New Testament Exposition, Walter Liefeld


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“Expository preaching is an elusive ideal. Many preachers aspire to it, few are acknowledged masters. For most a gap exists between the sermon that addresses the needs of the hearers and one that methodically plumbs the depths of Scripture. New Testament Exposition is written to bridge this gap and bring together the disciplines of preaching and exegesis. In this book Liefeld addresses the three main concerns of expository preaching: What is the text saying? How can its message be communicated in ways that are appropriate to the passage, the seeing, and the goals of the sermon? How can the message meet the real needs of the congregation in a way that is consistent with the purpose and function of the text? This book demonstrates how these concerns can be brought together in a sermon, and it is this thoughtful, practical approach that makes the book so valuable to preachers and seminarians. The book is divided into three parts. Part I explores the characteristics of expository preaching. Part II deals with preparing the text and addresses such areas as practical exegesis, exegetical outlines, narratives and compositional patterns, semantic patterns, and underlying assumptions of the text. Part III discusses application of the text by asking, What is the function of the text? What are the needs of the congregation? How can one preach to inner heart needs as well as to the external circumstances facing the congregation? New Testament Exposition is not vague theory, nor is it esoteric study beyond the grasp and time of the busy pastor. Throughout the book Dr. Liefeld reflects his experience in the classroom and pulpit, and his concerns as scholar and pastor are clearly seen in the final chapters of this volume. Chapter 9 examines preaching from difficult texts: How might one handle parables, miracle stories, obscure passages, culturally related texts? The final chapter provides a demonstration of all that is discussed throughout the book by walking the road through the actual preparation for a sermon.” – Amazon.com

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Preparing Expository Sermons, Ramesh Richard


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“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 texto preaching narrativeso understanding your audienceo 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.” – Amazon.com

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Preaching: How to Preach Biblically, John MacArthur


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“John MacArthur and other distinguished teachers of preachers respond to the apostle’s mandate in this comprehensive treatment of expository preaching. Dr. MacArthur’s well-known passion for the Scriptures is combined with the vision and expertise of other faculty members at The Master’s Seminary to produce a definitive statement on how to unfold the meaning of God’s Word effectively to today’s congregation.” -Amazon.com

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