. This 40th anniversary edition includes the original text of Preaching and Preachers along with essays by Bryan Chapell, Mark Dever, Kevin DeYoung, Ligon Duncan, Timothy Keller and John Piper reflecting on the impact this book and the ministry of Lloyd-Jones had on their preaching. This is a book that will continue to speak to a new generation of preachers and teachers for years to come.

Preaching

Title : Preaching
Author : Fred B. Craddock
Publisher : Abingdon Press
ISBN 13 : 9780687659944
Date :

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A standard textbook on the art and craft of preaching. Craddock weaves history, theology, and hermeneutics into an exhaustive text on sermon preparation and preaching.

Painstakingly prepared for seminary students and clergy, this book answers the fundamental question: How does one prepare and deliver a sermon? Craddock's approach is practical, but also allows for concentrated study of any particular dimension of the process.

"Filled with practical wisdom. . . . A liberating book."--Richard Lischer, Duke University.


Preaching Sticky Sermons: A Practical Guide to Preparing, Writing, and Delivering Memorable Sermons

Title : Preaching Sticky Sermons: A Practical Guide to Preparing, Writing, and Delivering Memorable Sermons
Author : Brandon Kelley
Publisher : Rainer Publishing
ISBN 13 : 9780997886153
Date :

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Preaching remains relevant even as America becomes less Christian. Preaching Sticky Sermons is a practical and accessible book for pastors young and old. Kelley and Hoagland reveal how to make your sermons stick. They focus on four main areas of creating a sermon: Preparation, writing, delivery, and evaluation. This book will help you write sermons that stick not only on Sunday but also throughout the week.

Preaching Killer Sermons: How to Create and Deliver Messages that Captivate and Inspire

Title : Preaching Killer Sermons: How to Create and Deliver Messages that Captivate and Inspire
Author : Lane Sebring
Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 13 : 9781505911336
Date :

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"Lane provides practical tools to help pastors deliver engaging messages. Anyone who preaches or teaches will benefit from this book." -Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling Author of The Circle Maker, Lead Pastor of National Community Church. Today’s audiences are more distracted than ever, but sermons can only be effective if people are listening. You have to capture people's attention. But how? In Preaching Killer Sermons, author and pastor Lane Sebring reveals practical preparation and delivery techniques that will enable you to better connect with your listeners. Discover how to: -Capture and maintain the interest of your listeners -Structure each sermon for the greatest impact -Maximize your prep time on a tight schedule -Overcome distractions & communicate with clarity -Inspire people toward life-change If you want to discover practical methods to communicate clearly every time you preach, this book is for you. What church leaders are saying about Preaching Killer Sermons: Lane has written a very helpful, practical book for preachers and teach-ers. I think there are two great sins in preaching: misusing the text and boring your audience. In teaching pastors and seminary students, I find there are plenty of resources and attention given to avoid the first great sin. But there is a lack of resources on how not to bore people. And too many preachers feel that if they have rightly divided the Word of Truth, they have done everything God requires them to do. I think accuracy and effectiveness are equally important in preaching. Preaching Killer Sermons is a great resource to help pastors truly be effective in communicating the powerful truth of God's Word. I plan to start using this with the preaching students I teach. –David Whiting, Executive Search Consultant, Vanderbloemen, former Lead Pastor, Northridge Church, Rochester, NY The hardest thing I do each week is not leadership development or pastoral care - it's crafting a message which will communicate truth in an engaging and impactful way. I genuinely want to get better at what I believe is God's greatest call on my life. I'm thankful for Lane's heart to help us be better preachers. I'm thankful for this book. –Ron Edmondson, Senior Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Lexington, KY, Church leadership blogger, RonEdmondson.com Pastor Lane Sebring has done an outstanding job of reverse engineering the "great sermon." His efforts will help all who preach to preach better prepared sermons, and become better prepared communicators. Preach-ing Killer Sermons should be included reading in homiletics courses around the world. –Brett Fuller, Senior Pastor, Grace Covenant Church, Chantilly, VA Chaplain, Washington Redskins If you are a communicator in the local church you need to pick up this book. Lane brings practical insights and helpful encouragement on every page. Pick it up ... and apply the lessons contained within. –Rich Birch, unSeminary, Executive Pastor, Liquid Church, Mountainside NJ The concepts Lane shares in this book have helped sharpen my effectiveness in communicating the content of God’s inerrant Word! I would highly recommend this book to both the novice and the experienced preacher. –Dr. Billy Ross, Senior Pastor, Centreville Baptist Church, Centreville, VA Trustee, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary I serve on a Teaching Team with Lane, so I watch him live out Preaching Killer Sermons each week. Lane’s heart is to communicate God’s Word in culturally relevant and engaging ways. Now he’s sharing his passion in a book full of practical tools to help preachers (and teachers/speakers). You’ll hear his heart as he challenges you to examine and refine your own preaching habits. –Elaine Bonds, sought after speaker, Graduate, Proverbs 31 She Speaks and CLASSeminars

Preaching Without Notes

Title : Preaching Without Notes
Author : Joseph M. Webb
Publisher : Abingdon Press
ISBN 13 : 9780687090884
Date :

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In this important book, Webb makes two central claims. First, that effective preaching without a manuscript is not a matter of talent as much as it is a matter of preparation. Preachers can learn the practices and disciplines that make it possible to deliver articulate, thoughtfully crafted sermons, not from a written page, but as a natural, spontaneous act of oral communication. Throughout the book, the author offers specific examples including a transcript of a sermon preached without manuscript or notes. Second, that the payoff of learning to preach without a manuscript is nothing less than sermons that more effectively and engagingly give witness to the good news.

Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages

Title : Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages
Author : Haddon W. Robinson
Publisher : Baker Academic
ISBN 13 : 9780801049125
Date : 2014-03-18

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This bestselling text by Haddon Robinson, considered by many to be the "teacher of preachers," has sold over 300,000 copies and is a contemporary classic in the field. It offers students, pastors, and Bible teachers expert guidance in the development and delivery of expository sermons. This new edition has been updated throughout and includes helpful exercises.

Praise for the Second Edition

Named "One of the 25 Most Influential Preaching Books of the Past 25 Years" by Preaching

"[An] outstanding introduction to the task of preparing and presenting biblical sermons. More than any other book of the past quarter century, Biblical Preaching has profoundly influenced a generation of evangelical preachers."--Preaching

Preaching in the Era of Trump

Title : Preaching in the Era of Trump
Author : Dr. O. Wesley Allen Jr.
Publisher : Chalice Press
ISBN 13 : 9780827231481
Date :

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Now more than ever, it's time to preach.

The election of Donald Trump left countless faith leaders across the country speechless. Now that he is president, silence must give way to prophetic preaching.

Christians have long debated whether politics should be addressed from the pulpit. Following Donald Trump's controversial, divisive rise to power and the sweeping changes his fledgling administration has already proposed, that s no longer a question political preaching will be the order of the day, even for pastors who try to steer clear of controversy. It s up to preachers to make the church great again by leading it to embrace and embody God s concern for those whose lives are at stake in a Trump administration. Veteran teacher, preacher, and author Wes Allen offers a blueprint for addressing current events through a Gospel lens, persuasively and pastorally without engaging in divisive, antagonistic rhetoric.

Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God's Word Today (9marks: Building Healthy Churches)

Title : Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God's Word Today (9marks: Building Healthy Churches)
Author : David R. Helm
Publisher : Crossway
ISBN 13 : 9781433543135
Date :

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What makes for good preaching?

In this accessible volume—written for preachers and preachers in training—pastor David Helm outlines what must be believed and accomplished to become a faithful expositor of God’s Word.

In addition to offering practical, step-by-step guidance for preachers, this short book will equip all of us to recognize good preaching when we hear it.


Preaching Nuts & Bolts: Conquer Sermon Prep, Save Time, and Write Better Messages

Title : Preaching Nuts & Bolts: Conquer Sermon Prep, Save Time, and Write Better Messages
Author : Brandon Hilgemann
Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 13 : 9781533360861
Date :

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Preaching is hard work. When I first felt called to ministry, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had never preached a sermon in my life. I never had a mentor walk me through the process. In fact, I was scared to death of public speaking. So I argued with God. I begged Him to let me do anything but preach. The thought of having to preach in front of a crowd every single week terrified me. But God didn’t relent. I went to a Bible college. I thought, “Surely, Bible college will teach me how to preach!” I applied myself. I graduated with honors with a ministry degree. But sadly, I was only forced to preach two times in the entire four years I was there. Since I was scared, I didn’t go out of my way to seek preaching opportunities like I should have. Suddenly, I found myself in my first job as a youth pastor. I immediately had to preach at least once a week. PANIC! Bible college did not prepare me for this. What should I do? My first attempts at sermons (if you could even call it that) were horrendous. I stood in front of my notes, shaking while reading the message word for word. This is not what I got into ministry to do! I needed to get better. So I hit the books. I read every book on preaching I could get my hands on. The books were alright but mostly theoretical. So I asked a lot of pastors a lot of questions and started listening to as many good preachers as I could find. Finally, I started getting some practical advice. Slowly, I began to get better with each message. This little book is the kind of resource I wish I had way back when I felt the call to ministry. There were good books on preaching, but most lacked the practical tips I needed. I knew why I preached and what to preach. What I didn’t know was how to preach. I needed short, practical tips to get me started in the right direction. Writing a sermon is not as complicated as it may seem. My hope is that this book will save you from the same panic attacks I had. However, if you are a well-seasoned preacher, don’t think this book isn’t for you. It never hurts to get back to the basics. Writing this book has been just as helpful for me, reminding me of areas I, myself, have strayed from. In this book, you will learn how to master sermon prep, save time, write better messages, build an amazing illustration database, and more. Thanks for investing the time to read this. Your preaching will be better for it.

Preaching

Title : Preaching
Author : Timothy Keller
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 9780698195097
Date : 2015-06-09

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Pastor, preacher, and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller shares his wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop. Most Christians—including pastors—struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian gospel to change people’s lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus, and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate, and compassionate way. From the Hardcover edition.

Patterns of Preaching

Title : Patterns of Preaching
Author : Ronald J. Allen
Publisher : Chalice Press
ISBN 13 : 0827229933
Date : 1998-01-01

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This collection of sermons by noted homileticians illustrates thirty-four distinct styles of contemporary and traditional preaching.

The Witness of Preaching

Title : The Witness of Preaching
Author : Thomas G. Long
Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 13 : 0664229433
Date : 2005

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This thorough revision of this classic text is even clearer and more helpful than the first edition. Long has updated the language, expanded the key chapter on biblical exegesis, and has included more examples of sermon forms, illustrations, and conclusions.

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

Title : Preaching Christ from the Old Testament
Author : Sidney Greidanus
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN 13 : 0802844499
Date : 1999-07-13

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Arguing for the need both to preach Christ in every sermon and to preach regularly from the Old Testament, Sidney Greidanus develops a christocentric method that will help preachers do both simultaneously. Greidanus challenges Old Testament scholars to broaden their focus and to understand the Old Testament not only in its own historical context but also in the context of the New Testament. Suggesting specific steps and providing concrete examples, this volume provides a practical guide for preaching Christ from the Old Testament.

A History of Preaching

Title : A History of Preaching
Author : O.C. Edwards, Jr.
Publisher : Abingdon Press
ISBN 13 : 9781426725623
Date : 2010-09-01

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A History of Preachingbrings together narrative history and primary sources to provide the most comprehensive guide available to the story of the church's ministry of proclamation. Bringing together an impressive array of familiar and lesser-known figures, Edwards paints a detailed, compelling picture of what it has meant to preach the gospel. Pastors, scholars, and students of homiletics will find here many opportunities to enrich their understanding and practice of preaching. Volume 1, appearing in the print edition, contains Edwards's magisterial retelling of the story of Christian preaching's development from its Hellenistic and Jewish roots in the New Testament, through the late-twentieth century's discontent with outdated forms and emphasis on new modes of preaching such as narrative. Along the way the author introduces us to the complexities and contributions of preachers, both with whom we are already acquainted, and to whom we will be introduced here for the first time. Origen, Chrysostom, Augustine, Bernard, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, Edwards, Rauschenbusch, Barth; all of their distinctive contributions receive careful attention. Yet lesser-known figures and developments also appear, from the ninth-century reform of preaching championed by Hrabanus Maurus, to the reference books developed in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries by the mendicant orders to assist their members' preaching, to Howell Harris and Daniel Rowlands, preachers of the eighteenth-century Welsh revival, to Helen Kenyon, speaking as a layperson at the 1950 Yale Beecher lectures about the view of preaching from the pew. Volume 2, contained on the enclosed CD-ROM, contains primary source material on preaching drawn from the entire scope of the church's twenty centuries. The author has written an introduction to each selection, placing it in its historical context and pointing to its particular contribution. Each chapter in Volume 2 is geared to its companion chapter in Volume 1's narrative history. Ecumenical in scope, fair-minded in presentation, appreciative of the contributions that all the branches of the church have made to the story of what it means to develop, deliver, and listen to a sermon, A History of Preachingwill be the definitive resource for anyone who wishes to preach or to understand preaching's role in living out the gospel. "...'This work is expected to be the standard text on preaching for the next 30 years,' says Ann K. Riggs, who staffs the NCC's Faith and Order Commission. Author Edwards, former professor of preaching at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, is co-moderator of the commission, which studies church-uniting and church-dividing issues. 'A History of Preaching is ecumenical in scope and will be relevant in all our churches; we all participate in this field,' says Riggs...." from EcuLink, Number 65, Winter 2004-2005 published by the National Council of Churches

Preaching

Title : Preaching
Author : Walter J. Burghardt
Publisher : Paulist Press
ISBN 13 : 080912906X
Date : 1987

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Practical advice for preachers everywhere. written out of long experience and deep learning. Homilists will welcome its advice about language, the role of the imagination, preaching and prophecy, the liturgical setting of the preached word, social justice.

Preaching Homiletical Theory Preaching

Title : Preaching Homiletical Theory Preaching
Author :
Publisher : Chalice Press
ISBN 13 : 0827230710
Date :

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has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from Preaching Homiletical Theory Preaching also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Preaching Homiletical Theory Preaching book for free.

Preaching During the English Reformation

Title : Preaching During the English Reformation
Author : Susan Wabuda
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN 13 : 052145395X
Date : 2002-11-21

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A study of the religious culture of sixteenth-century England, centred around preaching.

Kairos Preaching

Title : Kairos Preaching
Author : David Schnasa Jacobsen
Publisher : Fortress Press
ISBN 13 : 9781451406207
Date :

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Although lectionary and worship allow us to deepen our appreciation for the Bible and the themes and emphases of the Christian calendar, they sometimes fail to allow preachers to speak the gospel directly to the situations that occupy their congregations. This book is designed to help pastors and seminarians discover resources they already have to unpack situations and understand them theologically in light of their task of preaching the gospel.

Dogma and Preaching

Title : Dogma and Preaching
Author : Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher : Ignatius Press
ISBN 13 : 9781586173272
Date : 2011

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Presents philosophies for preaching as drawn from Church dogmas, and stresses the three main principles of sound preaching -- dogma, scripture, and an understanding of the Church's contemporary situation.