Distinguished Old Testament scholar Walter Kaiser believes that the Old Testament is sorely neglected today in teaching and preaching—and that it’s even more neglected when it comes to setting forth the hope that Christians have for the future. Firmly believing that the Old Testament offers important insights into biblical eschatology and the Christian life, he provides guidance for preachers, teachers, and Bible students on expositing 15 key Old Testament eschatological passages. Each chapter focuses on a single biblical text. Kaiser introduces the topic, examines the issues, notes who has contributed to some of the solutions, and shows how this sets up the text to be exegeted and prepared for exposition.
Perfect for pastors, teachers, and laypeople seeking scriptural answers to contemporary issues, Preaching and Teaching the Last Things provides sound, biblical insight and scholarship. All Scripture passages in this volume link to your favorite Bible translation in your library. You can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, pastors, and theologians have to say.
What can we know about eschatology from Scripture, especially the Old Testament? Walter Kaiser’s Preaching and Teaching the Last Things shows us that we can know quite a lot. This is a helpful work for those who wonder how to preach or teach about the end with balance and clarity.
—Darrell L. Bock, senior research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
Walt Kaiser has offered a powerful and practical model for preaching and teaching the prophetic plan of God. His straightforward interpretation of the future provides strong support for a future, literal, earthly reign of the Messiah over the world from Jerusalem. Through the exposition of key prophetic texts, Kaiser shows the premillennial position to be both an Old and New Testament expectation.
—Mark L. Bailey, president and professor of Bible exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary
The book could easily be used as a supplement to a seminary preaching class. . . . Along with sermon helps and a teaching outline, each of the 15 or so passages chosen by Kaiser come with a brief six or seven page commentary. I found these comments interesting [and] extremely helpful. Bits of scholarly information pop up every now and then. . . . The time-strapped pastor or interested layman will find informed excursions such as these an added bonus.
—Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society
Walter C. Kaiser Jr. is emeritus president and distinguished professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He previously taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Wheaton College. Kaiser earned his AB from Wheaton College, BD from Wheaton Graduate School, and MA and PhD from Brandeis University. Active as a preacher, speaker, researcher, and writer, he is the author of more than 40 books, including The Majesty of God in the Old Testament: A Guide for Preaching and Teaching and Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching.