Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. Second Edition. Baker, pages. $ “Three points. When we speak of Christ-centered preaching, it is hard not to think and speak of Bryan Chapell, the President Emeritus of Covenant Seminary. Chapell, Bryan. Christ-centered preaching: redeeming the expository sermon / Bryan Chapell.—2nd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The questions and exercises at the end of each chapter are very useful in clarifying the material that precedes them.
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Those committed to proclaiming God’s Word will find Chapell’s volume accessible, resourceful, and useful. Hogan, former professor emeritus of preaching, Reformed Theological Seminary “The strong technical and philosophical underpinnings behind Christ-Centered Preaching are wonderfully illumined by its high degree of readability. Chapell covers a variety of aspects of expository preaching but focuses on the preparation of such sermons, leading the reader through the process from exegesis to outlining, to delivery.
Buy the book and harvest the insight that springs from the fertile soil of a committed preacher who delights chwpell bringing the truths of Scripture to students, the church, and the world.
The author is obviously well acquainted with the substantial literature on the subject of preaching and effectively uses that knowledge to support ministry centered in the person and work of Jesus Christ. I would expect this book to establish itself as a reliable guide noted for good Christian sense. In addition, they powerfully illustrate the method Chapell prescribes for sermonizing by requiring a thoughtful rethinking of the matter and by making the content of each chapter concrete.
Rather than frustrating, the ‘precept upon precept, line upon line’ approach motivates, challenges, and creates a high level of anticipation. Preachers will be stretched, challenged, and shown how to preach the Word more faithfully and effectively.
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Christ-Centered Preaching will make a difference to generations of seminary students and to generations of Christians who will hear them preach. Praise God for a preaching textbook so full of grace. I hope it will be used to train those who fill the church’s pulpits for many years to come.
The real contribution of Christ-Centered Preaching, however, is revealed in its title. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts. I especially like the bryah and applicatory concern that shine through it all. Want to Read saving….
As with most second editions it seeks to clarify and supplement the previous bryn. I share with him the belief that contemporary congregations are open to expository preaching models provided they are done well and with an emphasis on practical application.
The nature of the content included, the form and structure in which it is presented, the clear and concise illustrative material, the practical application of the principles delineated, and the consistent focus on the subject without digression namely, Christ-centered chirst-centered all combine to make this a most helpful work. I have benefited hugely from the book.
Christ-Centered Preaching, 2nd Edition | Baker Publishing Group
Then too, here is a book that seeks to help preachers preach Christ-centered messages. He has organized his material well, beginning with principles of preaching–on the basis of which he shows how to prepare a sermon–and concluding with a heavy emphasis on making sermons Christ-centered. Clear, concise, and relevant, this is a book that will revitalize what happens in the pulpit. Chapell’s book is too vast to master; but to miss considering it is preafhing willfully ignoring the Pacific while claiming to be an oceanographer.
Preaching that conforms to the pattern set here will certainly be edifying, and the techniques proposed could sustain over many years an expository ministry that would not at any stage be found wearisome. I plan to use this book in my exegetical models course. Any seminarian or preacher, however long in the ministry, chapelll profit from what is found in these pages. This innovative discussion of the authority and redemptive power of the Scriptures when exposed uses all the insights gleaned from contemporary studies in communications dynamics.
Every preacher is to regard himself as preahcing original exhibitor and enforcer of the terms of human salvation; a channel of gracious speech, markedly different from every other. In other words, an excellent text for those preparing for the ministry and a great refresher for those already in ministry.
My own philosophy of preaching is that when the congregants leave the sanctuary, they should be focused on Christ and not on themselves. I believe this book will prove its worth by cutting across theological and denominational lines.
Warren, Bibliotheca Sacra “This is the second edition of a previously well-received ‘how-to’ christ-centersd on preaching. Preaching without application may serve the mind, but preaching with application results in service to Christ.
We must always remember that popular acclaim is not necessarily the same as spiritual effectiveness. Whatever their ecclesiastical leaning or spiritual persuasion, preachers will better communicate it having implemented the suggestions of this book. Prdaching, founder and chairman, Ligonier Ministries “Christ-Centered Preaching is a thoughtful, balanced, and helpful guide to what expository preaching in the Reformed tradition has been, can be, and needs to be again.