How to Preach More Effectively

Study biblical preaching with Dr. Edwards

Dr. J. Kent Edwards is professor of preaching and leadership at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He’s also the founding pastor of Oasis Community Church in California, and the founder and president of CrossTalk Global. With over 30 years of Christian leadership experience, Dr. Edwards has incredible insights to share about biblical preaching. In his course, Invitation to Biblical Preaching, Edwards answers the question, “Why preach?” and discusses what a biblical sermon looks like, what challenges you’ll face, and what you can do to overcome them.

Get Invitation to Biblical Preaching now.

Prefer to learn through reading?

Dr. Edwards wrote Effective First Person Biblical Preaching to help you discover a creative way to reach people who tune out traditional sermons. A large portion of the Bible is narrative. This fact, coupled with our culture’s fascination with story (as evidenced by its ever-increasing consumption of television, movies, and DVDs), presents the preacher with a tremendous opportunity to communicate powerful, life-changing truth in a way that is biblically honoring and culturally relevant.

In first-person biblical preaching, the preacher enters into the story via one of the characters, bringing the biblical text to life in the imaginations of the congregation. After making a case for this type of sermon, Kent Edwards takes the reader step-by-step through the process of crafting a dynamic first-person sermon that is faithful to the text. Along the way, he gives numerous examples, answers practical questions, and identifies pitfalls to avoid. He addresses both the exegetical task and the homiletical task as they relate to this approach.

Get Dr. Edwards’ book, Effective First-Person Biblical Preaching for $29.99.

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