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The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

by Steven D. Mathewson, Haddon Robinson
The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

by Steven D. Mathewson, Haddon Robinson

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Overview

Southwestern Journal of Theology 2021 Book of the Year 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.


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ISBN-13: 9781493430871
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/15/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 985,979
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Steven D. Mathewson (PhD candidate, University of Stellenbosch; 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

Illustrations xi

Foreword to the First Edition Haddon W. Robinson xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xix

Part 1 Preparing to Preach

1 The Challenge of Preaching Old Testament Narratives 3

2 The Christ-Centered Preaching Debate 15

Part 2 From Text to Concept

3 The Journey Begins 29

4 A is for Action 41

5 C is for Characters 65

6 T is for Talking 75

7 S is for Setting 81

8 Drawing Conclusions 87

Part 3 From Concept to Sermon

9 Starting the Second Half of the Adventure 107

10 Adding the Finishing Touches 121

11 Shaping the Sermon 127

12 Outlining the Sermon 137

13 Mastering the Storyteller's Craft 147

14 Entering and Exiting 165

15 Delivering the Goods 171

Appendix A Sample Sermon on Judges 17-18 179

Appendix B Using Hebrew in Narrative Exegesis 193

Appendix C Commentaries for Narrative Exegesis 221

Bibliography 229

Scripture Index 243

Subject Index 246

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