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Power in the Pulpit, Revised Edition: How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons

, 2017
ISBN: 9780802415578

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It's still used in Bible schools and seminaries today, and it shows no signs of slowing down: Power in the Pulpit is an ideal introduction to preaching. Dr. Jerry Vines and Dr. Jim Shaddix have achieved a balanced approach to sermon preparation in Power in the Pulpit. This primer combines the perspective of a pastor of forty years with that of someone who devotes daily time to training pastors in the context of theological education. It offers practical preaching instruction from a tradition that sees biblical exposition as a paramount and frequent event in the life of the local church. Power in the Pulpit is the combined work of Dr. Vines's two earlier publications on preaching: A Practical Guide to Sermon Preparation (Moody Publishers, 1985) and A Guide to Effective Sermon Delivery (Moody Publishers, 1986). Dr. Shaddix carefully organized and supplemented the material to offer this useful resource that closes the gap between classroom theory and what a pastor actually experiences in his weekly sermon preparation.

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“Central idea of the text (CIT) n. A fifteen—to eighteen-word past-tense statement interpreting what the text meant then.” (Page 172)

“proposition n. A fifteen—to eighteen-word present—or future-tense application of the CIT to the contemporary context.” (Page 184)

“purpose n. A brief statement of what the preacher desires by way of response from his primary audience.” (Page 188)

“What information in this text won’t my audience immediately understand?” (Page 219)

“Laying open the Holy Spirit’s intended meaning in the biblical text has an incredibly important purpose. Expository preaching was never intended to be a general dispensation of information void of any consideration of those to whom it is given. Preaching is directed intentionally at a given contemporary audience for the purpose of life change. Distinguishing preaching from a mere lecture, Lloyd-Jones says a lecture ‘lacks, and should lack, the element of attack, the concern to do something to the listener, which is a vital element in preaching.’23 Preaching is an all-out assault on the depraved nature of human beings for the purpose of transforming them into Christlikeness.” (Page 38)

  • Title: Power in the Pulpit: How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons (Revised Edition)
  • Authors: Jim Shaddix, Jerry Vines
  • Edition: Revised Edition
  • Publisher: Moody
  • Print Publication Date: 2017
  • Logos Release Date: 2020
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Subject: Textbooks
  • ISBNs: 9780802415578, 0802415571
  • Resource ID: LLS:WS_08806D9B0A584E37B2B9B7926525D2A8
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T04:00:50Z


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