In the seven steps on this site, I give some basic instruction on expository preaching. In this post I list some books and resources that I recommend as you seek to grow in your ability to move from the biblical text to a sermon.
While I don’t agree with everything in them, the following books on preaching have stood the test of time and I have found them helpful:
Adams, Jay E. Preaching with Purpose: A Comprehensive Textbook on Biblical Preaching. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, 1982. (Can be borrowed online.)
Adams, Jay E. Truth Applied: Application in Preaching. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, 1990.
Chapell, Bryan. Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. Third Edition. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2018.
Clowney, Edmund P. Preaching and Biblical Theology. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P & R Publishing, 2002. (Can be borrowed online.)
Goldsworthy, Graeme. Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture: The Application of Biblical Theology to Expository Preaching. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000.
Greidanus, Sidney. Modern Preacher and Ancient Text: Interpreting and Preaching Biblical Literature. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1988.
Greidanus, Sidney. Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: A Contemporary Hermeneutical Method . Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999.
Johnson, Dennis E. Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P & R Publishing, 2007.
Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn. Preaching and Preachers. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House. (Can be borrowed online.)
Long, Thomas G. The Witness of Preaching. Third Edition. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2016. (First Edition can be borrowed online.)
Robinson, Haddon W. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. Third Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014.
Much of the content of Bryan Chapell’s book, Christ-Centered Preaching is available in lecture form at: https://www.biblicaltraining.org/preaching/bryan-chapell
Much of the content of Haddon Robinson’s book, Biblical Preaching is available in series of twenty video lectures at: https://christianuniversity.org/courses/expository-preaching/
A series of lectures by John Stott entitled “Biblical Preaching: A Pastor’s Look at Homiletics” is available at: https://christianuniversity.org/courses/biblical-preaching-a-pastors-look-at-homiletics/
A summary of Goldsworthy’s book is at:
Another helpful course on biblical interpretation is “He Gave Us Scripture: Foundations of Biblical Interpretation,” by Richard L. Pratt, Jr. These eleven video lectures can be found here: https://christianuniversity.org/courses/he-gave-us-scripture-foundations-of-interpretation/
Two lectures on preaching Christ through the Old Testament by Sidney Griedanus are available here: http://media.swbts.edu/speaker/251
David Prince has four posts that evaluate four approaches to Christ-centered preaching. They are: