Preparing Expository Sermons: A Seven-Step Method for Biblical Preaching
Preparing Expository Sermons: A Seven-Step Method for Biblical Preaching

Preparing Expository Sermons: A Seven-Step Method for Biblical Preaching

by Ramesh Richard

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Preparing Expository Sermons: A Seven-Step Method for Biblical Preaching by Ramesh Richard

"The Bible is what God has made. Sermons are what we make with what God has made." This is the foundation for developing expository messages, according to Ramesh Richard. His method, explained in Preparing Expository Sermons, has been field-tested in training seminars for thousands of preachers around the world.

Richard's book is a simple do-it-yourself resource for developing and preaching expository sermons. It guides the reader through a seven-step process, with many practical suggestions and illustrative charts along the way. In addition, there are eleven appendixes that include information on:
o how to choose a text
o• preaching narratives
o• understanding your audience
o• forms of sermon introduction
A comprehensive sermon evaluation questionnaire is included as well.

Preparing Expository Sermons, an updated and expanded version of Scripture Sculpture, is ideal for beginning preachers, lay preachers without formal training, or any pastor who is looking for a refresher course in expository sermon preparation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801091193
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,310,416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ramesh Richard, Th.D., Ph.D., leads Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Helps (RREACH) International and teaches expository preaching at Dallas Theological Seminary. He lives in Richardson, Texas.

Table of Contents

Preface9
Introduction: Motivation, Definition, and Overview of the Process15
The Scripture Sculpture Process
1Study the Text: The "Flesh" of the Text33
2Structure the Text: The "Skeleton" of the Text53
3The Central Proposition of the Text: The "Heart" of the Text65
4The Purpose Bridge: The "Brain" of the Sermon77
5The Central Proposition of the Sermon: The "Heart" of the Sermon85
6Structure the Sermon: The "Skeleton" of the Sermon95
7Preach the Sermon: The "Flesh" of the Sermon129
Afterword141
Appendices
1The Holy Spirit and Your Pulpit Effectiveness145
2The Benefits of the Original Languages for Preachers151
3Choosing a Text for Your Sermon153
4Introductory Notes on Grammar155
5The Perils of Principilization160
6Hermeneutical Analysis and Homiletical Application of Narrative Texts165
7Central Propositions: An Advanced Procedure172
8Understanding Your Audience: Exegeting Culture180
9The Elements of a Competent Sermon Outline184
10A Sample Sermon Introduction186
11Forms of Sermon Introduction191
12Sermon Evaluation Questionnaire193
13Topical Exposition198
Notes204
Bibliography213
Scripture Index216

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