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The Art And Craft Of Biblical Preaching

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ISBN : 9780310296409
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A Comprehensive Resource for Today’s CommunicatorsThis extensive encyclopedia is the most completeand practical work ever published on the art andcraft of biblical preaching. The 11 major sectionscontain almost 200 articles, which cover every possiblepreaching topic, including changing lives, sermonstructure, “the big idea,” introductions,outlining, transitions, conclusions, passionate delivery,application, leveraging illustrations, telling stories,preaching narrative texts, topical preaching,expository preaching, evangelistic preaching,preaching to postmoderns, using humor, speakingwith authority, and many others. Entries are characterizedby intensely practical and vivid writingdesigned to help preachers deepen their understandingand sharpen their communication skills.The contributors include a virtual Who’s Who ofpreaching from a cross section of denominations andtraditions, such as John Ortberg, Rick Warren,Warren Wiersbe, Alice Mathews, John Piper, AndyStanley, and many others. Haddon Robinson andCraig Brian Larson—two of today’s mostrespected voices in preaching—provide editorial oversight.


Author : Walter J. Burghardt
ISBN : 080912906X
Genre : Religion
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Practical advice for preachers everywhere. written out of long experience and deep learning. Homilists will welcome its advice about language, the role of the imagination, preaching and prophecy, the liturgical setting of the preached word, social justice.

Preaching Like The Prophets

Author : Robert A. Carlson
ISBN : 9781532613340
Genre : Religion
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The Old Testament prophets are a neglected treasury of biblical examples for pastoral preaching. Too often the prophets are misunderstood as focusing on future or social justice issues. This book shows that the prophets are essentially preachers--very good ones--whom we must learn from. By comparing recent rhetorical analysis of the prophets to some of the best of current preaching literature, this book shows that the prophets preached the way that we ought to preach. It will help you to hear the prophets the same way that a pastor benefits from listening to a seasoned and exceptionally gifted preacher. We can benefit not only from what the prophets say but how they say it. By seeing how the prophets grab and keep their listeners, how they enhance clarity and relevancy, how they make truth come alive and how they persevere in their ministry, you too can learn to preach like the prophets.

Preaching For A Verdict

Author : Josh Smith
ISBN : 9781462781249
Genre : Religion
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Those who preach have been called to deliver the truth, and must do so with a conviction that every truth demands a response. J. Josh Smith aims to start a conversation about the role of exhortation in preaching. With emphasis on the biblical and theological foundation for exhortation, and attention to how exhortation is used in both Old and New Testaments, Smith makes a compelling argument that preaching must include both explanation and exhortation. Preaching for a Verdict also provides practical steps to implement effective exhortation in preaching, and offers a variety of biblical models of exhortation to equip the reader to deliver the message of Christ with authority. Text-driven preaching demands text-driven exhortation.

The Shape Of Preaching

Author : Dennis M. Cahill
ISBN : 158558584X
Genre : Religion
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Many pastors are just too busy to fellow the latest theories on preaching and sermon form. In The Shape of Preaching, Dennis M. Cahill seeks both to educate the working pastor on the current issues of sermon design and enable them to use this design in a way that can change their preaching. After first laying the theoretical groundwork with discussions of the theological, cultural, and literary roots of the new approaches to sermon design, Cahill expertly guides the preacher through a practical process for designing sermons that speak to people in the world today.

Preaching That Matters

Author : Lori J. Carrell
ISBN : 9781566996082
Genre : Religion
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Listeners do love their pastors and they agree with the sermon content they hear,' Lori Carrell once explained to a group of pastors, 'but most sermons don't ask for change, and most listeners don't experience spiritual growth as a result of the sermon.' A participant responded: 'Let's get practical. I want my preaching to make a difference. What changes are worth making, and how do I make them?' In Preaching that Matters, Lori Carrell shares answers to that question, drawing on the experiences of thousands of people—preachers and their listeners—whose effort she has studied over many years. In each chapter of this book, she offers research revelations about high impact preaching that will encourage and challenge readers to continue to grow as preachers. She then links these principles with Reflective Practice Challenges (RPCs), exercises that honor the rich experiences of pastors while opening opportunities for self-analysis, spiritual introspection, conversation with a trusted other, or implementation of research-based preaching recommendations. The activities have been used by hundreds of other pastors, and each RPC has been carefully selected for its demonstrated contribution to the process of transforming sermon communication. A selection of the RPCs are available as a downloadable file. E-mail [email protected] for more information. As a communication expert, Carrell approaches preaching from a 'sermon communication' paradigm. She begins with the task of identifying the spiritually transformative purpose of the sermon and then explores exegeting, organizing, deepening, and delivering the sermon, as well as listening to the listeners and planning for continued transformation. Her own goal is simple: to inspire and equip clergy to make changes that will enhance the transformative power of their preaching. To connect with others reading Preaching That Matters and to find an onlne accountability partner, join the book's Google+ communities.

1001 Quotations That Connect

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ISBN : 9780310590484
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Many times people wrack their brains for succinct, “preachable” quotations to drop into sermons or teaching materials. Now they can relax! 101 Quotations that Connect features inspiring observations from a wide spectrum of influential people of the past two millennia, culled from the collection of Christianity Today. This volume—which contains the reflections of church fathers, missionaries, poets, and celebrities—is a gold mine for preachers, teachers, and writers.The sayings are arranged under eight descriptive categories, including Ancient Words, Rattling Words, and Keen Words. They are helpfully listed by source, then according to key topics, making retrieval of just the right quote a snap. Whether one is driving home the point of a sermon or simply wants a quote book for reflective reading this unparalleled collection is a “must have” resource!

Choice Contemporary Stories And Illustrations

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ISBN : 0801090644
Genre : Religion
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The difference between a good communicator and a great orator is often the ability to use relevant and poignant illustrations. Craig Brian Larson has collected 260 fresh and powerful stories from newspapers, magazines, books, and journals. Each illustration is extensively indexed topically by synonyms and antonyms as well as by textual cross-references. The illustrations come from sources that a contemporary audience can readily relate to. Some of the useful, time-saving features of this book include:

She Can Teach

Author : Jackie Roese
ISBN : 9781621899433
Genre : Religion
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Conservative evangelical women are least likely to be trained in the areas of teaching and preaching. It's a tragic state of affairs, given the central value that our tradition places on the Scriptures. In this book, Jackie Roese examines the forces, both past and present, that have discouraged women from becoming trained. We'll discover that women are indeed called, gifted, and mandated in Scripture to herald the Word of God. The first half of the book will focus on encouraging women to become as fully equipped as our male counterparts, and to use their uniquely female voice in proclaiming truth to other women in various settings outside pulpit preaching. But encouragement isn't enough. Many women who already teach Bible studies, or who desire to teach, are in no position to pursue formal studies in a seminary. To that end, the second half of She Can Teach is dedicated to developing homiletic skills. Together we will learn how to study a passage, find the main idea, and build and deliver a biblical message. By the end of this book, the reader will be better equipped to proclaim truth, through her uniquely female voice, to her female audience.

Spiritual Abuse Recovery

Author : Barbara M. Orlowski
ISBN : 9781621892342
Genre : Religion
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What factors contribute to active Christians in ministry leaving their church and becoming exiting statistics? Every year dedicated Christian people leave churches because of spiritual abuse. The stories of people who left their home church because of a negative and hurtful experience paint a picture of a widespread occurrence which beckons consideration by church leaders and church congregants alike. Spiritual abuse, the misuse of spiritual authority to maltreat followers in the Christian Church, is a complex issue. This book shows how people processed their grief after experiencing spiritual abuse in their local church and how they rediscovered spiritual harmony. Their spiritual journey shows how one may grow through this devastating experience. This book offers a thoughtful look at the topic of spiritual recovery from clergy abuse through the eyes of those who have experienced it. It invites church leaders to consider this very real dysfunction in the Church today and aims to demonstrate a path forward to greater freedom in Christ after a season of disillusionment with church leadership.

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