John MacArthur and other distinguished teachers of preachers respond to the apostle’s mandate in this comprehensive treatment of expository preaching. Dr. MacArthur’s well-known passion for the Scriptures is combined with the vision and expertise of other faculty members at The Master’s Seminary to produce a definitive statement on how to unfold the meaning of God’s Word effectively to today’s congregation.
“Context is the most important hermeneutical principle” (Page 179)
“We must never study a passage to find a sermon. We must study a passage to see completely the truth the Lord is teaching in it, and prepare the sermon out of the overflow of that comprehensive grasp and personal application of the passage.” (Page 71)
“Bauer, Arndt, and Gingrich’s A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature” (Page 181)
“relate each passage to the overall context of the book” (Page 179)
“To live a life of faith is to live a life free of frustration, free from a compulsion to force things to happen or to manipulate people. It is to live in a state of relaxed desperation. The man of God is desperate, because of the tremendous weight of responsibility his ministry entails, yet he is relaxed because of his confidence in the sovereignty of God.” (Page 71)