Preaching God's Word, 2nd Edition

Preaching God's Word, 2nd Edition

A Hands-On Approach to Preparing, Developing, and Delivering the Sermon
J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays, Terry G. Carter
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  • 9780310139533
  • Digital Enhanced Edition
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  • February 6, 2018
  • Ministry, Preaching, Homiletics

About the Authors

J. Scott Duvall

J. Scott Duvall

Ph.D. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

J. Scott Duvall is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He has coauthored several books, including Biblical Greek Exegesis: A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek; Grasping God’s Word; Preaching God's Word; and Journey into God’s Word.

J. Daniel Hays

J. Daniel Hays

Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

J. Daniel Hays is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, and he has coauthored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into God’s Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. He teaches adult Sunday school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the nation. 

Terry G.  Carter

Terry G. Carter

PhD, Southwesterrn Baptist Theological Seminary

Terry G. Carter is chair of the department of Christian ministries and holder of the W.O. Vaught Chair in the Pruet School of Christian Studies at Ouachita Baptist University. He teaches homiletics, pastoral ministry, Christian history, evangelism and church growth, missions, and survey of the Bible. He is author of The Journal and Selected Letters of William Carey.


Learn to develop and deliver a biblical sermon that connects with today's audiences.

Preaching God's Word is a user-friendly and practical homiletics textbook that integrates hermeneutical principles and stresses the importance of a strong exegetical foundation. It teaches you how to understand your audience, develop powerful applications, use illustrations well, and communicate effectively.

Preaching God's Word addresses:

  • How to develop and preach a biblical sermon
  • Common issues with biblical preaching and how to avoid them
  • Unique challenges and opportunities of preaching from specific biblical genres
  • New Testament preaching
  • Old Testament preaching
  • Whether you are a student who is new to preaching or a veteran looking to brush up on your skills, you will benefit from this hands-on approach to preparing, developing, and delivering the sermon.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the First Edition

  • Preface to the Second Edition

  • Acknowledgments

  • Introduction

  • PART 1: Developing and Preaching a Biblical Sermon

    • 1. Preaching a Biblical Sermon
    • 2. Discovering Biblical Truth: The Interpretive Journey
    • 3. Preaching the Meaning in Their Town
    • 4. Exegeting the Audience
    • 5. Communicating the Meaning in Our Town
    • 6. Applying the Message
    • 7. Illustrating Biblical Truth
    • 8. Delivering a Biblical Sermon

    PART 2: Preaching the New Testament

    • 9. Preaching Letters
    • 10. Preaching the Gospels and Acts
    • 11. Preaching Revelation

    PART 3: Preaching the Old Testament

    • 12. Preaching Old Testament Narrative
    • 13. Preaching the Law
    • 14. Preaching the Prophets
    • 15. Preaching the Prophets

  • Conclusion

  • Scripture Index

  • Subject and Name Index


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