Required for MDiv― 4 credits. Lab Fee Applies. Prerequisite– BIP501 Biblical Interpretation: Hermeneutics
There are many significant reasons to choose to employ expository
preaching. Teaching the Bible verse by verse– whether through a chapter, several chapters, or book of the Bible brings incredible and practical insights to your congregation. This course primarily breaks down in detail the foundational principals and steps of the preparation, organization, and delivery of such twenty-first-century expository preaching. And because biblical texts serve as starting points to inspire and motivate, discovering where to focus is among the important keys addressed comprehensively in the textbook. This course is rigorous, but provisions are included to help you score excellent marks. Since the textbook does a good job of standing alone, just one hermeneutical or exegetical prerequisite is required. The course additionally explores practical and wise strategies for any ministry speaker- whether novice or seasoned.
Textbook: Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon, Bryan Chapell, 2018 edition, 421 pages, paperback.
Textbook may be available at local seminaries for checkout to those who purchase library cards (contact a local seminary for details).
Biblical Interpretation and Preaching
Dr. Bryan Chapell is the Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church, Founder of the radio-ministry Unlimited Grace, and President Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary. Author, conference speaker and faculty member of Knox Theological Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and adjunct preaching professor at numerous others. BA Journalism, Northwestern University; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; PhD speech communication, Southern Illinois University.
• Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon, 2018