Preaching the Whole Counsel of God
: Preaching the Whole Counsel of God is a primary textbook on the art and science of preaching for pastors and pastors-in-training that teaches you how to practice expository, Christ-focused hermeneutics, combined with Gospel-centered, audience-transforming homiletics. It will guide you...
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Preaching the Whole Counsel of God is a primary textbook on the art and science of preaching for pastors and pastors-in-training that teaches you how to practice expository, Christ-focused hermeneutics, combined with Gospel-centered, audience-transforming homiletics. It will guide you to:
Discover the truth of the text according to the human author. Discern Christ in the text according to the divine author. Design your sermon with truth, goodness, and beauty. Deliver your sermon in a way that keeps attention, retention, and leads to transformation.
Dr. Julius Kim is the Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California (WSC); he is also Associate Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in Escondido. He received his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Kim directs The Center for Pastoral Refreshment, a unique center established to sustain pastoral excellence among Korean-American pastors and serves the broader Christian community as a preacher, speaker, and ministry consultant. Julius and his wife, Ji Hee reside in Escondido with their two daughters.
- :part 1: Discovering The Truth Of The Text (according To The Human Author)chapter 1: Praying, Selecting, Reading, And Meditating On The Textchapter 2: Linguistic Analysis*translation From Original Languages*semantics/lexicography*syntax And Structure*textual Variants*cross Referencingchapter 3: Literary Analysis*context Of The Section And Book As A Whole*context Of The Author?s Body Of Writing*context Of Genre Characteristics (narrative, Poetry, Etc.)chapter 4: Life-setting Analysis*general Historical And Cultural Backdrop*specific Audience Circumstances*occasion And Need*purpose And Goalpart 2: Discerning Christ In The Text (according To The Divine Author)chapter 5: Why Should We Preach Christ?*because It?s Biblical, Foundational, And Practical*(see Sample Draft Of Chapter Enclosed.)chapter 6: How Shall We Preach Christ?*the Clowney Hermeneutical Rectangle Revisited*christ-focused Connection From Every Passagepart 3: Designing The Sermon With Truth, Goodness, And Beautychapter 7: Common Pitfalls And Problems In Sermon Designchapter 8: Neuroscience And Its Implications On Sermon Designchapter 9: The Blueprints For Good Sermon Designpart 4: Delivering The Sermon For Attention, Retention, And Transformationchapter 10: Non-verbal Communication*engaging: Eye Contact; Facial Expressions; Gestures; Body Control; Poiseand Authority.*inspiring: Passion; Conviction; Respect; And Humor.*shepherding: Responsiveness; Empathy; Joyful Gravity; And Inhibition.chapter 11: Verbal Communication:*varying/modulating: Signal; Style; Sound; Speed; And Silence.*rehearsing: Goals Of Refining Content; Effortless Articulation; Calming Nerves; And Best Practices.