In Christ-Centered Sermons, highly regarded preacher and teacher Bryan Chapell shows readers how he has prepared expository sermons according to the principles he developed in his bestselling Christ-Centered Preaching.
This companion volume provides concrete examples of how a redemptive approach to Scripture is fleshed out in various types of sermons and various genres of the Bible. The example sermons not only demonstrate different approaches but also are analyzed for pedagogical purposes, helping readers move from theory to practice.
In essence, the book allows students and preachers to look over Chapell’s shoulder as he prepares these messages, and to learn how to construct their own expository sermons.
“Bryan Chapell’s Christ-Centered Sermons is an important contribution to the field of homiletics. In it Chapell applies the biblical theology of Christ-Centered Preaching in helpful and well-explained examples that underscore the author’s own skill and insight.” – Scott M. Gibson, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
“With skill and imagination Bryan Chapell teaches us to preach what we practice. He unpacks principles from his classic Christ-Centered Preaching in a dazzling range of his own sermons in which we can read his helpful commentary. Rarely does a homiletician open up his mind and heart so generously. Preachers are in his debt. Again.” – Michael Quicke, Northern Seminary
“What a privilege it is for the reader of this volume to have access to the blueprints of a premier architect of expository preaching. In Christ-Centered Preaching Bryan Chapell provided principles; he said what he saw. In Christ-Centered Sermons Chapell provides examples of sermons that bring his principles to life; we can see what he said. This book is for those interested in being biblically grounded in their preparation while remaining fresh and creative in their presentation.” – Robert Smith Jr., Beeson Divinity School
“It is no easy task to preach sermons that exposit a biblical text faithfully, rightly connect it to Christ, and address hearers’ deep needs for God’s radical grace, all while communicating clearly and vividly. A good beginning is to grasp key principles and practices to be applied in crafting such rich and relevant messages. But watching a gifted preacher in action turns sound theory into transformative coaching. This is what Bryan Chapell’s Christ-Centered Sermons offers to his fellow preachers. This collection is the next best thing to sitting across from Dr. Chapell in his pastoral study and hearing him talk through his process for composing sermons.” – Dennis E. Johnson, Westminster Seminary California
Bryan Chapell (PhD, Southern Illinois University) is senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois, as well as president emeritus and distinguished professor of preaching at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a widely traveled speaker and the author of numerous books, including the bestseller Christ-Centered Preaching, Christ-Centered Worship, and Holiness by Grace.
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