Preaching through the Bible
When you’re preaching through the Bible, don’t neglect Lamentations.
Four themes throughout this ancient book will particularly benefit your congregation today.
Here’s the message of Isaiah: the Lord’s day of judgment and salvation is coming, and when it does, his glory will be revealed through his anointed Servant-King.
The Song of Songs certainly is about marriage. However, since marriage is a window into the relationship between Christ and the church, the Song of Songs is about the gospel, too.
Ecclesiastes surprises people. That’s partly because it says things you don’t expect to hear from the Bible.
Proverbs makes for challenging preaching, but who else is going to teach our people how to read wisdom literature if we don’t?
It’s been said that all of life with God is expressed in the Psalms. That’s true, and your people need the comprehensive discipleship course found in this book. Our own souls need it, too.
While God ordains that the righteous suffer, God is not indifferent towards our pain and suffering.
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!
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.