- Offers inspiration and practical guidance for preaching
- Brings often neglected biblical and theological insight to the task of preaching
- Written by a seasoned preacher who has taught preaching to many preparing for ministry
- Includes a sample sermon with notes for its presentation
In these pages you will find a vision of preaching that is both illuminating and inspiring. Drawing from biblical and theological resources as well as years in the pulpit, Darrell Johnson takes us far beyond the mere mechanics of delivering sermons. He dynamically unpacks the link between the human task of speaking to a congregation and the real, gracious action and presence of the living Christ in and through our proclamation.
Johnson assists preachers to profoundly engage the biblical text and then liberates them to make use of their own personality, gifts and abilities as they communicate that message.
This book is for any pastor or student who wants to cultivate a deeper pulpit approach, one that participates in the transforming mystery of God working through our less-than-perfect proclamation. Here is a solid foundation for preaching the good news as if God was living, Jesus was resurrected and the Holy Spirit was faithfully at work among us.
About the Author
Darrell Johnson has been preaching the Gospel since 1970, serving as Senior Pastor for a number of Presbyterian churches in California,and of Union Church of Manila during the so-called "People Power Revolution".
In the fall of 2000 he accepted an appointment to the faculity of Regent College, where he taught preaching, worship, pastoral theology and biblical spirituality.
Darrell has authored a number of books, included Experiencing the Trinity, Fifty-Seven Words That Change the World, Discipleship on the Edge, It Is Finished, The Glory of Preaching and Who Is Jesus?
In September 2009 he accepted the call of historic First Baptist Church in downtown Vancouver to serve as Senior Minister. Darrell and his wife Sharon have been married for 39 years and have raised four children adopted from four different countries of the world.
Preachers who wonder whether their preaching is worth the effort will find this book encouraging. Darrell Johnson believes that 'something always happens' when the Word of God is preached. Not only does he tell us what happens, but he tells us why. It is this biblical and theological grounding of the preacher's task that makes this book unique.