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Exalting Jesus in Jeremiah & Lamentations: Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary (CCEC)

Exalting Jesus in Jeremiah & Lamentations: Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary (CCEC)

by Steven W. Smith

Jeremiah marks a devastating time in the trajectory of a fulfilled promise. The nation was scattered in rebellion against this covenant-keeping God. It seemed that hope was lost and that the nation would not survive. Yet it would survive...not becaues of the hearts of the people; they were horribly turned away from God...What makes all of this work out in th… Read more…

Preaching for the Rest of Us: Essentials for Text-Driven Preaching

Preaching for the Rest of Us: Essentials for Text-Driven Preaching

by Robby Gallaty and Steven W. Smith

Preaching for the Rest of Us serves as a starter's guide to text-driven preaching.  Driven by the conviction that pastors hold the weighty and honorable responsibility of explaining Scripture to their congregations, Gallaty and Smith present a clear step-by-step process for re-presenting Scripture in compelling text-driven sermons.  &… Read more…

Recapturing the Voice of God: Shaping Sermons Like Scripture

Recapturing the Voice of God: Shaping Sermons Like Scripture

by Steven W. Smith

There is a difference between preaching from the Bible and preaching that allows the Bible to drive the substance, structure, and spirit of the sermon. A text-driven sermon allows the structure of the text to become buoyant, to come to the surface so that the sermon can be built around that structure. In this way the word of God (the meaning of the text) is … Read more…