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Mobile Ed: CM152 Preparing and Delivering Christ-Centered Sermons II: Communicating a Theology of Grace (6 hour course)

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Preparing and Delivering Christ-Centered Sermons II: Communicating a Theology of Grace (CM152) builds on the theology of grace that runs throughout Scripture and is fulfilled in Jesus Christ. The course describes how to use this hermeneutic to preach redemptive messages that provide hope in Christ in a way moralizing messages cannot. It provides extensive explanation of how to incorporate that redemptive focus into sermon application.

Save by getting this course and part one with Mobile Ed: Bryan Chapell Preaching Bundle (2 courses).

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Explain the principles behind Christ-centered redemptive-historical preaching
  • Avoid the pitfalls of nonredemptive patterns of preaching
  • Implement grace-centered principles for application
  • Preach Christ-centered sermons from anywhere in the Bible

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Understanding the Redemptive Approach

  • Anselm’s Flowers and Justification
  • The Fallen Condition Focus
  • The Goal of Redemptive Preaching
  • The Progressive Revelation Principle
  • The Organic Principle
  • Discovering Old Testament Quotes and Allusions in the New Testament
  • The Redemptive Principle
  • The Implications of the Redemptive Perspective
  • The Necessity of Redemptive Interpretation
  • The Nature of Nonredemptive Preaching
  • The Deadly Be’s: Design for Nonredemptive Preaching
  • The Demerits of Nonredemptive Preaching
  • Consulting Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms

Unit 2: Developing Redemptive Messages

  • Review of Redemptive Principles for Christ-Centered Preaching
  • Distinctives of Christ-Centered Preaching
  • What Redemptive Preaching Actually Is
  • A Basic Process of Christ-Centered Preaching
  • Using Clause Search to Discover Divine Action in the Old Testament
  • Traditional Approaches Useful for Some Texts
  • Redemptive-Historical Approaches Useful for All Texts
  • Interpretive Options: Redemptive-Historical
  • Interpretive Options: Doctrinal Instruction and Literary Motif
  • Interpretive Options: Relational-Interaction
  • Redemptive “Lenses” to Use in Approaching All Texts

Unit 3: Preaching Christ-Centered Application

  • The Grace of God Affects the Application
  • The Highest Goal of Preaching
  • Themes: Grace despite Our Sin
  • Themes: Grace, Sin, and Holiness
  • Motivation: Compulsion and Conduct
  • Motivation: Our Conduct and God’s Acceptance
  • Motivation: Imperative and Indicative—Part 1
  • Tracking Imperative and Indicative Relationships in the New Testament
  • Motivation: Imperative and Indicative—Part 2
  • Motivation: Loving God
  • Motivation: Loving Everyone God Loves
  • Motivation: Self-Promotion or Self-Protection
  • Motivation: Slavish Fear
  • Motivation: Objective versus Subjective Guilt
  • Answering the “How” Question
  • Believing Change Is Possible
  • The “Why” Is the “How”: Love Is Power
  • The Power of the Disciplines
  • Christ-Centered Application: Conclusion

Unit 4: Preaching from the Biblical Genres

  • History and Biography: Locating the Event or Person in Redemptive History
  • History and Biography: Exposing Grace Principles
  • History and Biography: Example (2 Samuel 23:8–39)
  • Law
  • Poetry and Wisdom
  • Prophecy and Apocalyptic
  • Gospels
  • Epistles

Product Details

  • Title: CM152 Preparing and Delivering Christ-Centered Sermons II: Communicating a Theology of Grace
  • Instructor: Bryan Chapell
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 6
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About Bryan Chapell

Dr. Bryan Chapell is the senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois and president emeritus at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where he has served in leadership capacities since 1985. Dr. Chapell is an internationally renowned preacher, teacher, and speaker, and the author of many books, including Christ-Centered Worship, Each for the Other, Holiness by Grace, Praying Backwards, The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach, and Christ-Centered Preaching, a preaching textbook now in multiple editions and many languages that has established him as one of the nation’s foremost teachers of homiletics. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children.


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Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



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  1. Henrik Wågbrant-Bina
  2. Karen J Brocco-Kish
    I am new to preaching and wanted to be sure that all my sermons kept Christ in the center. This course taught me how to do this. It is just what I needed. Concepts are easy to grasp. This course is well worth it.
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