Preaching Through Podcast

Preaching Through Books of the Bible

February 13, 2024 Season 3 Episode 3
Preaching Through Podcast
Preaching Through Books of the Bible
Show Notes

Preaching through an entire book of the Bible can seem daunting. How do you keep people engaged week after week? What if you hit confusing passages or genealogies? And how slow should you take it - verse by verse or breezing through larger sections?

In this episode of Preaching Through Podcast we tackle all of the key decisions preachers face when planning a sermon series for preaching through books of the Bible:

  • Why teach sequentially and what benefits does it offer congregations?
  • Determining pace and chunk size based on the book's content
  • Breaking up longer series over time to add diversity
  • Providing context in early sermons without needing an overview
  • Summarizing stories well while pulling out key themes
  • Stocking up on commentaries and resources in advance

The goal is to move past any intimidation factor while gaining confidence to handle longer blocks of Scripture faithfully. While the content if this episode represents just one way you could approach preaching through books of the Bible, you should be able to capture some practical tips for preaching the content in manageable, compelling, and understandable ways.

Whether you naturally preach verse by verse or prefer shorter topical series, this episode will equip you to better explore and teach the riches found in God's Word from Genesis to Revelation.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Move: What 1000 Churches Reveal about Spiritual Growth
by Greg L. Hawkins and Cally Parkinson

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How to Prepare A Sermon
A website that provides reviews and rankings of Bible commentaries for various books of the Bible.

The Bible Project
A nonprofit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere.

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