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Impact Preaching

A Case for the One-Point Expository Sermon

Jim L. Wilson R. Gregg Watson Michael Kuykendall David Johnson

256 pages
Lexham Press

This comprehensive and engaging manual aids preachers in keeping the transformative meaning and impact of the biblical text intact through all hermeneutical and homiletical processes. While this approach applies to all sermon structures, the book focuses on the less familiar one-point expository message rather than the more common three-point sermon, or verse-by-verse approach.

Drawing upon the strengths of their backgrounds as homiletic and biblical studies professors, the authors help the reader identify which biblical texts fit the one-point expository sermon structure, explain how to develop the sermons, and provide sermon samples that illustrate the approach.

The authors explore the features of each major literary genre and how it helps to shape the sermon. With their shared expertise in biblical studies and homiletics, they offer a book brimming with insights and usefulness.

Author Bio

Jim L. Wilson (D.Min., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary) is Professor of Leadership Formation and the director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Gateway Seminary (formerly Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary) where he teaches pastoral ministry, leadership, and homiletics. He is seasoned pastor and an award-winning writer who has authored, co-authored, or contributed to more than a twenty books.
R. Gregg Watson (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor, Chair of the Biblical Studies Department, and Associate Dean at Gateway Seminary. Watson served as a translator for the Holman Christian Standard Bible project, working on one of the Old Testament translation committees.
Michael Kuykendall (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Professor of New Testament Studies at Gateway Seminary. He is the chief editor of Bible Review Journal and serves as the president of the Northwest Baptist Historical Society.
David Johnson (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is executive director for the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention. He co-teaches homiletics in Gateway's D.Min. program with Professor Wilson.