Expositional Preaching by David Helm

Expositional Preaching by David Helm

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David Helm talks about his book Expositional Preaching

What makes for good preaching? In this accessible volume—written for preachers and preachers in training—pastor David Helm outlines what must be believed and accomplished to become a faithful expositor of God’s Word.

In addition to offering practical, step-by-step guidance for preachers, this short book will equip all of us to recognize good preaching when we hear it.


“David Helm has written the most helpful, concise, and useful book on expository preaching I have ever read.” 
--Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas

“If I were teaching a preaching class and could assign the students only one book, this might be the one. It’s a rare find that both introduces a topic to the novice and instructs the experienced.”
--Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC

“Helm has given us a finely wrought and utterly compelling brief on what needs to be understood and done in order to faithfully preach the Word. This is an important book.”
--R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton Illinois


Introduction: Old Bones

1 Contextualization
          The Blind Adherence Problem
          Impressionistic Preaching
          Inebriated Preaching
          “Inspired” Preaching
2 Exegesis
          Keeping First Things First
          The Day the Penny Dropped
          Give the Biblical Context Control
          Listen for the Melodic Line
          See the Structure and Emphasis
3 Theological Reflection        
          The Instincts of Jesus
          The Challenge of the Historical-Critical Method
          The Usefulness of Biblical Theology
          The Role of Systematic Theology
4 Today
          The Makeup of Your Audience
          The Arrangement of Your Material
          The Application of Your Message

Conclusion: Dry Bones

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