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Overview

Gain expert insight and in-depth resources for preaching the Word and pointing to Jesus in all of Scripture. This collection from Crossway combines the talents of top preachers—including Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Edmund Clowney, and Tim Keller—to help preachers new and experienced communicate the Bible in an effective, gospel-centered way, emphasizing Christ as the theme of all Scripture. These three works demonstrate a variety of styles and core homiletic principles, with models and practical advice. From Lloyd-Jones’ sermons on Acts 1–8 and collected sermons from numerous preachers in Heralds of the King, to Clowney’s expositional text, Preaching Christ in All of Scripture, these volumes equip you to refresh and refocus your preaching. Please note: this commentary is three volumes but will download to your software as six digital resources.

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Key Features

  • Contains expert insights into Christ-centered preaching
  • Includes Edmund Clowney’s Preaching Christ in All of Scripture
  • Provides example sermons from top preachers

Product Details

Individual Titles

Acts: Chapters 1–8 (3 vols.)

  • Author: Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 1,728

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The book of Acts records some of the most important events in the New Testament: the birth of the church, the coming of the Holy Spirit, bold preaching, and dramatic missionary journeys. In addition to providing incredible insights into the growth of the apostolic church, Acts also encourages and challenges Christians today, spurring readers on to wholehearted devotion to Christ. In this newly revised, three-volume collection of sermons, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains the message of the first eight chapters of Acts with clear language and pastoral warmth. From Peter’s bold preaching to the dramatic stoning of Stephen, Lloyd-Jones points readers back to the foundational figures and key events of the Christian faith, emphasizing the basic truths undergirding genuine belief. Please note: this commentary is three volumes but will download to your software as six digital resources.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world.

Heralds of the King: Christ-Centered Sermons in the Tradition of Edmund P. Clowney

  • Editor: Dennis E. Johnson
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 224

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Eleven preachers with different gifts, backgrounds, and personal emphases show how they proclaim Christ from all the Scripture in a variety of contexts.

Edmund P. Clowney (1917–2005), the late president and professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, was a trailblazer of Christ-centered, redemptive-historical preaching. Through his classroom instruction, his publications, and his example as a preacher, he ignited in many seminary students and pastors a passion to preach Christ from all the Scriptures as the fulfillment and climax of God’s plan of redemption.

This collection of sermons is intended to illustrate how various preachers with different gifts, backgrounds, and personal emphases are working out in practice the homiletic principles they learned from Dr. Clowney. The volume, which includes sermons and introductory comments by editor Dennis Johnson, Tim Keller, Joseph “Skip” Ryan, and eight other contributors, enables readers to carry away both models and practical advice for preparing sermons that proclaim Christ across a broad spectrum of congregations and people groups.

No effort is more dear to my heart than Christ-centered preaching—and no person has been more valiant in the cause than Edmund Clowney. This collection of sermons reflecting his principles includes messages I have my students read, and it will be a sure blessing to many more.

Bryan Chapell, president emeritus, Covenant Theological Seminary

Our churches desperately need Christ-centered preaching today. But how do we preach in a way that exalts Christ? How can we preach Christ and still give sermons that speak to the hearts of those who hear us? What a wonderful gift, therefore, to read sermons from gifted and experienced pastors where Christ is proclaimed. Often we learn most effectively by watching experts at work. The passion of Edmund P. Clowney lives on in the sermons of his students, and what a joy it would bring him to see Christ glorified by a new generation of preachers.

Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

I can think of no list of contributors who could better honor the work and legacy of Edmund Clowney than those who have been brought together in this volume. Their skills at understanding and interpreting the presence of the grace of Christ in all of the Scripture serve as both model and encouragement to all whose calling and task it is to open God’s Word to God’s people.

—Robert M. Norris, pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland

Edmund Clowney made a significant impact on the revival of biblical theology in preaching that cannot be assessed from his writings alone. Here we are given an insight into this impact on a number of his students who pay tribute to his spiritual and practical influence. It is a rare treat for all of us who value Christ-centered preaching. This collection of sermons, each prefaced with a statement of the preacher’s own estimate of Clowney’s influence as a teacher, provides us with clear hands-on evidence for the richness of preaching that is informed by Clowney’s perspective on biblical theology. This is a volume that will encourage and inform those who desire to preach Christ from the whole Bible.

Graeme Goldsworthy, former lecturer in Old Testament, biblical theology, and hermeneutics, Moore Theological College

Dennis E. Johnson (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of practical theology at Westminster Seminary California and associate pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church.

Preaching Christ in All of Scripture

  • Author: Edmund P. Clowney
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 192

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Voicing one theme for the entire Bible and structuring all sermons around that idea may seem to be an impossible challenge. For veteran pastor and preaching professor Edmund Clowney it will not do to preach a text from either the Old or New Testaments without fully preaching its ultimate and primary focus: the person and work of Jesus Christ. He writes, “To see the text in relation to Christ is to see it in its larger context, the context of God’s purpose in revelation.”

Clowney’s rationale for emphasizing Christ’s presence in the Old Testament rests on the purpose of the Hebrew Scripture. The Old Testament follows God’s one great plan for human history and redemption, and the plan is not only from him but centers on him: his presence in his incarnate Son. The witness of the Scriptures to Christ is the reason they were written, so it is appropriate to emphasize this element in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament.

By offering numerous full-length examples of his own sermons that emphasize Christ as the principle theme of Scripture, Clowney illustrates for those who will never have the privilege of being his students how they can craft sermons which present Christ as the primary consideration of the text. He also offers specific instructions on preparing such a sermon. He discusses the personal habits of prayer and Bible study that prepare pastors to seek out Christ’s presence.

Clowney emphasizes the importance of including a specific application in every sermon so that Christ is presented both in what he says and does to reveal himself in the biblical text and in what he says and does to direct Christians’ lives today.

Students preparing for the pastorate, pastors desiring to increase their emphasis on Christ in their sermons, and those seeking Christ’s presence in all of Scripture will find a help in Clowney’s writings.

Edmund Clowney is this generation’s patriarch of redemptive-historical preaching. For decades he was the voice crying in the wilderness to encourage evangelical preachers to make Christ the focus of all their messages, since he is the aim of all the Scriptures. Now, many others have joined Clowney’s gospel chorus, but none with greater mastery than he of the harmonies that weave the symphony of grace throughout the Bible. As Clowney shares with us the jewels of his research, message, and heart, we discern ever more clearly how to make the Pearl of Great Price shine through all the treasures of Scripture.

Bryan Chapell, president emeritus, Covenant Theological Seminary

Edmund Clowney has given a wonderful gift to the church in general and to preachers in particular. Preaching Christ in All of Scripture is the kind of book that isn’t just about preaching. It’s about Christ and the call on all believers to see him and his glory in all of God’s Word. Preachers can rejoice and profit from the practical and profound teaching, and all believers can rejoice in the awesome reality of Jesus as Lord.

Stephen W. Brown, professor of preaching, Reformed Theological Seminary

Here is instruction from a master Bible teacher on how to preach God-honoring, Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered sermons. Edmund Clowney’s classes at Westminster Seminary transformed my understanding of how the whole Bible fits together, and I expect this book will do the same for all who read it.

Wayne Grudem, research professor of theology and biblical studies, Phoenix Seminary

Ed Clowney taught me how to preach the gospel to postmodern people. To anyone who wants to learn how to do so as well, these sermons are priceless.

Timothy Keller, senior pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City

Edmund P. Clowney was professor emeritus of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he served for over 30 years, 16 of those as president. He authored several books, including The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament.