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. Chapell, Bryan. Christ-centered preaching: redeeming the expository sermon / Bryan Chapell.—2nd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.

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In conclusion, here is a book that should be read and reread by every preacher of the Word. Preaching without application may serve the mind, but preaching with application results in service to Christ.

I plan to use this book in my exegetical models course. Kooienga, Christian Renewal “A beneficial sourcebook of ideas for methods, structures, and resources for preaching Christ in expository sermons.

There is a great need for this book. Louis, will be extremely helpful to many preachers and students christ-centtered preaching. This complete guide to expository preaching teaches the basics of preparation, organization, and delivery–the trademarks of great preaching. We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.

Whatever their ecclesiastical leaning or spiritual persuasion, preachers will better communicate it having implemented the suggestions of this book. In other words, an excellent text for those preparing for the ministry and a great refresher for those already in ministry.


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Chapell’s approach is rooted in cheist-centered Reformation assumption that Jesus Christ is at the heart of all that is written in the Bible, a view that Jesus himself shared.

The author writes clearly and well.

The questions bryab exercises at the end of each chapter are very useful in clarifying the material that precedes them. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. You know we never used flattery, nor did chaapell put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness.

Christ-Centered Preaching is going to make a great difference in that direction. Want to Read saving…. For chriet-centered, the chapters on illustration and application are worth the price of the book. Then too, here is a book that seeks to help preachers preach Christ-centered christc-entered. Sproul, founder and chairman, Ligonier Ministries “Christ-Centered Preaching is a thoughtful, balanced, and helpful guide to what expository preaching in the Reformed tradition has been, can be, and needs to be again.

In addition the presentation of a ‘theology of Christ-centered preaching’ is excellent. Chapell leads the pack as both a homiltetician and preacher. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts.

Praise God for a preaching textbook so full of grace. I believe this book will do much good.

Throughout the book, one feels close to a godly man with a clear mind and a sensibly balanced approach. Christ is the message of preachers, and this book will enable preachers to lift him up in ways that will change lives. I am strongly supportive of Chapell’s main thesis. As with most second editions it seeks to clarify and supplement the previous edition.


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Refresh and try again. With the help of charts and creative learning exercises, Chapell shows how expository preaching can reveal the redemptive aims of Scripture and offers a comprehensive approach to the theory and practice of preaching. Thanks for telling us about the problem. That was fitting and the book deserves a place on the list of required reading for anyone interested in homiletics. This book is simply a ‘must’ for every student and pastor.

That has given Chapell a significant influence in the training of future preachers. I especially like the theology and applicatory concern that shine through it all. There is much that is not only suggestive but also helpful.

It is both clear and comprehensive. The nature of the content included, the form and structure in which it is presented, the clear and concise illustrative material, the brya application of the principles delineated, and the consistent focus on the subject without digression namely, Christ-centered preaching all combine to make this a most helpful work. My congregation will thank him.

That is the stuff of which good textbooks are made. As apostles of Christ we could have been a burden to you, but we were gentle among you, like a preqching caring for her little children.