Preaching Post Roundup (September 10, 2020)

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Here are some posts on preaching and exegesis that I noticed recently. (To receive Preaching Post Roundup as a weekly email, please subscribe.)

  •  On Sermon Outlines from H. B. Charles, Jr. (For the Church) – ten tips for more effective outlines
  • Are Sermons Too Predictable? from Matt Henslee (Preaching Source) – ways to get out of a rut: change your intro, your cadence, your illustrations, your vocabulary, your outline
  •  How Is Preaching Received Today?  from Russ Barksdale (Preaching Source) – factors of receptivity: the Holy Spirit, contextual considerations of listeners, relevancy of subject matter, personal style, attention spans
  • 5 Keys to Preaching to the Kids in Your Pews from Frank R. Lewis (Facts & Trends) – preach shorter sermons, use a sermon listening sheet, speak to the children, focus on the gospel, use family discipleship opportunities
  • Do the Work of an Evangelist from Steven Lawson (Ligonier Ministries) – we should preach the gospel to ourselves, our families, our children, our flocks, our communities
  • Jesus the Theologian from Richard C. Barcellos (Reformation 21) – as a man, Jesus grew in his knowledge of the Scriptures and taught his disciples the principles of biblical interpretation
  • Scripture in Scripture: Reading the Old Testament with the Apostles from Daniel J. Brendsel (Desiring God) – the apostles read the Old Testament in context and with overarching plot-lines in view, and had some basic Christian presuppositions
  • How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: An Introductory Journey of Discovery and Encounter from Jason DeRouchie (For the Church) – the interpretive task, presuppositions that guide biblical interpretation, an overview of the interpretive process
  • 5 Myths about Biblical Theology from Drew Hunter (Crossway) – myths about biblical theology: it is just theology that is biblical; it is only for scholars; it is not necessary for understanding the Bible; it is in competition with systematic theology; is isn’t relevant or practical
  • David Prince on the State of Preaching from David Prince (For the Church) – contemporary preaching in Prince’s circles shows promise and avoids a “self-help” approach

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