In Excellent Preaching, Craig Bartholomew explains how to preach so that the powerful message of the Bible penetrates the daily lives of your congregation. While we need to be intimately acquainted with Scripture, we also need to understand the context in which we preach. But good contextualization is hard work.
Imagine the contextualization of your sermons in relation to a series of concentric circles:
This bundle includes 15 carefully selected resources to help you bridge the gap between Scripture and culture. With Excellent Preaching as the centerpiece, each resource fits into a specific area to help you with your sermon prep.
Understand the needs, ideas, and reflections of your congregation.
Identify the cultural milieu of modern secular society.
Globalize your perspective to reach across borders.
Gain a historical understanding of the church’s mission.
Recognize your place in the ongoing biblical story.