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

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Lexham Press 2017

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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.

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 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

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

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.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.