Preaching

by Timothy Keller     |     Book Summary


Author: Timothy Keller
Publisher: Penguin Books
Date: December 6, 2016
Pages: 309

Book Summary of Preaching by Timothy Keller


Preaching seeks to help pastors, teachers, preachers, and Christians in general to share the Gospel in a compelling way in our increasingly secular, skeptical, and anti-religious cultures.

In an attempt to be relevant, many preachers cast doubt on the viability of preaching as an effective form of communication or catalyst for life change in this day and age.

Others believe that the preacher should focus less on Scripture and more on positive and motivational speeches. Keller argues against both of these thoughts. The preacher should stay true to the Word of God and preach expositionally from Scripture, continually presenting the Gospel from every passage of Scripture.

Preaching and longer lectures are not a dead forms of communication.  If so, Ted Talks would not be as popular as they are.

Therefore, he argues that what needs to change is the preacher’s confidence, understanding, and passionate presentation of the Word. The preacher must also be able to understand and connect its principles to the context of the culture in which we live. Keller draws examples from the Word of God, great preachers of the past, and personal anecdotes from his own ministry. He gives practical examples of how to effectively contextualize the Gospel for our culture, while simultaneously magnifying Jesus and his power to convict, forgive, and redeem.

Any person who is preaching or desiring to preach on a regular basis would do well to explore this book. It is a wellspring of practical advice that will help any preacher connect skillfully better with his audience. It will help every preacher better communicate God’s Word in our present culture.





Preaching

by Timothy Keller

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Preaching by Timothy Keller

AuthorTimothy Keller
PublisherPenguin Books
DateDecember 6, 2016
Pages309


Overview:

Preaching seeks to help pastors, teachers, preachers, and Christians in general to share the Gospel in a compelling way in our increasingly secular, skeptical, and anti-religious cultures.

In an attempt to be relevant, many preachers cast doubt on the viability of preaching as an effective form of communication or catalyst for life change in this day and age.

Others believe that the preacher should focus less on Scripture and more on positive and motivational speeches. Keller argues against both of these thoughts. The preacher should stay true to the Word of God and preach expositionally from Scripture, continually presenting the Gospel from every passage of Scripture.

Preaching and longer lectures are not a dead forms of communication.  If so, Ted Talks would not be as popular as they are.

Therefore, he argues that what needs to change is the preacher’s confidence, understanding, and passionate presentation of the Word. The preacher must also be able to understand and connect its principles to the context of the culture in which we live. Keller draws examples from the Word of God, great preachers of the past, and personal anecdotes from his own ministry. He gives practical examples of how to effectively contextualize the Gospel for our culture, while simultaneously magnifying Jesus and his power to convict, forgive, and redeem.

Any person who is preaching or desiring to preach on a regular basis would do well to explore this book. It is a wellspring of practical advice that will help any preacher connect skillfully better with his audience. It will help every preacher better communicate God’s Word in our present culture.




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