God says that all Scripture is "profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." But preaching from, teaching through, or even studying weighty books such as Leviticus or 1 Chronicles can discourage both disciples and expositors. How can modern Christians be true to each book's message and still make relevant application to their own lives?
This book suggests strategies for understanding and preaching every book of the Old Testament. Following the method for biblical theology outlined in its introduction, it bases each study firmly on the actual text rather than on imposed theological categories. Pastors will discover how to preach a sermon covering an entire Old Testament book or how to develop a series of sermons proclaiming that book's themes. Also included are charts presenting data for each Old Testament book, as well as sample sermons on books and themes. Each chapter concludes with guidelines for applying its content to modern situations, making this book valuable for pastors, teachers, and students.