Old Testament Narrative

Old Testament Narratives are units of thought that fit within the larger framework of an Old Testament Book.

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Preaching Pointers from 1 Chronicles

The book of 1 Chronicles is in a part of the Bible where the pages stick together. Not many people dig into the book, and it is often skipped. Pastors are just as guilty. When I ask pastors what they are preaching, I don’t believe I’ve ever heard a reply, ... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from 2 Kings

When I began preaching at eighteen years old one of the early lessons I learned regarding sermon preparation and the mechanics of preaching was understanding the presence of different genres of literature in Scripture and their impact on preaching. When immatu... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from 1-2 Samuel

Preaching from the Old Testament can be a great adventure for the preacher and a treasure trove of gold nuggets for the listener. It sometimes takes a bit more work and imagination to mine these nuggets, but it is well worth it. One would be hard pressed to fi... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Ruth

Great stories capture our hearts. Tucked within the pages of the Old Testament Historical Books lies a literary masterpiece called Ruth. This brief historical book tells the story of two poor widows who were saved from heartbreaking circumstances, only to be g... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Judges

The key to interpreting any historical book like Judges is to discover the major theme of the book. It most cases the narrator of any particular book will highlight the theme in the beginning paragraphs or the opening narrative within the book. However, in the... Read More »

Avoiding Shipwrecks

SWBTS Chapel sermon called Avoiding Shipwrecks by Dr. Chris Johnson. Read More »

Dealing with Difficulties

SWBTS Chapel sermon called Dealing with Difficulties by Dr. David Goza. Read More »

Effective Church or Successful Church

SWBTS Chapel sermon called Effective Church or Successful Church by Dr. John Morgan. Read More »

The Christian Hope

SWBTS Chapel sermon called The Christian Hope by Southwestern professor Dr. Stephen Presley. Read More »

Haggai Sermon Starter

Dr. Kyle Walker, Dean of Students and Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, continues the Sermon Starter series with the book of Haggai. Read More »

Travailing Over a Soul

SWBTS Chapel sermon called Travailing Over a Soul by Dr. Blake Gideon. Read More »

Haggai 2:20-23

Locate the passage This is Haggai’s fourth message. It is also delivered on December 18, 520 BC, three months after the work on the temple had begun. Genre Prophetic oracle of salvation that is both messianic and apocalyptic Determine the structure of the pa... Read More »