Deron J. Biles

Dr. Deron Biles is the Dean Emeritus of Southwestern Center for Extension Education, Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Preaching, School of Theology and School of Preaching, Director of Professional Doctoral Studies, School of Preaching, Fort Worth Campus

Genesis 4:17-26

Genesis 4:17-26 Locate the passage This passage chronicles the progress of life, the consequences of sin, and the extension of God’s grace.  The passage follows Cain’s punishment and its impact on mankind. Genre The passage is narrative, with a poem highl... Read More »

Breakout Session: Deron Biles

Deron Biles’s breakout session at the 2018 Text-Driven Preaching Conference. Read More »

Genesis 4:1-16

Genesis 4:1-16 Locate the passage This passage records the first events after mankind was expelled from the garden. Some English translation complete this section in 4:15. However, the more logical pericope is 4:1-16. First, the break in the Hebrew text is aft... Read More »

Genesis 3:8-24

Genesis 3:8-24 Locate the passage This pericope demonstrates the consequences of sin. It takes place in the garden and is the last moments for mankind in the garden. Genre The passage is a narrative. The conversations recorded are between the Lord and Adam, th... Read More »

Genesis 3:1-7

Genesis 3:1-7 Locate the passage This passage is the account of the fall. Note how the nakedness of 3:7 is juxtaposed by the nakedness of 2:25. It explains the origin of sin and its consequences on mankind. It anticipates the consequences of the man and woman ... Read More »

Genesis 2:18-25

Genesis 2:18-25 Locate the passage The passage is part of Day 6 of creation. It is part of the narrowing focus on this day that began in 2:4. This was a busy day. Genre The passage is narrative. The divine conversation in 2:18 appears directed to the Godhead a... Read More »

Genesis 2:4-17

Generation II: The Generations of the Heavens and the Earth Genesis 2:4-17 Locate the passage This pericope is a close-up examination of Day Six of creation. This is the first of eleven occurrences of the word “toledoth” which outlines the structure of the... Read More »

Genesis 1:3-2:3

Generation I: In the Beginning Gen. 1:3-2:3 Locate the passage This pericope contains the days of creation and the Divine assessments of them. The division through 2:3 concludes the first 7 days. Here are recorded the six days of creation and the Sabbath day o... Read More »

Genesis 1:1-2

Genesis 1:1-2 Locate the passage Genesis 1:1-2 record the first words of Scripture. They are page one. This section is the first of the Divisions.[1]Genesis is comprised of 10 divisions. All subsequent divisions are marked by the occurrence of the Hebrew word,... Read More »

Practicing Paraklesis in our Preaching

Dr. Deron Biles’s Practicing Paraklesis in our Preaching lecture at the 2017 Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop – Preaching the Book of Philemon. Read More »