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Get better equipped to preach biblical sermons with this 4-course bundle by J. Kent Edwards. Understand the importance of preaching biblical sermons. Learn relevant steps of preparing a sermon including how to move from exegesis to exposition. Recognize important aspects of sermon presentation and delivery. Appreciate the role of the Holy Spirit, prayer, and meditation in sermon preparation. Learn how to appreciate the narrative sections of Scripture and make the stories of the Bible relevant to your congregation.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Summarize the theological, historical, pragmatic, and personal reasons for preaching
  • Discuss the differences between topical preaching and preaching through the Bible
  • Define and explain a “big idea” and discuss the importance of preaching with one
  • Describe the differences between the exegetical, homiletical, and preaching ideas
  • Describe each element of an outline for a sermon on an epistolary text
  • Summarize the importance of non-verbal communication in a sermon
  • Identify and explain the apostolic secret of preaching
  • Utilize the tools of meditation, prayer, and fasting in order to maintain a humble, God-dependent heart when preparing to preach
  • Look deeply into your listeners by understanding their specific needs and then contextualizing and applying your sermons to speak directly to them

Product Details

  • Title: J. Kent Edwards Preaching Bundle
  • Instructor: J. Kent Edwards
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014-2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 4
  • Video Hours: 26
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CM102 Invitation to Biblical Preaching I: Theological, Historical, and Pragmatic Reasons for Preaching

  • Instructor: J. Kent Edwards
  • Video Hours: 4

Preaching is one of the highest callings; it is also one of the most challenging. In this foundational course, Dr. J. Kent Edwards answers the question “Why preach?” He discusses what a biblical sermon looks like, what challenges you'll face, and what you can do to overcome them.


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: The Challenge of Preaching
  • Challenges to Biblical Preaching, Part 1
  • Challenges to Biblical Preaching, Part 2
Unit 2: Theological Reasons to Preach
  • God Exists and He Is Not Silent
  • Finding the “Fear of the Lord” and “Knowledge” with Proximity Searching
  • The Nature of God’s Word
  • The Value of God’s Word, Part 1
  • The Value of God’s Word, Part 2
  • Using Cross-References to Find Related Passages
  • The Power of God’s Word
  • Using the Clause Search to Find Where Scripture Was Fulfilled
  • The Examples in Scripture and a Command
Unit 3: Other Reasons to Preach
  • Historical Reasons to Preach
  • Using the Timeline to Find Historical Reasons to Preach
  • Pragmatic Reasons to Preach
  • Personal Reasons to Preach
  • Using the Bible Sense Lexicon to Find Biblical Predatory Animals
Unit 4: Marks of a Biblical Sermon
  • A Biblical Sermon Begins with Attitude
  • Researching the Antiochene and Alexandrian Hermeneutical Methods
  • The Role of the Human Authors
  • Using Wiki.Logos.com to Build Custom Collections
  • One Meaning, Many Applications
  • Introducing the Preaching the Word Commentary Series
  • True to the Bible in Content
  • Using Structural Outlines in Logos to Trace a Text’s Development
  • True to the Bible in Development and Purpose
  • True to the Bible in Form
  • Using Genre Coding to Identify the Genre of the Text
  • True to the Bible in Balance of Emphasis and Mood
Unit 5: What to Preach
  • Two Options for Preaching
  • Three Reasons for Preaching through Books
  • Four More Reasons for Preaching through Books

CM103 Invitation to Biblical Preaching II: Preaching Biblical Sermons

  • Instructor: J. Kent Edwards
  • Video Hours: 8

After looking at the reasons for preaching in Invitation to Biblical Preaching I, Dr. J. Kent Edwards walks through the important aspects of sermon preparation. Edwards moves from exegesis to exposition, showing students how they can apply the original context of Scripture to the context of their congregations. He also covers important presentation and delivery aspects of preaching like word choices, intonation, and nonverbal signals. This course will give you the tools you need to prepare and deliver biblical sermons.


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: How to Create a Sermon
  • Overview: Kent’s Story
  • The Power of an Idea
  • Two Parts of Preaching
  • Gathering Tools for the Exegetical Task
  • The Anatomy of an Idea
  • Practicing a Big Idea
  • A Metaphor for Finding the Big Idea
  • Creating a Customized Layout for Sermon Preparation
  • Practicing on Your Own
  • Creating a Devotional Schedule and Recording Notes
  • The Ladder of Abstraction
  • Practicing the Ladder of Abstraction
  • More Practice: The Lazy in Proverbs 24
  • More Practice: The Gospel of Luke
  • More Practice: A Good Name in Proverbs 22
  • More Practice: Miscellaneous Proverbs
  • Analyzing the Structure of Hebrew Poetry
  • More Practice: Business in James
  • More Practice: A Fresh Look at John 3:16
  • Using the Timeline to See a Passage’s Historical Context
  • More Practice: God’s Care in Psalm 121
  • Finding Old Testament Quotations or Allusions in New Testament Passages
Unit 2: How to Preach a Sermon
  • The Approach of the Biblical Writers
  • An Example: Paul’s Communication
  • Researching New Testament Topics in Extrabiblical Literature
  • The Big Idea and Your Audience
  • Bringing Biblical Ideas to the 21st Century
  • Turning One Big Idea into Three Ideas
  • The Three Ideas in Deuteronomy 22:8
  • The Three Ideas in 1 Peter 1:3–6
  • Practice, Practice, Practice
Unit 3: The Role of the Holy Spirit
  • The Third Component of Preaching
  • The Explosive Growth of the Early Church
  • Finding Every Reference to the Holy Spirit in Acts
  • The Apostolic Secret to Preaching
  • Human Limitations
  • Exegesis and Illumination
  • Five “Closet” Questions
  • Finding Time for the “Closet”
Unit 4: The Homiletics of a Sermon
  • An Overview of the Rules
  • The Structure of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount
  • Making an Outline
  • Creating Sermon Outlines in Logos
  • Outlining an Epistle (Rom 5:1–5)
  • Transitions
  • Organizing Your Material: A-B-C-A
  • A: Restate the Point
  • B: Image the Truth
  • C: Deal with Objections
  • Imaging the Truth: Videos and Illustrations
  • Imaging the Truth: Metaphors
  • Metaphor Illustrated
  • Finding Metaphors
  • Conclusions
  • Introductions
  • Applications, Part 1
  • Applications, Part 2
  • Presentation and Delivery, Part 1
  • Presentation and Delivery, Part 2
  • Fanning the Flame
  • Creating Your Own Searchable Sermon Library

CM104 Introducing Biblical Preaching: Preaching with Depth

  • Instructor: J. Kent Edwards
  • Video Hours: 6

Dr. J. Kent Edwards helps take the preacher’s sermons to the next level. Stepping beyond the nuts and bolts of how to prepare and preach a sermon, this course focuses on what makes biblical preaching powerful—namely, the work of the Holy Spirit. The preacher must utilize the God-given tools of meditation, prayer, and fasting in order to fully rely on the Holy Spirit and for illumination to occur. The course also discusses the preacher’s responsibility to look deeply into Scripture and into his listeners, and includes practical suggestions for doing so. The end goal is to equip the preacher to preach powerful, Spirit-filled sermons that actually change lives.



  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: The Challenge of Deep Preaching

  • Why Is Our Preaching Not Affective Today Like in Acts 2?
  • An Overview of Preaching with Depth
  • Unit 1 Quiz

Unit 2: The Role of the Holy Spirit

  • The Apostolic Secret of Preaching
  • The Apostles Knew They Needed the Holy Spirit
  • We Need the Holy Spirit—Part One
  • We Need the Holy Spirit—Part Two
  • Unit 2 Quiz

Unit 3: The Tools of Our Trade

  • The Tool of Meditation—Part One
  • The Tool of Meditation—Part Two
  • The Tool of Prayer—Part One
  • The Tool of Prayer—Part Two
  • The Tool of Prayer—Part Three
  • The Tool of Fasting—Part One
  • The Tool of Fasting—Part Two
  • The Tool of Fasting—Part Three
  • The Heart of the Deep Preacher—Part One
  • The Heart of the Deep Preacher—Part Two
  • Unit 3 Quiz

Unit 4: Looking Deeply into Scripture: Five Perspectives

  • Looking Backwards
  • Looking Backwards: Genesis 1–2
  • Metaphoring the Idea of a Passage
  • Looking Upward: 2 Samuel 6
  • Looking Upward: John 8
  • Looking Inward—Part One
  • Looking Inward—Part Two
  • Looking Outward—Part One
  • Looking Outward—Part Two
  • Looking Forward
  • Unit 4 Quiz

Unit 5: Looking Deeply into Our Listeners

  • Allowing Our Listeners into Our Sermons
  • Peter’s Pentecost Sermon (Acts 2)
  • Peter in the Temple (Acts 3) and Stephen before the Sanhedrin (Acts 7)
  • Paul Contextualized Sermons (Acts 13, 14, and 17)
  • Understanding Our Listeners as a Group
  • Contextualization
  • Understanding Our Listeners Individually: Developmental Characteristics
  • Understanding Our Listeners Individually: Cultural Differences
  • Understanding Our Listeners Individually: Specific Needs
  • Getting to Know Our Listeners
  • Unit 5 Quiz

Unit 6: The Disciplines of the Deep Preacher

  • Life Disciplines
  • Preaching Disciplines
  • Unit 6 Quiz

CM210 Preaching Biblical Narrative

  • Instructor: J. Kent Edwards
  • Video Hours: 8

In this course Dr. J. Kent Edwards helps you make the stories of the Bible come alive for your congregation. Most of the Bible is comprised of narrative—of stories about God working in and through people. These stories can be confusing and can be a challenge to communicate to a congregation from the pulpit. This course begins by explaining why it’s important to preach through the biblical narratives. Dr. Edwards then provides guidance in understanding the individual stories by pointing to the big idea of the biblical story, and he walks you through the steps of crafting a narrative sermon.


  • Introduction
  • Why We Should Preach Biblical Narratives
  • Understanding Biblical Narratives
  • Exegeting Biblical Narratives
  • Preaching Biblical Narratives
  • Conclusion

About the Instructor

Dr. Kent Edwards’ ambition is to change people’s lives with the Word of God and equip others to do the same. Dr. Edwards is known for his passion for preaching, and brings over 30 years of Christian leadership experience, both as a senior pastor and a church planter. He is a popular conference and seminar speaker and regularly lectures nationally and internationally.

Dr. Edwards is the tenured professor of preaching and leadership at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University; the founding pastor of Oasis Community Church in Yorba Linda, California; and the founder and president of CrossTalk Global. He directed the Doctor of Ministry programs at Talbot School of Theology and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for 13 years while serving as executive board member of the Association for Doctor of Ministry Education, as well as founder and editor of The Journal of Christian Ministry. Dr. Edwards is past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, and the author of two award-winning books: Effective First-Person Biblical Preaching (Zondervan, 2005) and Deep Preaching (Broadman & Holman, 2009).

Dr. Edwards earned his Bachelor of Theology from Ambrose University, his MDiv from Tyndale Seminary, his DMin from Denver Seminary, and his PhD in intercultural education from Biola University. His DMin dissertation focused on communicating Old Testament narrative literature, while his PhD dissertation was on effective intercultural leadership.


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  1. Nathan Rice

    Nathan Rice


    I'm working through a couple of Dr. Edward's classes now and thoroughly appreciate his approach to teaching preaching. His presentations are rich with experience and wisdom, compelling in presentation, and highly applicable. As a senior pastor, I am working through these classes and using them to help me further develop as an effective communicator of God's Word.


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