Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament: A Guide for the Church

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Baker Books, Mar 1, 2003 - Religion - 222 pages
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Viewed as antiquated and remote, the Old Testament is frequently neglected in the preaching and teaching ministry of the church. But contrary to the prevailing attitude, might the Old Testament contain relevant and meaningful application for today? Renowned author and scholar Walter Kaiser shows why the Old Testament deserves equal attention with the New Testament and offers a helpful guide on how preachers and teachers can give it the full attention it deserves.

Growing out of his teaching material from the last decade, Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament demonstrates Kaiser's celebrated straightforward exposition. Offering an apologetic for the Christian use of the Old Testament, the opening chapters deal with the value, problem, and task of preaching from it. Following a discussion of the role of expository preaching, Kaiser provides a practical focus by examining preaching and teaching from the texts of various genres. A final chapter explores the relevance of the Old Testament in speaking to a contemporary audience.

Bible teachers, pastors, seminary students, and professors will appreciate Kaiser's practical focus and relevant applications. Additional helps include a glossary and suggested outlines and worksheets for expository preaching.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Testament
15
The Problem of the Old Testament for Today
29
The Task of Preaching and Teaching from the
39
The Art and Science of Expository Preaching
49
How to Preach and Teach from the Old Testament
61
Preaching and Teaching the Wisdom Books of
83
Preaching and Teaching the Laments of
121
Preaching and Teaching Old Testament Torah
139
Changing the World with the Word
173
Suggested Worksheet for Doing
179
Notes
205
Scripture Index
219
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Walter C. Kaiser Jr. (Ph.D., Brandeis University) is president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Colman Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament. He is the author of more than thirty books.

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