Anointed Expository Preaching is a book committed to biblical revelation, biblical exposition and biblical proclamation. Anointed Expository Preaching focuses on the stature of the preacher and the nature of the preaching.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Stephen F. Olford is founder of the Stephen Olford Center For Biblical Preaching in Memphis, Tennessee.
Also, Dr. Stephen F. Olford was the senior pastor of the famed Calvary Baptist Church of New York City from 1959 to 1973.
Furthermore, Dr. Stephen F. Olford has travelled the world teaching the Word of God in crusades, at conventions and at centers of learning. He holds a doctorate in Theology and has been awarded a number of honorary degrees.
I had the opportunity to sit under Dr. Stephen Olford’s teaching and his preaching in the early 1990’s. He had a tremendous voice and heart for the preaching of God’s word in expository form.
SUMMARY POINTS FROM ANOINTED EXPOSITORY PREACHING
Dr. Stephen F. Olford states three reasons why Anointed Expository Preaching was written.
First, it was a commissioned book. Preachers all over the world requested that Stephen write a book on preaching, especially expository preaching. Dr. Stephen F. Olford’s aim of establishing “The Stephen Olford Insititute for Biblical Preaching” was to equip and encourage preachers in expository preaching and exemplary living in order to revive the church and reach the world with the saving message of Jesus Christ. Anointed Expository Preaching follows this theme.
Furthermore, Broadman & Holman Publishers invited Stephen to write this book.
Second, it was a constricted book. This book focuses on the stature of the preacher and the nature of the preaching. Most books on Homiletics look at technique, this book looks at the preacher first and then the technique.
Third, it was a committed book. This book is committed to biblical revelation, biblical exposition and biblical proclamation.
When it comes to biblical revelation, Dr. Stephen Olford states that “when the Scritpures speak, God speaks.”
When it comes to biblical exposition, Dr. Stephen Olford states that “the preaching of the Word of God is the Word of God.” In other words, “authentic preaching is expository preaching.”
When it comes to biblical proclamation, Dr. Stephen Olford states that “there is only one thing that will take the place of great preaching and that is greater preaching!”
Anointed Expository Preaching will challenge the preacher in his personal life and his public preaching performance.
To appreciate the stature of a preacher and the nature of preaching, Anointed Expository Preaching by Stephen F. Olford is the book for you.
SOME COMMENTS ABOUT ANOINTED EXPOSITORY PREACHING
This book is deeply spiritual and yet intensely practical. This book also offers specific instructions to help preachers write, review and rehearse their sermons, exposing the eternal truths of Scripture and clarifying the themes of their message.
Furthermore, this book is a veritable encyclopedia for preachers and their preaching. It is filled with practical, pointed, and pertinent guidelines that are clothed in seasoned counsel and concern for restoring expository preaching to the place it ought to occupy in ministry.