Recently I was invited to share on the topic of “Preaching Deuteronomy” with Dr. Jason K. Allen, President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, on his Preaching and Preachers podcast.
In this episode I had the chance to share why preachers should preach through Deuteronomy, what theological challenges we face in the book, how we can make much of Christ from this law. I also give some starting points for preachers who want to begin preaching Deuteronomy, along with helpful resources. The specific topics are as follows:
- A brief introduction to my ministry at Bethlehem College & Seminary
- A brief discussion on my love for the Old Testament
- Why pastors should preach through Deuteronomy
- How Deuteronomy shapes the trajectory of salvation history
- Key exegetical or theological difficulties that preachers should be aware of before preaching through Deuteronomy
- How preachers can Preach Christ from Deuteronomy
- Helpful resources pastors can use when they preach through Deuteronomy
- Concluding encouragement for pastors concerning preaching through Deuteronomy
For more on my approach to Deuteronomy, see the following:
- “From Condemnation to Righteousness: A Christian Reading of Deuteronomy,” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 18.3 (2014): 87–118.
- Lectures on Deuteronomy and other resources
For preachers who would like to preach the Old Testament, along with anyone who wants to feel more equipped studying the Old Testament and applying it to their life, see my How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology (P&R Publishing, 2017), a great place to start your study. For an in-depth look at each book in the Old Testament, check out What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible (Kregel, 2013).
You can download the audio from the podcast here: