Chan, Sam and Malcolm Gill. Topical Preaching in A Complex World: How to Preach Truth and Relevance at the Same Time. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2021.
Most preachers were never taught or shown how to preach a topical sermon, and they may lack the competency or confidence to do so. In Topical Preaching in a Complex World, Sam Chan and Malcolm Gill equip preachers with the rationale and skillset to prepare and deliver engaging topical sermons for a variety of occasions.
About the Book
Be Equipped to Prepare and Deliver Engaging, Biblical, and Effective Topical Sermons
Sooner or later, every preacher will come upon a situation where they need to preach a topical sermon. Yet few are taught to preach topically. Even preachers who are gifted in expositing the Scriptures may struggle to deliver a topical sermon that is engaging, culturally relevant, and true to the biblical text. Worse, many pastors worry these messages undermine confidence in the Bible or its authority, leading to a human-centered rather than a God-focused sermon. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
In Topical Preaching in a Complex World, Sam Chan and Malcolm Gill answer these objections and chart a path for how preachers can deliver faithful and effective topical messages. First, they address the biblical, theological, and cultural reasons pastors should add topical sermons to their preaching repertoire. Then, they introduce a straightforward, four-fold approach for preaching a topical message and answer important questions like these:
How do you approach a topic with the proper interpretative lens?
How can you speak to two or more audiences with the same sermon?
What should you consider theologically, culturally, and pastorally in your preparation?
How do you trace the topic back to Christ?
How can you better connect with your audience?
Best of all, they help readers craft a message that says something people truly need (and want) to hear! Filled with wit, humor, and wisdom from decades of preaching, this book will equip preachers, pastors, ministry leaders, and students to preach relevant, biblical, and engaging topical sermons.
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