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In Preaching Christ from Daniel Sidney Greidanus shows preachers and teachers how to prepare expository messages from the six narratives and four visions in the book of Daniel. Using the most up-to-date biblical scholarship, Greidanus addresses foundational issues such as the date of composition, the author(s) and original audience of the book, its overall message and goal, and various ways of preaching Christ from Daniel. Throughout his book Greidanus puts front and center God's sovereignty, providence, and coming kingdom.
Each chapter contains building blocks for constructing expository sermons and lessons, including useful information on
- the context, themes, and goals of each literary unit
- links between Daniel and the New Testament
- how to formulate the sermon theme and goal
- contemporary application
- and much more!
About the Author
Sidney Greidanus is professor emeritus of preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Preaching from the Old Testament is crucial for the church but often neglected. After all, it is difficult to know how the Old Testament relates to the gospel of Christ, which is the heart of the Christian faith. Many pastors struggle with the Old Testament, and seminaries often do an inadequate job preparing their students in this area. For those who need help, Sidney Greidanus is an excellent teacher as he exposits the book of Daniel and carefully guides us to proper preaching of its important message, showing us how it leads us to Jesus Christ.
In Preaching Christ from Daniel Greidanus pays careful attention to the purpose and message of Daniel for its original audience, Judah's exiles in Babylon, assuring them that their God is still sovereign and faithful. Then he lifts our sights to the broader horizon of the completed Scriptures, tracing trajectories that lead to Jesus Christ, the glorified Son of Man, and through him into the lives of God's exiles on earth in the twenty-first century. Exegetically responsible and pastorally sensitive, this book offers insightful guidance on both the theoretical issues and the practical challenges of preaching Christ from Daniel.
Pastors today are rediscovering how to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ from the entire Bible, cover to cover. One of the foremost scholars leading us in this exciting adventure is Sidney Greidanus. . . . Thanks to his Preaching Christ from Daniel, we pastors are better equipped to preach our triumphant Christ to suffering and persecuted people.
Excellent for preachers because Greidanus deals with background, setting, literary flow, theological issues and a variety of ways each text points to Christ. . . . A must-have when preaching through Daniel.