The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

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Southwestern Journal of Theology 2021 Book Award (Honorable Mention, Preaching/Ministry/Leadership)

A veteran pastor with thirty years of experience guides readers through a ten-step process to preaching Old Testament narratives from text selection to delivery. The first edition received a Christianity Today award of merit and a Preaching magazine Book of the Year award. This edition, now updated and revised throughout for a new generation, includes a new chapter on how to preach Christ from the Old Testament and an exemplary sample sermon from Mathewson. Foreword by Haddon W. Robinson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540962027
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/15/2021
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Steven D. Mathewson (PhD, Stellenbosch University; DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of CrossLife Evangelical Free Church in Libertyville, Illinois, and director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Western Seminary, Portland. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Moody Bible Institute.

Table of Contents


Foreword to the First Edition by Haddon W. Robinson
Part 1: Preparing to Preach
1. The Challenge of Preaching Old Testament Narratives
2. The Christ-Centered Preaching Debate
Part 2: From Text to Concept
3. The Journey Begins
4. A is for Action
5. C is for Characters
6. T is for Talking
7. S is for Setting
8. Drawing Conclusions
Part 3: From Concept to Sermon
9. Starting the Second Half of the Adventure
10. Adding the Finishing Touches
11. Shaping the Sermon
12. Outlining the Sermon
13. Mastering the Storyteller's Craft
14. Entering and Exiting
15. Delivering the Goods
Appendix A: Sample Sermon on Judges 17-18
Appendix B: Using Hebrew in Narrative Exegesis
Appendix C: Commentaries for Narrative Exegesis
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