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This comprehensive manual aids preachers in keeping the transformative meaning and impact of the biblical text intact through all hermeneutical and homiletical processes. While this approach applies to all sermon structures, the book focuses on the less familiar one-point expository message rather than the more common three-point sermon, or verse-by-verse approach.
Drawing upon the strengths of their backgrounds as homiletic and biblical studies professors, the authors help the reader identify which biblical texts fit the one-point expository sermon structure, explain how to develop the sermons, and provide sermon samples that illustrate the approach. The authors also explore the features of each major literary genre and how they help to shape the sermon.
Part 1: Understanding Impact Preaching
1. Impact Preaching
2. From Points to Movements
3. From Sermon Thesis to Transformative Points
Part 2: Developing High Impact Sermons
4. Old Testament Narrative Episodes
5. Narrative Episodes from the Prophets
8. Gospel Narrative Episodes
11: Apocalyptic Texts