Preaching Christ from Psalms

Preaching Christ from Psalms

Author: Greidanus

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802873668

Category: Bible

Page: 595

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In this final volume of his series on preaching Christ from the Old Testament, Sidney Greidanus offers expert guidance for busy pastors on preaching Christ from Psalms. Beginning with a general introduction on how pastors can interpret and preach from the biblical psalms -- and why they should -- Greidanus proceeds by discussing twenty-two psalms in the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A, supplying the building blocks necessary to preach from Psalms at Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, and other major days and seasons of the church year. In addition to laying out basic homiletical-theological approaches suitable for each selected psalm, these chapters also provide verse-by-verse exposition, bridges to Christ in the New Testament, and ideas for placing the psalmist's words into contemporary context.

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

Author: Sidney Greidanus

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467429283

Category: Religion

Page: 522

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Arguing for the need both to preach Christ in every sermon and to preach regularly from the Old Testament, Sidney Greidanus develops a christocentric method that will help preachers do both simultaneously. Greidanus challenges Old Testament scholars to broaden their focus and to understand the Old Testament not only in its own historical context but also in the context of the New Testament. Suggesting specific steps and providing concrete examples, this volume provides a practical guide for preaching Christ from the Old Testament.

Preaching Christ from Genesis

Preaching Christ from Genesis

Author: Sidney Greidanus

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802825865

Category: Religion

Page: 518

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Sidney Greidanus's previous two preaching books -- The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text andPreaching Christ from the Old Testament -- have received wide acclaim. Preaching Christ from Genesis offers more of Greidanus's solid, practical homiletical fare. Packed with unique features, Preaching Christ from Genesis uses the latest scholarly research to analyze twenty-three Genesis narratives presents the rhetorical structures and other literary features of each narrative discloses the message for Israel (theme) as well as the author's likely purpose (goal) explores various ways of preaching Christ from each narrative offers sermon exposition and commentary in oral style suggests relevant sermon forms, introductions, and applications Including helpful appendixes -- "Ten Steps from Text to Sermon," "An Expository Sermon Model," and three of the author's own Genesis sermons -- this volume will be an invaluable resource for preachers and Bible teachers.

Psalms for Preaching and Worship

Psalms for Preaching and Worship

Author: Roger E. Van Harn

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802863218

Category: Religion

Page: 506

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Psalms for Preaching and Worship a key addition to the critically acclaimed three-volume Lectionary Commentary / Despite the rich resources available for studying the Psalms, few are as focused on their place in worship and preaching as is this volume. The responsorial Psalms of the Revised Common Lectionary are here taken up in careful and often illuminating interpretation with attention also to their interaction with other lectionary texts. The many ways that psalms can function meaningfully in the liturgical life of congregations are explored especially in John Witvliet s concluding section. I know of no work that combines practice and substance better than this lectionary commentary. Patrick D. Miller / Princeton Theological Seminary / A fascinating book well organized, well written and edited, thorough, and informative. . . . An excellent resource not only for preachers using the Revised Common Lectionary but also for those wishing to preach a series of sermons on the Psalms. In addition, worship leaders and worship committees will appreciate the many excellent ideas for using the Psalms in worship. Highly recommended. Sidney Greidanus / author of Preaching Christ from the Old Testament and Preaching Christ from Genesis / Here is something even better than a simple completion of The Lectionary Commentary, which would be cause enough for gratitude. . . . Serious attention paid to this one book could go a long way toward remedying the scandalous neglect of the treasure of the Psalms in too much contemporary worship. Marguerite Shuster / Fuller Theological Seminary / Contributors: Nancy R. Bowen, William P. Brown, Walter Brueggemann, Richard J. Clifford, Nancy L. deClaiss-Walford, Jennifer S. Green, Karl N. Jacobson, Rolf A. Jacobson, Melody D. Knowles, Eunny P. Lee, Joel M. LeMon, James Limburg, J. Clinton McCann, James K. Mead, Carol A. Miles, Luke A. Powery, Stephen Breck Reid, Sandra L. Richter, Cynthia L. Rigby, Kathryn L. Roberts, Brent A. Strawn, Beth LaNeel Tanner, Roger E. Van Harn, Raymond C. Van Leeuwen, J. Ross Wagner, Gerald H. Wilson, John Witvliet, Christine Roy Yoder.

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

Author: Sidney Greidanus

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802844499

Category: Religion

Page: 373

View: 677

Arguing for the need both to preach Christ in every sermon and to preach regularly from the Old Testament, Sidney Greidanus develops a christocentric method that will help preachers do both simultaneously. Greidanus challenges Old Testament scholars to broaden their focus and to understand the Old Testament not only in its own historical context but also in the context of the New Testament. Suggesting specific steps and providing concrete examples, this volume provides a practical guide for preaching Christ from the Old Testament.

Preaching Christ from Leviticus

Preaching Christ from Leviticus

Author: Sidney Greidanus

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467461399

Category: Religion

Page: 443

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For pastors who take seriously the commitment to incorporate the entire Bible into their preaching, Sidney Greidanus’s books on preaching Christ from the major genres of the Old Testament have been a welcome gift. In his last such volume, Greidanus engages with the Old Testament genre of law and treats a book that is often seen as the most challenging of all: Leviticus. Preaching Christ from Leviticus reminds pastors and congregations that key christological themes—priesthood, sacrifice, atonement, holiness—first originated in Leviticus before they came to full flower in the New Testament with the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ and his call to holiness. Greidanus provides the basis for fully understanding these and other themes with an exacting analysis of Leviticus and then provides the foundations for ten sermons on Leviticus through topics such as the burnt offering, the ordained priesthood, the day of atonement, the sabbatical year, and the year of jubilee, as well as the commandments to be holy, to love your neighbor, and to love aliens and enemies.

Preaching Christ from Ecclesiastes

Preaching Christ from Ecclesiastes

Author: Sidney Greidanus

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467434393

Category: Religion

Page: 359

View: 151

As Sidney Greidanus points out, the biblical book of Ecclesiastes is especially relevant for our contemporary culture because it confronts such secular enticements as materialism, hedonism, cut-throat competition, and self-sufficiency. But how can preachers best convey the ancient Teacher's message to congregations today? A respected expert in both hermeneutics and homiletics, Greidanus does preachers a great service here by providing the foundations for a series of expository sermons on Ecclesiastes. He walks students and preachers through the steps from text to sermon for all of the book's fifteen major literary units, explores various ways to move from Ecclesiastes to Jesus Christ in the New Testament, and offers insightful expositions that help the preacher in sermon production but omit the theoretical and often impractical discussions in many commentaries.

The Psalms Were Made for Lent

The Psalms Were Made for Lent

Author: Robert G. McCreight

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788005657

Category: Religion

Page: 66

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The Psalms have long been recognized as a rich resource for individual spiritual enrichment and for magnificent corporate liturgical expression in the life of the church. "The Psalms Were Made For Lent" provides a collection of six sermons that translate some of the deep themes inherent in the Psalms into meaningful language for the average person sitting in the congregation. The book includes: - Six sermons based on the Psalms - Liturgical responses with each sermon (Call to Worship, Call to Confession, Prayer of Confession, Declaration of Pardon) - Three hymns based on the Psalms, which can be sung to well-known hymn tunes Altogether this resource invites the congregation to experience the Psalms in a new and meaningful way. "From the busy and demanding life of the parish minister, Bob McCreight has brought forth a valuable contribution for use in the church year, to lift the spirits of those at worship and, not so incidentally, to lighten the ever-present demand on local clergy for useful ways in which to celebrate the faith. I commend to all clergy his work on this part of our faith's teaching, learning, and celebrating ministry." John D. Burton, Interim Minister The First Presbyterian Church, Red Bank, New Jersey Robert C. McCreight has been active as a parish pastor for over two decades in a small, a middle-sized and a large congregation. Academic preparation at Muskingum College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the University of Detroit with a second master's degree in marriage and family counseling has cultivated a curiosity and a capability of engaging with the Christian gospel and helping to bring it into the daily lives of the people he serves. In addition Rev. McCreight completed a year of hospital chaplaincy in a large hospital in Denver and for the past thirteen years has been active in hospital chaplaincy. From 1982 until 1995 he was the pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Toledo, Ohio. He and his wife Marianne have two daughters.

Exalting Jesus in Psalms 101-150

Exalting Jesus in Psalms 101-150

Author: Tony Merida

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781535961110

Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 164

Exalting Jesus in Psalms, Volume 2, Psalms 101-150 is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this commentary series, to include 47 volumes when complete, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical, and friendly commentary. The authors of Exalting Jesus in Psalms, Volume 2, Psalms 101-150 are Daniel Akin, Johnny Hunt, and Tony Merida.

Psalms of Christ

Psalms of Christ

Author: Daniel H. Fletcher

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532650796

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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The book of Psalms is a treasure trove of teaching about Jesus Christ. While the church has traditionally recognized only about fifteen psalms as “messianic,” anticipating God’s promised Messiah, the issue is how Christians should understand the other 135 psalms of the Hebrew Psalter. Psalms of Christ applies the New Testament conviction that the whole book of Psalms speaks prophetically about Christ to select “non-messianic” psalms. Following the New Testament as the guide for how to read the Old in light of the gospel, Psalms of Christ proposes fresh readings of so-called non-messianic psalms by illustrating their christological character, and exploring how they testify to the gospel by evoking Jesus’s person, purpose, and passion.

The Messiah and the Psalms

The Messiah and the Psalms

Author: Richard P. Jr Belcher

Publisher: Mentor

ISBN: 1845500741

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 629

Many Christians today have only a very limited knowledge of the Psalms and are oblivious to the relevance and significance this portion of scripture has, both to the New Testament and to their lives in the 21st century. This book will help pastors, seminary students, lay leaders, and Christians in personal study, to understand how the Psalms relate to Christ so they will be better equipped to preach and teach the psalms. --from publisher description.

Exalting Jesus in Psalms 1-50

Exalting Jesus in Psalms 1-50

Author: J. Josh Smith

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805496918

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 374

Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ- centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition. Projected contributors to the series include notable authors such as Russell D. Moore, Al Mohler, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, Mark Dever, and others.