Engaging Exposition

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-01
  • Publisher: B&H Academic

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In the homiletics field, a text has been needed that blends hermeneutics, sermon development, and sermon delivery.Engaging Expositionfills that gap with what its experienced authors call a "3-D approach" to preaching. Bill Curtis writes about theDiscoveryprocesshow to equip the student to discover the meaning of a biblical text by using sound principles of interpretation, and to move from biblical analysis to biblical interpretation. Danny Akin addresses theDevelopmentprocesshow to equip the student to develop expository sermons based upon results of the interpretive process, and to move from the Main Idea of the Text (MIT) to the completed sermon. Stephen Rummage explains theDeliveryprocesshow to equip students to deliver expository messages using the completed sermon, and to move from an understanding of speech communication principles to persuasive delivery.

Author Biography

Daniel L. Akin is president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Bill Curtis is pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Darlington, South Carolina. Stephen Rummage is senior pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
p. 7
A Journey of Discoveryp. 9
The Origins of Biblical Hermeneuticsp. 15
The Author's Intended Meaning in a Textp. 25
Basic Principles of Hermeneuticsp. 37
Discovering the Author's Method of Communication-Prosep. 56
Discovering the Author's Method of Communication-Poetryp. 66
Developing a Genre-Specific Outlinep. 74
The Significance of Contextp. 91
Discovering the Author's Language Clues in a Textp. 101
Identifying the Main Idea of the Textp. 114
p. 123
Developing the Main Ideas of the Text and Messagep. 125
The Work of Exposition: Structuring the Messagep. 140
The Word of Exposition: Developing the Messagep. 150
Illustrations: Helping Your People See Bible Truth in Actionp. 160
Application: How Does It Work?p. 170
The Introduction: How to Begin Wellp. 186
The Conclusion: How to Land the Plane Safelyp. 197
Giving an Invitation: Soul Winning from the Pulpitp. 207
Preaching on Special Occasionsp. 221
20 Common Questions and Answers in Developing Biblical Messagesp. 235
p. 247
What's the Big Deal about Delivery?p. 249
How We Produced Speechp. 259
Speaking with Your Best Voicep. 269
Preaching with Your Entire Bodyp. 281
Making a Lasting Impressionp. 290
Your Delivery Systemp. 299
Style Can Make a Differencep. 310
Preaching to the People in Front of Youp. 320
Preaching with Visual Appealp. 329
The Preacher's Personal Life and Public Behaviorp. 339
Conclusionp. 351
Name Indexp. 353
Subject Indexp. 355
Scripture Indexp. 357
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