God says that all Scripture is “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” But preaching from, teaching through, and even studying weighty books such as Leviticus or 1 Chronicles can discourage both disciples and expositors. How can modern Christians be true to each book’s message and still make relevant application to their own lives?
This book suggests strategies for understanding and preaching every book of the Old Testament. Following the method for biblical theology outlined in his introduction, it bases each study firmly on the actual text rather than on imposed theological categories. Pastors will discover how to preach a sermon covering an entire Old Testament book or how to develop a series of sermons proclaiming that book’s themes. Also included are charts presenting data for each Old Testament book, as well as sample sermons on books and themes. Each chapter concludes with guidelines for applying its content to modern situations, making this book valuable for pastors, teachers, and students.
In the Logos edition, all Scripture passages in The Theological Messages of the Old Testament are tagged, appear on mouseover, and link to your favorite Bible translation in your library. With Logos’ advanced features, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, everything said about a particular passage of Scripture.
Robert D. Bell is the chair of the Division of Graduate Studies and the coordinator of curriculum and faculty development at Bob Jones University Seminary and Graduate School of Religion.