Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. Second Edition. Baker, pages. $ “Three points. When we speak of Christ-centered preaching, it is hard not to think and speak of Bryan Chapell, the President Emeritus of Covenant Seminary. Christ-Centered Preaching will make a difference to generations of seminary . The best book I have read is Bryan Chapell’s, Christ-Centered Preaching.

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May 11, Ben Aurich rated it really liked it. The truth is if you use this book as a resource you’ll get a lot of useful information on organizing and structuring your sermons. This complete guide to expository preaching teaches the basics of preparation, organization, and delivery–the trademarks of great preaching.

In short, the FCF will be some aspect of the human condition we face while living in a fallen world. Buy the book and harvest the insight that springs from the fertile soil of a committed preacher who delights in bringing the truths of Scripture to students, the church, and the world. I know these ideas don’t have to be divorced, but most methods of Christ-centered preaching don’t focus on the more challenging sections of the OT where the method seems less plausible Sidney Greidanus sort of does, but I’m not convinced by his method.

You’ll even get a good amount of advice o With a book title like Christ-Centered Preaching I expected to enjoy this book a lot, but was sadly rather frustrated by my experience reading this book. Chapell takes the third section to present a dentered argument for crafting and presenting messages that center not merely on some centerred of biblical truth, but on the person if Christ.

It must offer something more historical than mere fiction, but also more real than the newspaper.

But more importantly, and in a way which I have not seen elsewhere, Chapell addressed the need for a ‘redemptive’ approach to preaching. This book can help preachers preach expository messages, faithful to the text, with a redemptive aim and Christological focus. Cambridge University Press, I wouldn’t recommend it unless you preach regularly or are planning on preaching in the future, but if you do or will preach, start with this book.


Chapell leads the pack as both a homiltetician and preacher. chapelll

The layout is logical, the outlines are clear, and the understanding of communication is shrewd. Others may not have the privilege of sitting in the classroom of this able instructor, but the next best thing is available. Amill Santiago rated it it was amazing. But this new world is not just any world. There is no good asking first whether the work before you deserves such a surrender, for until you have surrendered you cannot possibly find out.

I went looking for preaching suggestions and found in the expert advice refreshment for my heart. In addition the presentation of a ‘theology of Cbapell preaching’ is excellent. Similarly, Historian Mercia Eliade relates how by the second century A. My main critique is that Chapell overplays the issue of earning righteousness and makes it seems like this is the only main sinful issue one will address in sermons.

I hope it will be used to train those who fill the church’s pulpits for many years to come. I’d recommend it for Bible colleges, seminaries, pastoral internships, or pastors’ studies.

Praise God for a preaching textbook so full of grace. Before becoming president inhe served for six years as vice president for academics and dean of faculty. Preachimg am strongly supportive of Chapell’s main thesis. May we all heed his wise words to honor God’s word and preach His grace as we center cenyered of our sermons on Jesus Christ. Louis, Missouri, the denominational seminary of the Presbyterian Church in America.

Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon

For example, Lewis explained: Questions challenge the reader at the end of each chapter. Jul 09, J. Twelve appendices full of practical preachhing and suggestions complete the book. By including chapters on biblical theology, Chapell has enriched the study of homiletics so that Christ-centered thinking becomes an integral part of sermon preparation. Preachers will be stretched, challenged, and shown how to preach the Word more faithfully and effectively.


Quotes from Christ-Centered P A helful, encouraging, comprehensive curist very practical book.

Numerous appendixes address many practical issues. Though ‘Christ-Centered Preaching’ is a legitimate title for the book, I think it might have been more faithfully titled ‘Grace-Centered Preaching.

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I share with him the belief that contemporary congregations are open to expository preaching models provided they are done well and with an emphasis on practical application. Chapell does not hesitate to highlight the strengths byran narrative preaching forms and mass communication models of preaching. It combines emphasis on expository preaching within the reformed tradition, focusing, as the title suggests, on Christ-centered preaching; yet, the author offers some new and fresh thoughts in that area.

It is well-written, systematically laid out and cenetred more than repay the effort put into it.

While some csntered had been urging preachers to treat every text within the redemptive flow of biblical history–always culminating in Jesus Christ–this book was the first one to tell us how to do it. The book deserves a place on the list of required reading for anyone interested in homiletics.

The bibliography in the back of the book includes over two hundred titles and Chapell seems to quote from the majority of them. All in all, a fine publication, from which even seasoned preachers will profit, let alone beginners. The book crystallizes the essence of expository preaching and presents clear, transferable principles for preaching effectively.

Oct 01, Mike the Paladin rated it liked it Shelves: The book is so thorough that you can drown in the information provided.