Langham Preaching Resources

Langham Preaching Resources

Wright, Christopher J. H. Becoming Like Jesus. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2016. pgs. 144. ISBN 9781783681068.

In the last sermon he ever preached, John Stott echoed the Apostle Paul when he said that God’s greatest desire and plan for us is to become like his Son, Jesus Christ.

BUT HOW?

Stott prayed daily that God would bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit in his own life; a prayer clearly answered and evident in his Christlikeness.

Chris Wright, a close friend of John Stott, reflects on all nine qualities that the Apostle Paul includes in the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians. He shows how they are rooted in the character of God, first revealed in the Old Testament, and modelled and taught by Jesus. With applications to encourage biblical growth with depth, and questions at the end of each chapter, this is an ideal resource for preachers, study groups and personal reflection.

Many people rightly stress the importance of the gifts, power and ministries of the Holy Spirit, but easily neglect Paul’s command to live and walk by the Spirit and cultivate the fruit that only he can bear in our lives. Paying close attention to the beautiful and robust qualities that Paul includes in the fruit, and seeking daily to cultivate them with God’s help, is surely one way we can become more and more like Jesus.

Barker, Paul A. Deuteronomy. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2017. pgs. 118. ISBN 9781783681228.

In this clear introduction to Deuteronomy aimed for preachers, pastors and Bible students, Paul Barker covers the major themes and issues of the fifth book of the Bible. Helpful study questions at the end of each chapter provide opportunity for discussion in groups. This integral Old Testament book comes alive in this very useful guide.

In Deuteronomy we discover the rich theology of the God who keeps promises, for Deuteronomy is a book which encourages and persuades us to trust in a faithful God.

Stott, John R. W. God’s Word for Today’s World. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2015. pgs. 70. ISBN 9781783689378.

Nothing is more important than hearing, understanding and obeying God’s Word. Our lives and local churches depend on this for their life, health and growth.

John Stott is well known worldwide for the commitment he had to the Bible, both in his preach- ing and in his living. In this persuasive book, Stott concisely demonstrates the power, authority and relevance of the Bible for every Christian – in every culture and generation.

  • What is the purpose of God’s Word?
  • How does it point us to Christ?
  • What is its relationship to the Holy Spirit?
  • How does it shape the church?
  • And what does it mean for Christian discipleship?

The author answers these questions with simplicity and clarity, urging us to hear and obey God’s Word in today’s world.

Villanueva, Federico G. It’s OK to Be Not OK. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2017. pgs. 160. ISBN 9781907713989.

Wright, Christopher J. H. Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2014. pgs. 256. ISBN 9781907713996.

We cannot know Jesus without knowing his story.

And that story began long before Jesus was born in Bethlehem. The Gospels tell us clearly that Jesus himself, along with his earliest followers, understood who he was and what he came to do in the light of the story of Israel as told in the pages of the Old Testament. Like them, we too will find that our own understanding of both Jesus and the Old Testament is transformed as we see each in the light of the other.

Engaging with the Scriptures, Christopher J. H. Wright uncovers Jesus’ self- understanding as Son of Man and Son of God, following the path and fulfilling the call that God had placed before Israel. Through this we discover that the deeper we go into understanding the Old Testament, the closer we come to the heart of Jesus. In this revised and updated second edition Wright digs deeper into the Old Testament revealing the God whom Jesus embodied. Each chapter is followed with questions and exercises, which can be used either in personal study or in group discussion.

Wright, Christopher J. H. Let the Gospels Preach the Gospel. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2017. pgs. 110. ISBN 9781783681426.

Preaching about the cross of Christ is one of the greatest privileges and responsibilities any preacher can have!

The four Gospel writers who wrote about the cross of Christ and the events leading up to it, did so in their own unique way. Each interpreting the events through the lens of different Old Testament Scriptures and each emphasising different themes. Based on his own sermons preached over a number of years at All Souls Church in London, Christopher Wright explores the rich variety and lets the four Gospels preach the Gospel in their own way.

This is an excellent resource for preachers, which is further enriched by the final chapter that provides a personal commentary on how Wright prepared each of the sermons.

New, Geoff. Live, Listen, Tell. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2017. pgs. 80. ISBN 9781783681624.

Live, Listen, Tell: The Art of Preaching will guide readers through the process of sermon preparation and hearing God through the Scriptures. By drawing on life and Scripture, especially the road to Emmaus narrative in Luke 24, the author illustrates that preachers are living a story, listening to a story and telling a story. This book encourages you to pay particular attention, through prayer, to the story to which you are listening. Geoff New shows how to prayerfully listen to the Scriptures in preaching preparation and how the fruit of this leads to a sermon – and impacts the way we live, listen and tell.

Mbewe, Conrad. Pastoral Preaching. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2017. pgs. 208. ISBN 9781783681808.

More and more pulpits are occupied by motivational speakers rather than preachers.

Church congregations are not being given a comprehensive, biblical understanding of the faith. Drawing on his own experience as a pastor in Zambia, Conrad Mbewe tackles issues such as the content of pastoral preaching, how pastoral preaching relates to church life, finding the time to prepare pastoral sermons, and dealing with discouragement. Throughout the book, it is clear that the author’s conviction is to see preachers grow strong churches, to build a people for God.

Scharf, Greg. Relational Preaching. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2017. pgs. 256. ISBN 9781783682140.

Relational Preaching is a guide to help achieve greater depth in your preaching through developing a stronger relationship with the Lord, with Scripture, and with your listeners. Its message is direct and down to earth. Its style is devotional and prayerful. Preachers around the world will be blessed as they join the author in soaking themselves in Scripture and reflecting on what these Scriptures mean for them.

Wright, Christopher J. H. Sweeter than Honey. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2015. pgs. 276. ISBN 9781783689347.

Many preachers ignore preaching from the Old Testament because they feel it is outdated in light of the New Testament and difficult to expound. On the other hand some preachers will preach from the Old Testament frequently but fail to ‘handle’ it correctly, turning it into mor- alistic rules or symbolic lessons for our spiritual life. In this book, Christopher J. H. Wright proclaims that preachers must not ignore the Old Testament. It is the Word of God! The Old Testament lays the foundation for our faith and it was the Bible that Jesus read and used.

Looking first at why we should preach from the Old Testament, the author moves on to show the reader how they can preach from it. Covering the History, Law, Prophets, Psalms and Wisdom Literature, interspersed with practical checklists, exercises and sermons, the reader is provided with an essential guide on how to handle from the Old Testament correctly.

Stott, John R. W. and Scharf, Greg. The Challenge of Preaching. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2011. pgs. 144. ISBN 9781907713118.

This book strongly challenges the notion that there is no place for preaching in the contemporary world. It sets out the theological case for preaching and then goes on to describe what constitutes good preaching. It does not focus on techniques to be used but on the nature of the task and the character of the one who preaches. The good preacher works to build a bridge between the listeners and the truth being proclaimed. To be able to do this, the preacher must study both the Scriptures and the today's world.

The book offers some suggestions on how to go about preparing a sermon and calls for preaching delivered with sincerity, earnestness, courage and humility.

John Stott’s thoughtful and practical advice given at some length in I Believe in Preaching has here been abridged by eliminating quotations and examples that spoke more directly to readers in the UK and the US in the 1980s. Greg Scharf has retained the core of the original book but made it more accessible to contemporary readers.

Lamb, Jonathan. The Dynamics of Biblical Preaching. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2016. pgs. 168. ISBN 9781907713774.

The purpose of our lives is to know the God of the universe who made us and loves us. It is this purpose that biblical preaching meets through explaining God’s word. Biblical preaching centres around proclaiming God’s Word and preachers are to be mouthpieces for God as we encounter the living Christ through Scripture. Jonathan Lamb illustrates the power of God’s Word by focusing our attention on the heart, task and purpose of preaching by leading us through Nehemiah 8:1-12.

Reworked to benefit from the authors’ years of experience working alongside indigenous preaching movements around the world, this book includes excellent resources for group studies, preaching preparation and running a preachers’ group.

Robertson, Murray. The Future of Humanity. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2015. pgs. 152. ISBN 9781907713835.

The thought of preaching or teaching on the book of Revelation can be extremely daunting. Compared to the straightforward narrative of the Gospels or the New Testament letters, Revelation seems confusing to understand and difficult or even impossible to apply to a particular situation. As a result of these challenges many preachers are reluctant to engage with Revelation and overlook some of the powerful messages of hope found within, especially for those facing trials and persecution for their faith.

In this book, Murray Robertson breaks down Revelation 4 to 22 so that the concept, context, tone and contemporary message can be fully realised by those reading and preaching this apocalyptic text. Containing questions for discussion at the end of every chapter and a few sample sermon outlines, this is a very practical handbook for anyone committed to authentic biblical preaching.

Stott, John R. W. The Preacher’s Portrait. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2016. pgs. 96. ISBN 9781783680467.

In this updated version of The Preacher’s Portrait John Stott presents a portrait of the ideal preacher; a portrait painted by the hand of God himself on the broad canvas of the New Testament. Through studying five roles of a preacher – steward, herald, witness, father, and servant – Stott illustrates God’s ideal for a preacher’s character, message and purpose.

Meynell, Mark. What Angels Long to Read. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2017. pgs. 258. ISBN 9781783682669.

‘Even angels long to look into these things’

Peter wrote to encourage and embolden isolated and vulnerable believers. His timeless words have consoled and challenged ever since and show how the eternal gospel is true even in the toughest circumstances. The last sentence in 1 Peter 1:12 profoundly illustrates that the experience we have each time we open up the Scriptures is nothing less than a heavenly privilege, a privilege that angels do not have but would love to!

Mark Meynell skilfully brings the New Testament to life. Guiding the reader through preaching the Gospels and Acts, the Parables, the Letters and Revelation, as well as using a host of worked examples, sample sermons and personal exercises, this book offers ideas and approaches to stretch even the most seasoned preachers. This preaching resource will make an excellent companion to Christopher Wright’s Sweeter than Honey: Preaching the Old Testament.

Stott, John R. W. Le défi de la prédication. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2014. pgs. 152. ISBN 9781783689439.

John Stott (1921 – 2011) fut l’un des plus grands prédicateurs bibliques de notre temps. Dans cet ouvrage important, il réfléchit aux principes qui animent une saine prédication et propose des conseils pratiques pour le prédicateur. Il insiste sur la nécessité d’une écoute attentive non seulement de la Parole de Dieu mais aussi du monde contemporain. Et il exhorte le prédicateur à mener une vie conforme à sa prédication.

Entièrement révisé et remis à jour par Greg Scharf, ce livre est la version abrégée d’une œuvre antérieure de John Stott : I Believe in Preaching (publiée aux États-Unis sous le titre Between Two Worlds).

Wright, Christopher J. H. Plus doux que le miel. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2018. pgs. 356. ISBN 9781783683796.

« Plus doux que le miel et plus précieux que l’or », dit le livre des Psaumes à propos des enseignements du Seigneur. Mais ce n’est pas toujours l’expérience des prédicateurs... Nombreux sont ceux qui préfèrent ainsi rester à distance de l’Ancien Testament, parce qu’ils n’en perçoivent pas l’actualité ou parce qu’il leur paraît trop difficile à comprendre et à expliquer. D’un autre côté, certains prêchent sur des textes de l’Ancien Testament, mais les interprètent de manière étrange, ou n’en tirent que des règles légalistes ou des leçons symboliques. Dans ce livre Christopher Wright encourage les prédicateurs à ne pas ignorer l’Ancien Testament ! Il est parole de Dieu, fondement de notre foi et c’est la Bible que Jésus lisait. Première partie du grand récit biblique qui va de la création à la nouvelle création, l’Ancien Testament, chemin qui nous conduit au Christ, fait aussi partie de notre histoire.

Le livre commence par montrer pourquoi il est nécessaire de prêcher sur l’Ancien Testament, puis il montre au prédicateur comment aborder les différents types de littérature qu’on y trouve : histoire, loi, prophètes, psaumes, littérature de sagesse. Le livre contient aussi des tableaux, des exercices, des exemples, qui en font un véritable manuel pratique pour les prédicateurs.

Sprouse, David. Prêcher 2 Timothée. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2015. pgs. 112. ISBN 9781783689286.

Prier-Préparer-Prêcher est une série de guides destinés à aider des enseignants de la Bible à travers le monde à expliquer la Parole de Dieu avec clarté et précision. Paul exhorte Timothée à être un « ouvrier qui n’a pas à avoir honte, exposant justement la parole de la vérité » (2 Timothée 2:15).

Prêcher 2 Timothée vous aidera à accomplir cette tâche. Dans ce livre nous voulons vous aider à :

  • comprendre comment Dieu utilise la souffrance pour le bien de son peuple
  • apprendre que ce n’est pas Satan qui est au contrôle mais Dieu
  • aider ceux qui souffrent à mettre leur confiance en Dieu
  • réfléchir à la pertinence pour nous de chacune des parties de cette lettre
  • enseigner clairement l’idée principale du texte

Barker, Paul A. Prêcher Deutéronome. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2017. pgs. 192. ISBN 9781783680658.

Prier-Préparer-Prêcher est une série de guides destinés à aider des enseignants de la Bible à travers le monde à expliquer la Parole de Dieu avec clarté et précision. Paul exhorte Timothée à être un « ouvrier qui n’a pas à avoir honte, exposant justement la parole de la vérité » (2 Timothée 2:15).

“Prêcher Deutéronome” vous aidera à accomplir cette tâche. Dans ce livre nous voulons vous aider à :

  • comprendre comment la loi de Dieu dans l’Ancien Testament s’applique aux chrétiens aujourd’hui
  • apprendre pourquoi nous devons obéir à Dieu
  • aider le lecteur à obéir à Dieu et à le servir fidèlement
  • réfléchir à la pertinence pour nous de chacune des parties du livre du Deutéronome
  • enseigner clairement l’idée principale du texte

Crowter, Phil. Prêcher Job. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2017. pgs. 64. ISBN 9781783680665.

Prier-Préparer-Prêcher est une série de guides destinés à aider des enseignants de la Bible à travers le monde à expliquer la Parole de Dieu avec clarté et précision. Paul exhorte Timothée à être un « ouvrier qui n’a pas à avoir honte, exposant justement la parole de la vérité » (2 Timothée 2:15).

Prêcher Job vous aidera à accomplir cette tâche. Dans ce livre, nous voulons vous aider à :
  • enseigner

  • comprendre que Dieu utilise le mal en vue de notre bien

  • apprendre que Dieu est au contrôle, pas Satan

  • aider ceux qui souffrent à se confier en Dieu

  • réfléchir à la pertinence pour nous de chacune des parties de ce livre

  • enseigner clairement l’idée principale du texte

Crowter, Phil. Prêcher Marc. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2014. pgs. 160. ISBN 9781907713927.

Prier-Préparer-Prêcher est une nouvelle série de guides destinés à aider des enseignants de la Bible à travers le monde à expliquer la Parole de Dieu avec clarté et précision. Paul exhorte Timothée à être un « ouvrier qui n’a pas à avoir honte, exposant justement la parole de la vérité » (2 Timothée 2:15). Dans ce livre nous voulons vous aider à :

  • comprendre la leçon principale d’un passage biblique
  • réfléchir à l’importance et à l’utilité de cette parole pour vos auditeurs
  • enseigner clairement les leçons du texte biblique

Crowter, Phil. Prêcher la grande histoire de Dieu. Carlisle: Langham Preaching Resources, 2012. pgs. 96. ISBN 9781907713385.

Des plans de sermons pour un survol de la Bible

…pour tous ceux qui enseignent la Bible à travers le monde

Prier-Préparer-Prêcher est une nouvelle série de guides destinés à aider des enseignants de la Bible à travers le monde à expliquer la Parole de Dieu avec clarté et précision. Paul exhorte Timothée à être un « ouvrier qui n’a pas à avoir honte, exposant justement la parole de la vérité ». Dans ce livre nous voulons vous aider à :

  • comprendre la leçon principale d’un passage biblique
  • réfléchir à l’importance et à l’utilité de cette parole pour vos auditeurs
  • enseigner clairement les leçons du texte biblique.

Les livres dans cette série Prier-Préparer-Prêcher (PPP) proposent de simples plans de sermons sur quelques livres clés de la Bible. Le langage adopté est volontairement simple. Ces livres vous proposent :

  • des pages d’étude qui aideront le prédicateur à comprendre le texte dans son contexte.
  • un simple plan de sermon pour chacun de ces textes, avec des idées de sous-titres, des illustrations et des applications.

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