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Him We Proclaim:
Preaching Christ From All The Scriptures

Dennis E. Johnson (P&R Publishing, 2007)

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What would a Christ-centered reading of the Old Testament look like? How can we best preach Christ from the Old Testament faithfully and with respect to what the Old Testament text itself actually says? These questions and more are explored by Dennis E. Johnson in his book Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures.

Part hermeneutic manual, homiletic textbook and preaching guide, the book first explains why apostolic, Christ-centered preaching of the Old Testament is needed today and then carefully fleshes out what this kind of preaching will look like. Johnson's redemptive-historical hermeneutic involves tracing out overarching biblical themes and giving close attention to the New Testament's allusions to the Old Testament. His example sermons and outlines bring the theory to life and make the book extremely useful. If you are looking for a single, comprehensive resource on Christ-centered, Old Testament preaching, you'll want to pick up a copy of Him We Proclaim.

CONTENTS

1. Introduction: Preaching the Bible Like Peter and Paul

PART 1: THE CASE FOR APOSTOLIC, CHRISTOCENTRIC PREACHING

2. Priorities and Polarities in Preaching

3. Paul's Ideology of Preaching

4. The Complication, Chastening, Rejection, and Recovery of Apostolic Preaching in the History of the Church

5. Challenges to Apostolic Preaching

PART 2: THE PRACTICE OF APOSTOLIC, CHRISTOCENTRIC PREACHING

6. The Epistle to the Hebrews as an Apostolic Preaching Paradigm

7. Ideological Foundations of Apostolic Preaching

8. Preaching Christ, Head of the New Creation and Mediator of the New Covenant

9. Preaching the Promises: Apostolic Preaching of Old Testament Literary Genres

10. Preaching the Promise Keeper: Apostolic Preaching of New Testament Literary Genres

Appendix A: From Text to Sermon

Appendix B: Sample Sermons in the Trajectory of Apostolic, Christ-Centered Preaching 

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