Encountering God through Expository Preaching: Connecting God’s People to God’s Presence through God’s Word (Paperback)
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Preaching occurs when a holy man of God opens the Word of God and says to the people of God,
“Come and experience God with me in this text.”
Encountering God through Expository Preaching ushers preachers of all levels of experience through the practical steps necessary to preach with power. The authors not only cover the exegetical skills and homiletical techniques necessary for sound preaching, but they also dive deeper to emphasize how a pastor’s character and reliance upon the Holy Spirit are essential to preaching God’s word effectively.
As the preacher encounters God in preaching, he will preach with spiritual power and see lives transformed and churches strengthened.
About the Author
Jim Scott Orrick is professor of literature and culture at Boyce College in Louisville, KY
Brian K. Payne is associate professor of Christian theology and expository preaching at Boyce College in Louisville, KY, and senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Fisherville, KY.
Ryan Fullerton is lead pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, and helps lead the efforts of the Immanuel Network to plant and cultivate healthy churches.
“Expository preaching is an invitation to meet with God in the Word he has given, and this marvelous book warmly invites the preacher to prepare himself well for this glorious task.”
—Hershael W. York, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“I can’t imagine a pastor who wouldn’t profit from reading this book, especially those who are hungry to grow in their ability to preach effective, expository sermons. . . . Preacher, read this book!”
—Donald S. Whitney, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“The book won my heart in the very first chapter, and each subsequent page only increased my appreciation. . . . It is a ‘must read’ for every man who stands behind a pulpit!”
—Paul David Washer, Heartcry Missionary Society
“Pastor, think of this book as a gift to your church. Encountering God through Expository Preaching will make a discernible difference in your preaching. Your church will take note and be grateful.”
—C.J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville, KY
“For the green preacher or the seasoned, this book will spur on their expectancy of what God can do in glorifying himself through the Word preached.”
—Clint Humfrey, Calvary Grace Church, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
“Those who have encountered God through competent expository preaching will cherish this contribution to the encounter.”
—T. David Gordon, Grove City College
“The authors show that expository preaching is more than choosing a book of the Bible to work through. It involves care in how we preach, how we read the Bible in public, how we depend on God’s Holy Spirit to speak through the Word, and in the use of language as well as in delivery. I say to preachers who think they know it all: read this if you dare!”
—Graeme Goldsworthy, Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia,
"This is a must read for pastors, both young and experienced, who desire spiritual growth for themselves and their congregations. It is a valuable resource that is easy to read and leaves you with the necessary tools to become an excellent expository preacher."
—FLAME, Grammy-Nominated Christian Hip-Hop Recording Artist