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ISBN: 9781783683864
Imprint: HippoBooks
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152 x 8
Publication Date: 31/01/2018
Pages: 128
Language: English

Preaching the Scriptures

The African church needs preachers who preach the Scriptures to bring people to Christ and nurture them in faith. Yet many are failing at this task. Some use their sermons to promote themselves rather than Christ, while others do not know how to preach from the Scriptures. In this book Biwul addresses these problems. Using African stories and illustrations, he clearly sets out the process of preparing and delivering a sermon rooted in the Scriptures.

Author Bios

Joel K. T. Biwul

REV. DR. JOEL KAMSEN TIHITSHAK BIWUL is an ordained minister with The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), serving as Head of Pastoral Department of Jos ECWA Theological Seminary (JETS), Jos, Nigeria, where he lectures in Old Testament and Pastoral Theology. He holds a Masters of Divinity in pastoral theology and PhD in Old Testament both from JETS, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He is former Dean of Students Affairs and former Acting Registrar of JETS, and is married to Rifkatu with three children – Dorcas Andih, Seth Ahmetmu, and Grayom Aputgurum.


I have no hesitation in saying that the greatest need of the Christian church on the African continent is biblical preaching. It saddens my heart that such preaching has become so rare on our continent. So I am excited that a book to help us get back to biblical preaching has been written right here in Africa. If all of us who are called to the preaching ministry can take to heart the wise counsel Dr Joel Biwul gives in this immensely practical book, there may be hope for this continent.

Pastor, Kabwata Baptist Church
Chancellor of African Christian University

I did not want to put the book down. I highly recommend this book to every pastor and indeed to all Christians. I pray that God will use Preaching the Scriptures mightily in his church.

Former Bishop of Busoga Diocese, Church of Uganda

Table of Contents

    1. Foreword
    2. Acknowledgements
  1. 1 Introduction
  2. 2 What Preaching Is Not
  3. 3 What Biblical Preaching Is
  4. 4 Why Biblical Preaching Is Needed
  5. 5 Challenges to Biblical Preaching In Africa
  6. 6 Preparing to Preach
  7. 7 Deciding What to Preach
  8. 8 Studying the Scripture
  9. 9 Preparing the Sermon
  10. 10 Preparing Your Introduction and Conclusion
  11. 11 Preaching Your Sermon
  12. 12 Summary and Sample Sermon
  13. 13 Conclusion
  14. 14 Resources to Help You Grow as a Preacher
  15. APPENDIX 1
    1. Examples of Sermon Outlines
  16. APPENDIX 2
    1. Examples of Different Styles of Sermons

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