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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The first sect Christ-Centered Preaching is perhaps a modern classic and certainly one of the greatest preaching texts of the last 30 years or more. May the book be used for the Lord’s glory and the edification of his people. I still wonder if a FCF is applicable in every text and if connecting every sermon to the larger narrative of redemption is possible, at least the way Chapell suggests. I never teach my way through it without centeged how much it has to say.

This list may be beside the point, but the same could be said of this section in chapter ten.

Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon

Summary Chapell beings the book by teaching some expository preaching basics. This new edition of a bestselling resource, now updated and revised throughout, shows how Chapell’s case for expository preaching reaches twenty-first-century readers. Preching a relatively short space, Chapell touches on nearly every aspect of preparing and delivering an expository sermon.


I am eager for my students–and every serious preacher–to read this new edition and let its rich and comprehensive contribution bear lasting fruit in faithful preaching.

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The book is certainly worth reading for these two topics alone! Other Homiletic Forms 2. It is a great contribution to preachers, cenyered I feel as if I received a seminary education in reading it. Introductions, Conclusions, and Transitions Part 3: Why not give yourself and your congregation a chance.

An excellent introduction to expository preaching that deserves its second edition. The Process of Explanation 6.

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My biggest takeaways are the FCF and Christ-centric application process. WarrenBibliotheca Sacra. When preparing a Sermon actual preparation is needed, it isn’t something to be done lightly just relying that God is going to work everything out.

This book is obviously the fruit of wisdom gained from vhapell, from thinking about preaching, and from thinking about teaching others to preach.

Good expository preaching entails more than simply explaining Scripture verse by verse. Jul 23, Brenden Link rated it liked it Shelves: Conclusion I recently read through Christ-Centered Preaching for the third time. I picked it up expecting to hone my preaching techniques and found myself learning to read my entire Bible as a testimony to Christ’s redeeming work. It is well-written, systematically laid out and will more than repay the effort put into it.

This book is simply a ‘must’ for every student and pastor. Praise God for a preaching textbook so full of grace. Design and Deliver Gospel-Centered Preaching “When Bryan Chapell first gave us Christ-Centered Preaching back inhe forged a pathway for us to think rightly about the subject and to practice it faithfully.


My own philosophy of preaching is that when the congregants leave the sanctuary, they should be focused on Christ and not on themselves. Bryan Chapell’s book, Christ-Centered Preachingis a refreshing exception to this trend.

Quotes from Christ-Centered P Preafhing it was first published inChapell’s work won the book of the year award from Preaching magazine. You’ll even get a good amount of advice on common pits to avoid along the way.

Chapell covers every topic necessary for full preparation for preaching but, more importantly, digs cenyered into God’s word to present an argument for and system of preaching the word expositorily and within God’s overarching story of redemption.

Scharfprofessor of chfist, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School “To a world in need of preachers who proclaim the life-giving message of God’s amazing grace found only in Jesus Christ, Bryan Chapell’s book Christ-Centered Preaching is a welcome gift. For another, here is a book that gives wise counsel and necessary instruction on the principles and preparation of expository sermons.

The Practice of Application 9.