Instruction on Expository Preaching

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In the seven steps on this site, I give some basic instruction on expository preaching. I 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.

Books:

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:

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.

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.

Long, Thomas G. The Witness of Preaching. Third Edition. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2016.

Robinson, Haddon W. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. Third Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014.

Online:

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 summary of Goldsworthy’s book is at:

https://www.walkingtogetherministries.com/2007/08/31/graeme-goldsworthys-preaching-the-whole-bible-as-christian-scripture/

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:

Evaluating Bryan Chapell’s Approach to Christ-Centered Preaching

Evaluating Edmund Clowney’s Approach to Christ-Centered Preaching

Evaluating Sidney Greidanus’s Approach to Christ-Centered Preaching

Evaluating Graeme Goldsworthy’s Approach to Christ-Centered Preaching

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