The Duty of Every Preacher to Disclose Christ: Recommended Books
- Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching (the best treatment I've read)
- Sidney Greidanus, Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: A Contemporary Hermeneutical Method
- Edmund Clowney, Preaching Christ in All of Scripture
- Dennis Johnson, Him We Proclaim
Let me conclude this brief series with suggestions on how one might faithfully preach Christ from all Scripture. Remember, the faithful preacher does not allegorize, thus over-finding Christ in the Bible, and yet the faithful preacher does not preach unless he in some way reveals Christ in the text. The following are some suggestions for preaching Christ from selected Scriptures.
- Song of Songs does not depict first and foremost the love of Christ for His church, but clearly the marriage relationship is a picture of God's love for His people. When preaching this book, then, the preacher should not preach each verse as pointing directly to Christ, but should preach the book as a celebration of marital love. Marital love, of course, points to the love of Christ for the church.
- The Minor Prophets relate to Christ in that the various rulers of Israel were corrupt, and no lasting Savior could be found for God's people. Christ, then, is the One for whom the prophets ultimately cry out, for He is the only perfect ruler, judge, and king.
- Christ is the wisdom, the wise son, the righteous man of Proverbs. He is the fulfillment of all these types of person.
- Where Solomon, David, and all others served as king, all their ministries point to Christ the King.