In a recent post on The Gospel Coalition, I joined Paul in charging pastors and teachers to preach the word (2 Timothy 4:2), which includes the Scriptures Paul would have been referring to in 2 Timothy 3:16––Jesus’s only Bible, the Old Testament. Along with this charge, I unpacked seven tips for preaching the Old Testament well.
Inside the article you will find these seven tips:
- Approach the Old Testament as Christian Scripture that God wrote to instruct us.
- Interpret the Old Testament with the same care you would the New Testament.
- Treat properly the testamental nature of the Old Testament.
- Remember the Old Testament is old.
- Read the Old Testament through the light and lens of Christ.
- Consider how to faithfully see and celebrate Christ in the Old Testament.
- When preaching from the New Testament, take time to consider how the authors are using their Bibles, whether through Old Testament allusion or citation.
For the podcast that overviews this same material, look here.