Preaching God's Word

Preaching God's Word

Taught by J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays, Terry G. Carter

The Preaching God’s Word course assists preachers and homiletics students to develop and deliver biblically based expository sermons relevant for the twenty-first century.

Course Details

  • 16 Units (including final)

  • Self-paced

  • 7.5 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Preaching God’s Word

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Course Description

People in churches today are hungry for a word from God. Preachers need to prepare and deliver sound biblical sermons that connect with their audiences in a meaningful way. Whether you are a student new to preaching or a veteran looking to brush up your preaching skills, the Preaching God’s Word course is a valuable learning opportunity.

Good preaching begins with good exegesis. In Preaching God’s Word, professors Terry Carter, Scott Duvall, and Daniel Hays walk you through the steps of the “Interpretive Journey” from the biblical text to contemporary application.

Yet the science of solid biblical interpretation must also be married to the art of contemporary communication in order to bring the message home. Carter, Duvall, and Hays also show how to understand your audience, develop powerful applications, use illustrations well, and deliver sermons effectively. The concluding units discuss unique preaching challenges presented by various biblical genres, providing interpretive keys, things to avoid, and numerous examples.

By completing this course, you’ll gain

  • guidelines for studying Scripture passages carefully and deriving sound applications
  • a greater grasp of effective communication principles for delivering sermons
  • insight into understanding your audience, employing illustrations, and crafting strong sermons
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and personalized review sessions that include award-winning memory building tools

Meet Your Instructors

J. Scott Duvall

Ph.D. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

J. Scott Duvall is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He has coauthored several books, including Biblical Greek Exegesis: A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek; Grasping God’s Word; Preaching God's Word; and Journey into God’s Word.

J. Daniel Hays

Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

J. Daniel Hays is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, and he has coauthored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into God’s Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. He teaches adult Sunday school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the nation. 

Terry G. Carter

PhD, Southwesterrn Baptist Theological Seminary

Terry G. Carter is chair of the department of Christian ministries and holder of the W.O. Vaught Chair in the Pruet School of Christian Studies at Ouachita Baptist University. He teaches homiletics, pastoral ministry, Christian history, evangelism and church growth, missions, and survey of the Bible. He is author of The Journal and Selected Letters of William Carey.

Course Outline

  • Preaching a Biblical Sermon

  • Discovering Biblical Truth: The Interpretive Journey

  • Preaching the Meaning in Their Town

  • Exegeting the Audience

  • Communicating the Meaning in Our Town

  • Applying the Message

  • Illustrating Biblical Truth

  • Delivering a Biblical Sermon

  • Preaching Letters

  • Preaching the Gospel and Acts

  • Preaching Revelation

  • Preaching Old Testament Narrative

  • Preaching the Law

  • Preaching the Prophets

  • Preaching Psalms and Wisdom Literature

BibleMesh is now offering an integrated reading experience for our new book-based courses. As before, students will be guided through their reading with book excerpts embedded within the course. This allows for an improved reading experience within the course. Students will also be able to pop out the book reader into a full-screen, fully-featured web-based reading platform where they will be able to see the wider context of each excerpt and access the complete book.

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