- Publisher: Baker Academic; 2nd edition (2001)
- ASIN: B004UM9M7Q
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,730,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Biblical Preaching 2nd (second) edition Text Only Hardcover – 2001
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Summary of Purpose
Robinson's first edition of Biblical Preaching (Baker, 1980) stands as one of the seminal volumes on the subject. This second edition revised and updated that earlier work. Robinson began by lamenting the paucity of true expository preaching and defined what constitutes authentic expository preaching. "Expository preaching is the communication of a biblical concept, derived from and transmitted through a historical, grammatical and literary study of a passage in its context which the Holy Spirit first applies to the personality and experience of the preacher, then through him to his hearers" (20). Most of the book is devoted to developing Robinson's ten-step approach toward expository sermon development. The final chapters address the mechanics of sermon delivery.
Robinson declared that many so-called expository sermons are neither expository nor sermons. His thesis contends that authentic expository sermons must focus on presenting the "big idea" of a specific biblical passage. True expository sermons must draw their subjects from the main idea of the text itself. The preacher must state the big idea in terms of a subject and a complement. The main points of the sermon serve to develop and support that subject as limited by the complement. He insisted that preachers do not deliver sermons; they deliver messages from God as revealed in the Scriptures. The message must first be true to the text, accurately exegeted, interpreted in light of the modern culture, and delivered with passion and persuasiveness. The book is replete with examples, illustrations, and practical advise from a trusted sage.Read more ›
Robinson covers information such as:
1. Selecting and studying the Bible passage.
2. Determining the sermon's/lesson's purpose.
3. Outlining the sermon or lesson.
4. Making the sermon and lesson come alive for your listeners.
5. How to preach and teach so people will listen.
6. Preparing the introduction and conclusion.
7. Making powerful points or asking good questions to provoke thought.
Read the book and be encouraged to be better prepared for that next sermon or lesson!
It retains all the features which made it so valuable--a passion for God's Word, a love for the person in the pulpit and the people in the pew, a systematic approach to biblical preaching, an emphasis on relating truth to life, and a compelling writing style. It adds features which make it even more valuable--updated illustrations, expanded sections (especially helpful is the expanded chapter on narrative preaching), and suggested reading.
Not only is the book better, the times are worse. Biblical preaching that relates truth to life is more needful now than ever. Far too many pulpits are overreacting or "mis-reacting" to post-modernism and Generation X. Preachers mistakenly assume that the spirit of the age requires questioning, not answering. In truth, post-modern Gen Xers want answers--real answers for real people with real questions. "Biblical Preaching" shows us how to get the job done.
Reviewer: Dr. Bob Kellemen, author of "Soul Physicians: A Theology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction" and "Spiritual Friends: A Methodology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book for anyone wishing to make their preaching and teaching practical.Published 1 month ago by DotE
This book gives realistic and practical/Biblical ways for developing a sermon.Published 7 months ago by Music Lady
The book was an excellent read but on a note more correlative to the sender, the book was in great condition. Thank you!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer