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Invitation to Biblical Preaching: Proclaiming Truth with Clarity and Relevance

, 2007
ISBN: 9780825436666



Invitation to Biblical Preaching takes the reader step-by-step through the entire process of biblical preaching—from biblical study to planning to delivery. Both current pastors and those training for the pulpit will especially appreciate the book’s original content, profuse examples, and clear instruction. Two complete sermons (one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament) reinforce the text’s principles.

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Key Features

  • Includes a step-by-step guide to the process of preaching
  • Addresses the key theological and practical issues
  • Explores a synthesis of textual, topical, and expository preaching


    Part 1: “Look at What God Is Saying . . .”

    • Study the Passage
    • Outline the Flow
    • Move from History to Timeless Truth
    • Form the Take-Home Truth

    Part 2: “Look at What God Is Saying . . . to Us!”

    • Ask the Right Questions
    • Select Effective Answers
    • Sharpen the Take-Home Truth
    • Shape the Sermon (Part 1): Structural Patterns
    • Shape the Sermon (Part 2): Relevancy Patterns
    • Shape the Sermon (Part 3): Chiastic Passage
    • Create the Introduction (Part 1): Engage, Focus, and Set the Stage
    • Create the Introduction (Part 2): Preview the Hunks and Announce the Passage
    • Prepare the Conclusion and Title
    • Write for the Ear
    • Plan for Oral Clarity
    • Deliver with Freedom

Praise for the Print Edition

A practical guide to developing twenty-first century sermons that are biblically faithful, clear, and engaging. This is not ivory-tower theory; Invitation to Biblical Preaching offers down-to-earth insights and enough examples to spark dozens of great sermon ideas for any preacher!

—Michael Duduit, Editor, Preaching magazine

Provides succinct instruction and numerous concrete examples. . . . The chapter on oral clarity is worth its weight in gold. I heartily recommend this book for serious students who wish to handle God’s Word well.

—Kenneth E. Bickel, Professor of Pastoral Studies, Grace Theological Seminary

Filled with examples, appended with helpful samples, and written in the vernacular of the people, Invitation to Biblical Preaching will take its rightful place among the homiletics textbooks of our classrooms and in the stacks of refreshing readings for experienced pastors.

—G. Charles Sackett, Professor of Preaching, Lincoln Christian Seminary

Product Details

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Dr. Don Sunukjian holds a Ph.D. in Speech Communication (1973) from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Th.D. in Bible Exposition (1972) from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has served as a pastor, associate professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, and currently serves as professor at Talbot School of Theology (California).

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