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Summer 2006
(Vol. 3, No. 1)

Expository Preaching

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"Preaching the Power of God" by Edgar R. Lee, S.T.D.

The essential nature of Christian preaching is more than the sum total of exegesis, application, homiletical form, and oratorical delivery. God himself is inherently present in the preached Word.

Message from the President

"The Way I See It" by Byron D. Klaus, D.Min.

Considered folly by some, preaching is not a dated strategy; it must regain a foothold among contemporary church leaders who often think it is.

Feature Articles

"Expository Preaching: Part 1—Nature and Importance" by George O. Wood, D.Th.P.

One successful pastor’s journey into the disciplined practice of expository preaching as a primary contributor to pastoral longevity, effectiveness, and church health.

"Expository Preaching: Part 2—How to Do It" by George O. Wood, D.Th.P.

A practical, non-technical guide that will blaze a trail for the busy pastor who wants to learn to do expository preaching.

"Releasing the Power of the Text: An Attempt at Illustration" by Richard L. Dresselhaus, D.Min.

A good example of an expository sermon crafted from Romans 3:21-31 as a part of a series from that majestic Pauline letter.

"African-American Preaching in the Context of American
by Maurice Watson, D.D.

An acclaimed African-American preacher’s insight into the uniqueness and power of Black preaching as historically formed in the crucible of suffering and deprivation.

"The Preaching of Martin Luther King, Jr." by Maurice Watson, D.D.

A sensitive examination of the preaching of the great African-American civil rights leader that gives attention to its roots, influences, methods, and style as well as its “situation-in-life.”

"Incarnational Preaching" by Steve Chandler, D.Min.

An important study demonstrating that preaching consciously aligned with historic Pentecostal theology is a significant factor in the spiritual vitality and numerical growth of turn-around churches.            

"'What Meaneth This?': A Question for Twenty-first Century Pentecostalism" by A. D. Beacham, Jr., D.Min.

A re-visiting of the Pentecost question, “What meaneth this,” in order to inspire a fresh exploration of the spiritual and social implications of Pentecost for the 21st century.

Book Reviews

Goodall, Wayde. Why Great Men Fall (Green Forrest, Ark.: New Leaf Press, 2005). Reviewed by Tim Baum, coordinator of technical services, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.


Grenz Stanley J. What Christians Really Believe and Why (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1998). Reviewed by James D. Hernando, Ph.D., professor of New Testament,
Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.


Hill, Elijah L. Women Come Alive (Arlington, Texas: Perfecting the Kingdom International, 2005). Reviewed by James H. Railey, Jr., D.Th., professor of Theology, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.


Vernell Ingle, The Truth About the Family: Biblical Patterns and Principles (Joplin, Mo.: Messenger Publishing House, 2005). Reviewed by James M. Harris Ph.D., Eagle Crest Counseling Center, Springfield, Missouri


Craig S. Keener, 1-2 Corinthians (The New Cambridge Bible Commentary; Ben Witherington III., gen. ed.) (Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005). Reviewed by Benny C. Aker, Ph.D., retired professor of New Testament and exegesis, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.


Daniel LaLond, Jr. The Lying Promise (Fox Lake, Ill.: DTG Books, 2005). Reviewed by Roger D. Cotton, Th.D., professor of Old Testament, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.


S. David Moore, The Shepherding Movement: Controversy and Charismatic Ecclesiology (London: T & T Clark, 2003). Reviewed by Raymond Reid, M.Div., AGTS bookstore specialist, and Angela Reid, Psy.D., assistant professor of counseling, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.


Nigel Goring Wright, A Theology of the Dark Side: Putting the Power of Evil in Its Place, Revised Edition (Downer’s Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2003). Reviewed by Joseph L. Castleberry, Ed.D., academic dean, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Barbara J. Yoder, The Breaker Anointing (Ventura, Calif.: Regal Books/Gospel Light, 2004). Reviewed by Roger D. Cotton, Th.D., professor of Old Testament, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Updated: Friday, June 16, 2006 10:22 AM