Date

4-2000

Document Type

Article

Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Don Fowler

Primary Subject Area

Religion, Biblical Studies; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Religion, History of; Theology

Abstract

Old Testament preaching appears to be on the decline. Very often when it is preached, it is done poorly. Since narratives comprise 40% of the Old Testament, a large portion of God's Word is being either neglected or abused by many modern preachers. The purpose of this project is to show how proven hermeneutical and homiletical skills may be combined to provide a strategy for effectively preaching Old Testament narratives. The project will present a series of sermons based on the Old Testament book of Ruth which will demonstrate the author's strategy as it is fleshed out in practical exposition.

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