Integrating Exegesis and Exposition introduces biblical study (exegesis) and the communication of the Bible in preaching and teaching (exposition). Communicators will learn to incorporate the process of Bible study into their presentation of the message. Learners in turn will discover how to understand the portion of Scripture being taught, and develop their own skills in Bible study. Christopher Cone states that the study, practice, and communication of the Bible are interconnected. The relationship between these three suggests that communicators of the Bible ought to take a more holistic and integrated approach to handling the Bible—an approach that is modeled in the Bible itself.
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“Every believer is responsible for every bit of Scripture, and every believer is responsible to teach other believers” (Page 6)
“Second, summarize principles (universal truths applicable to all), primary application (intended response of the initial audience), and secondary application (intended response of you and I).” (Page 116)
“from beginning to end, the transformative learning process is centered on God’s word, exclusively and comprehensively” (Page 5)
“Believers teach one another. Exegesis is not the exclusive property of the pastor, and neither is exposition” (Pages 5–6)
From the example of Jesus himself as well as the writers of the Scriptures, authentic teaching of God’s Word simultaneously targets the heart and the mind of the hearer. Dr. Cone’s book is a needed reminder to those who stand behind the pulpit or lectern, and an encouragement to the ones sitting in the pew that the teaching of the Word is the great privilege and command to all believers. For the believer, this book can be of great value in developing skills to be an able communicator of God’s Word.
—Paul Benware, professor, Arizona Christian University
In this book, Cone provides a well-conceived, highly organized path by which Bible students, Bible teachers, and pastors may improve their ability to effectively communicate God’s word, no matter their level of experience or understanding. There is something here for everyone.
—Patrick Belvill, president, Tyndale Theological Seminary
There are books on exegesis. And there are books on exposition. But rarely do you see a book that puts the two together. Dr. Cone has done just that with both insight and comprehensiveness. Best of all, he illustrates each principle with case studies to show the learner exactly how to practice his principles. His work is a valuable tool for anyone who wants to bring the timeless truths out of God’s Word to a generation crying out for some meaning and direction in a world that seems to be spinning out of control.
—Dave Anderson, president, Grace School of Theology
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