Esther may seem like a strange book to preach through, particularly for those who are keen to preach Christ from the Old Testament.
Nehemiah has been used and abused for every kind of building project and capital campaign known to church. But the main point of Nehemiah is that in the face of opposition to the gospel, we should put our trust in God because he is unwaveringly committed to his glory and his people.
God used the book of Ezra to increase our church’s hope in Jesus. So here are four reasons you should consider preaching through it.
What if there was a book that provided us a concise review of the whole Old Testament? Well, there is—the book of Chronicles!
In both Old and New Testaments, we read the story of how Christ is rescuing a people from their sins for His everlasting glory.
The books of 1 and 2 Kings teach us about a faithful God, his faltering people, and a future hope.
These books help readers understand why Israel transitioned to a monarchy, how that monarchy succeeded and failed, and how that monarchy ultimately points to Jesus, who will rule one day with love and justice forever.
There are dozens of reasons to preach through Ruth, but I’ll limit it to four.
May the mighty promises of Christ fuel our faith until, at last, we see him face to face.
If we’re to endure faithfully in pastoral ministry, we need to remember that we’re leading the church in a time of tension—between the already and the not-yet.
Instead of only giving pastors commonsense counsel about how to prevent burnout, let us go one step further and encourage them to regularly refresh themselves in the strong old Calvinistic doctrines.
Judges is the darkest book in the Old Testament. So why should you preach through it for your people?
The book of Joshua doesn’t receive the attention it deserves.
When we understand Scripture rightly, we understand that our best life is not now.