The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative
The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

by Steven D. Mathewson

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Pages 288
Publisher Baker Academic
Published 2021
ISBN-13 9781540962027
A veteran pastor with thirty years of experience offers 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.

  • Contents
  • Foreword to the First Edition by Haddon W. Robinson
  • Part 1: Preparing to Preach
    • 1. The Challenge of Preaching Old Testament Narratives
    • 2. The Christ-Centered Preaching Debate
  • Part 2: From Text to Concept
    • 3. The Journey Begins
    • 4. A is for Action
    • 5. C is for Characters
    • 6. T is for Talking
    • 7. S is for Setting
    • 8. Drawing Conclusions
  • Part 3: From Concept to Sermon
    • 9. Starting the Second Half of the Adventure
    • 10. Finishing Work
    • 11. Shaping the Sermon
    • 12. Outlining the Sermon
    • 13. Mastering the Storyteller's Craft
    • 14. Entering and Exiting
    • 15. Delivering the Goods
  • Appendix A: Sample Sermon on Judges 17-18
  • Appendix B: Using Hebrew in Narrative Exegesis
  • Appendix C: Commentaries for Narrative Exegesis
  • Indexes


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