Biblical Preaching: A Pastor’s Look at Homiletics

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Level: AdvancedNumber of Lessons: 20Avg. Length: 49 Min.Time Required: 33 Hours MinimumCourse Code: HR503
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Biblical preaching is a divinely ordained way of calling people to repentance and for edifying the people of God. It is communicating God’s Word to His people—standing between the world of Scripture and the world of people and speaking the truth of God. Some wonder whether preaching is an out-of-date form of communication and not of value to current church needs. Dr. Stott gives a clear presentation of the importance of the preaching ministry today. This course will enable pastors, teachers, and church leaders to understand the importance and power of preaching, to develop an awareness of true biblical preaching, and to receive practical guidance for preparing and delivering biblical messages.

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This course is part of a collection of courses taught by world-class evangelical professors from across the globe on a variety of topics. The lessons are presented on an intermediate to college or seminary level and provide a wealth of information for those who want to dig deeper into their faith. Select courses in the collection are from the Institute of Theological Studies (ITS), which was acquired by Our Daily Bread University.


  1. Define the nature and purpose of biblical preaching and describe its key characteristics.
  2. Defend preaching as a permanently valid and vital means of communicating God’s Word to humanity both for salvation and edification.
  3. Answer objections to the value of preaching in today’s churches.
  4. Articulate a high view of the authority of Scripture and how that view should impact preaching.
  5. View expository preaching as the preferred approach to communicating God’s Word.
  6. Apply key principles of biblical interpretation.
  7. Gain experienced insight on sermon preparation and delivery.
  8. Develop sermons from single verses, paragraphs, chapters, and whole books.
  9. Appreciate the great heritage of Christian preachers in the Church.
  10. Value the awesome privilege and responsibility of the call to preach the Gospel.
John R. W. Stott, DD (1921-2011)
  • Multiple honorary doctorates from British, Canadian, and American universities
  • Lambeth, DD
  • Ridley Hall Theological College at Cambridge, MA equivalent
  • Rugby School and Trinity College Cambridge, double first (BA equivalent) in French and Theology

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Lesson One
Lesson Two
Lesson Three
Lesson Four
Lesson Five
Lesson Six
Lesson Seven
Lesson Eight
Lesson Nine
Lesson Ten
Lesson Eleven
Lesson Twelve
Lesson Thirteen
Lesson Fourteen
Lesson Fifteen
Lesson Sixteen
Lesson Seventeen
Lesson Eighteen
Lesson Nineteen
Lesson Twenty
Course Wrap-Up

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