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Mobile Ed: CM104 Introducing Biblical Preaching: Preaching with Depth (6 hour course)

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Building on the foundation of Invitation to Preaching I: Theological, Historical, and Pragmatic Reasons for Preaching (CM102) and Invitation to Preaching II: Preaching Biblical Sermons (CM103), Deep Preaching (CM104) is the next logical course to take the preacher’s sermons to the next—deeper—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 tap into the Holy Spirit’s power and for illumination to occur. In conjunction with the Spirit’s work, the preacher’s responsibility to look deeply into Scripture and into his listeners is also discussed, along with practical suggestions for doing so. The end goal is to equip the preacher to preach powerful, Spirit-filled sermons that actually change lives.


For more from Edwards, see the Kent Edwards Preaching Bundle.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Identify and explain the apostolic secret of preaching
  • Discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in sermon preparation and delivery
  • Utilize the tools of meditation, prayer, and fasting in order to maintain a humble, God-dependent heart when preparing to preach
  • Look deeply into a biblical text by examining it from five different perspectives
  • Look deeply into your listeners by understanding their specific needs and then contextualizing and applying your sermons to speak directly to them
  • Practice the disciplines of a deep preacher

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit: 1The Challenge of Deep Preaching

  • Why Is Our Preaching Not Effective Today Like in the Book of Acts?
  • Basic Exegetical and Hermeneutical Tasks for Preaching

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: Illumination
  • We Need the Holy Spirit—Part Two: Engaging the Holy Spirit

Unit 3: The Tools of Our Trade

  • The Tool of Meditation: Definition and Exploration
  • The Tool of Meditation: Scriptural Exhortations to Meditate
  • The Tool of Prayer: Short or Long Prayers?
  • The Tool of Prayer: Devoted to Prayer
  • The Tool of Prayer: A Partner to Meditation
  • The Tool of Fasting: Commended but Not Commanded in the New Testament
  • The Tool of Fasting: What Fasting Is and What It’s Not
  • The Tool of Fasting: Possible Reasons We Do Not Fast
  • The Heart of the Deep Preacher: Character and Competency
  • The Heart of the Deep Preacher: Mutual Love Is at the Core

Unit 4: Looking Deeply into Scripture: Five Perspectives

  • Looking Backwards
  • Looking Backwards: Genesis 1–3
  • Metaphoring the Idea of a Passage
  • Looking Upward: 2 Samuel 6
  • Looking Upward: John 8
  • Looking Inward: Drawing Closer to God and More Authentic Preaching
  • Looking Inward: Develop Compassionate Preaching
  • Looking Outward: The Goal of Preaching Is Transformation
  • Looking Outward: Setting Differentiates Preaching and Teaching
  • Looking Forward

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 Circumstances
  • Getting to Know Our Listeners

Unit 6: The Disciplines of the Deep Preacher

  • Life Disciplines
  • Preaching Disciplines


  • The High Privilege of Access

Product Details

  • Title: CM104 Introducing Biblical Preaching: Preaching with Depth
  • Instructor: J. Kent Edwards
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 6
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About the Instructor

Dr. J. Kent Edwards (MDiv, DMin, PhD) 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. 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 speaker, the founder of The Journal of Christian Ministry, and the author of the award-winning books Effective First-Person Biblical Preaching and Deep Preaching.


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This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



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