Would you like some real help on preaching? Then this volume is for you. It truly lives up to its subtitle, “simple teaching on simple preaching.”
Motyer, author of several helpful commentaries, has lived the life of an expositor. Every paragraph shows that to be true. You can almost feel him sitting in his study talking to you. What he says is worth hearing.
He says, “a sermon is like baking a cake.” You get your ingredients and go to the study as the oven. He is right. He gives proper perspective when he says, “The supreme kingship of The Lord Jesus Christ must ever be our most sensitive concern, and nothing must usurp His authority.” We let the Bible have its place in preaching to accomplish this key element.
He goes through the preaching process piece by piece. He explains how we study the key words and develop an exposition. Again, he highlights how we must stick to the Word. “The power of an expository ministry arises from bringing out what is there”, he rightfully proclaims.
From there he goes through examination, analysis, and finding your orientation. There is real practical help throughout. By that I mean, thoughtful pointers about how it is done. I especially enjoyed him expertly leading us through harvesting and presentation. His thoughts on making application and closing are balanced.
I have the privilege of owning and having read most of the well known volumes on preaching and this book is worthy of taking its place beside them to me. Five stars all the way!
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