Teaching Leaders of Redeemer Church, Denton, Texas, How to Apply Old Testament Minor Prophets
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SubjectBible. Minor prophets--Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. New Testament-Relation to the Old Testament
Jesus Christ--Person and offices
Chapter 1 explains the purpose of the project: to teach leaders at Redeemer Church how to apply the OT Minor Prophets christocentrically rather than moralistically through an expositional sermon series on Micah. The goals were to increase the leaders’ knowledge on how to interpret Christ from the OT Minor Prophets and increase their affections for Christ. The purpose and goals were accomplished through eleven sermons, four seminars, and two focus group sessions. Chapter 2 explains how the Bible both demands teachers preach Christ from the OT Minor Prophets as well as provides a christocentric method. Luke 24:13-27, Matthew 5:17, Peter’s use of Joel 2 in Acts 2, the use of Micah 5:2 in Matthew 2:6, and Matthew 28:19-20 are all explained to establish the case for the christocentric method. Chapter 3 moves from the biblical case for christocentric preaching in chapter 2 to establishing a method. Chapter 3 provides a case for biblical authority as grounds for a case for expository preaching, which then bridges to a case for redemptive expository preaching. A christocentric method is explained which leans heavily on Chapell’s “Fallen Condition Focus” and Griedanus’ “7 Ways to Christ.”