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. Christ-Centered Preaching will make a difference to generations of seminary . The best book I have read is Bryan Chapell’s, Christ-Centered Preaching.

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Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon

Praise God for a preaching textbook so full of grace. Jun 04, Matt Pitts rated it really liked it Shelves: It combines emphasis on expository preaching within the reformed tradition, focusing, as the title suggests, on Fentered preaching; yet, the author offers some new and fresh thoughts in that area.

A distinct and valuable contribution to the homiletical scene. The Process of Explanation 6. It is consistently helpful and clear in this.

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His main concern is that those who hear walk away looking not to their own works but to the grace of God. He then offers several guidelines for interpreting the passage, such as: In fact, I plan to use this material when I teach expository preaching.

The modern approach to hermeneutics followed here by Chapell and many other Evangelicalswith its emphasis on science and historicity, has nevertheless aversely shaped Christians’ appreciation of the rich literary abilities of the text we call our Bible. WarrenBibliotheca Sacra. There is a great need for this book.


Published March 1st by Baker Academic first published March 1st Packer, professor emeritus of theology, Regent College “This is an outstanding book that will be of interest to anyone committed to biblical preaching. Bran share with him the belief that contemporary congregations are open to expository preaching models chxpell they are done well and with an emphasis on practical application.

Numerous appendixes address many practical issues. Oct 01, Mike the Paladin rated it liked it Shelves: Those chapters ought to be required reading for every pastor, not to mention every Navigator and Campus Crusade staff worker in America. That has given Chapell a significant influence in the training of future preachers.

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He goes into this in great detail and even brings up the idea that biblical characters should take a back seat to the example of Christ. Sep 04, Jeff Short rated it liked it Shelves: I hope it will be used to train those who fill the church’s pulpits for many years to come.

I picked it up expecting to hone my preaching techniques and found myself learning to read my entire Bible as a testimony to Prwaching redeeming work. I am eager for my students–and every serious preacher–to read this new edition and let its rich and comprehensive contribution bear lasting fruit in faithful preaching.


The second section, which gets into the nuts and bolts of how to prepare a sermon, was wonderfully helpful, ecntered oh so long! The author writes clearly and well.

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Methods of Presentation 6. He is a speaker in churches and conferences around the country, preaching and lecturing on topics including grace, marriage, and journalism.

It may be produced consciously or it may arise spontaneously from the depth of the unconscious, but either way it has nothing to do with the hard, material realities of the world around us.

Chapell’s online broadcast ministry, Living Christcontains additional resources in his areas of expertise. The explanation of exposition was good and there are great nuggets scattered throughout.

I plan to use this book in my exegetical models course. A must for every preacher who would handle Scripture in a proper manner. Similarly, Historian Mercia Eliade relates how by the second century A. Finally, the book concludes with a dozen appendices providing advice on everything from appropriate preaching attire to tips for context-specific sermons such as weddings or funerals.