Sacramental Preaching: Sermons on the Hidden Presence of Christ

Sacramental Preaching: Sermons on the Hidden Presence of Christ


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Leading Scholar Offers a Theological Approach to Preaching

This primer on the ministry of preaching connects reading the Bible theologically with preparing and preaching sermons. Hans Boersma explains that exegesis involves looking beyond the historical and literal meaning of the text to the hidden sacramental reality of Christ himself, which enables us to reach the deepest meaning of the Scriptures. He provides models for theological sermons along with commentary on exegetical and homiletical method and explains that patristic exegesis is relevant for reading the Bible today. The book includes a foreword by Eugene H. Peterson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801097454
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/19/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Hans Boersma (PhD, University of Utrecht), a leading theologian and an experienced preacher, is J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of numerous books, including Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross and Heavenly Participation.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Eugene H. Peterson
1. Why Join the Chariot?
Acts 8:26-35
Part 1: Sensed Happiness
2. First Things First
Exodus 12:1-12
3. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry?
Ecclesiastes 2:24-26; 3:12-13, 22; 5:18-20; 8:15; 9:7
4. Virgin Mother
Song of Solomon 4:16b-5:1a
5. The Blessing of a Child
Exodus 1:1-2:10
Part 2: Pilgrim Happiness
6. Out of Egypt
Matthew 2:13-21
7. Going Up the Hill
Psalm 24
8. God's Own Rest
Hebrews 3:7-4:13
Part 3: Heavenly Happiness
9. Happiness in Christ
Psalm 1
10. Resurrection Faithfulness
Luke 20:27-40
11. Perfect Blessing
Revelation 22:14
Part 4: Unveiled Happiness
12. The Gate of Heaven
Genesis 28:10-22
13. When the Heavens Open Up
Ezekiel 1
14. God of Change
2 Corinthians 3

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