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