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Prophetic Literature

How does a 21st century preacher learn to navigate, interpret, and then preach ancient Prophetic Literature? How can these culturally bound oracles and speeches apply today?

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Daniel I. Block

Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College Graduate School (Retired)
Dan retired as Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. He holds a BEd and a BA from the University of Saskatchewan, an MA in Old Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and a DPhil from the University of Liverpool in Liverpool, England. Dan preaches and teaches in many churches around the world. His publications include The Book of Ezekiel, The Gospel According to Moses, For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship, and many other books, commentaries, and essays.

Paul R. House

Professor, Beeson Divinity School

Paul is Associate Dean and Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He earned a BA from Southwest Baptist University, an MA from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and both an MDiv and a PhD from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A noted biblical scholar and Old Testament theologian, he has authored numerous works, including Old Testament SurveyOld Testament Theology and the Word Biblical Commentary on Lamentations.


Mike Bullmore

Senior Pastor, CrossWay Community Church

Mike serves as Senior Pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Bristol, Wisconsin. Mike earned a diploma in Bible and Theology at Moody Bible Institute and a BA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College. He then earned an MDiv and ThM from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, followed by a PhD in Rhetorical History and Criticism from Northwestern University. Prior to leading the launch of CrossWay Community Church in 1998, Mike served for 15 years as an Associate Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, as well as chairman of the Practical Theology Department at TEDS. He also serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition.


David Camera

Senior Pastor, River Oaks Church

David Camera is Senior Pastor of River Oaks Church in Lake Mary, Florida. He holds an MA in Theology from Wheaton College, an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a DMin from Westminster Theological Seminary. David is also a graduate of the Cornhill Training Course in London, England. He previously served on the pastoral staffs at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, Illinois.


Romell Williams, Jr.

Pastor, Lilydale Progressive Missionary Baptist Church

Romell Williams, Jr., serves as Pastor of The Progression Church (Lilydale Progressive Missionary Baptist) Church in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated at the historical Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, and is a graduate of Trinity International University. He is a speaker affiliated with Cutting It Straight, the Barnabas Brotherhood Conference, the Issachar Conference, the Bible Exposition Conference, and the Moody Bible Institute. Romell currently serves as the Associate Director of Workshops for the Charles Simeon Trust.


Juan Sanchez

Pastor, High Pointe Baptist Church

Juan has been the Senior Pastor at High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, since 2005. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds an MDiv, a ThM, and a PhD in systematic theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to training pastors in the United States, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, Juan is also a council member of The Gospel Coalition, a board member of Prédica Fiel, and served as the President of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. He is the author of 1 Peter for You.


Barry Webb

Research Fellow, Moore Theological College

Barry is a research fellow in Old Testament at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia where he has also served as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer since 1978 and held the post of Head of Old Testament Studies during 1991-2005. He has several academic degrees and credentials including a BA from Queensland, BDiv from London and PhD from Sheffield University. He also serves as an assistant editor for the Reformed Theological Review. He has written or edited numerous books and articles including the Bibles Speaks Today commentaries on Isaiah and Zechariah as well as Five Festal Garments: Christian Reflections on the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther.


James Seward

Senior Pastor, Maple Avenue Baptist Church

James Seward is Senior Pastor of Maple Avenue Baptist Church. Before that, he served as Associate Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Lindale, Texas. James completed his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago, where he was also part of the founding core of Holy Trinity Church and served as a pastoral intern under David Helm and Jon Dennis. He went on to complete a master’s degree in the Biblical Exegesis program at Wheaton College where he also served on the pastoral staff of College Church under Kent Hughes. James serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Charles Simeon Trust (Canada) and has been involved with the Workshops on Biblical Exposition for more than 20 years.


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How does a 21st century preacher learn to navigate, interpret, and then preach ancient Prophetic Literature? How can these culturally bound oracles and speeches apply today?
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Lesson 1

Preaching from the Major Prophets

Daniel I. BlockDaniel Block gives an instruction on how to handle the Major Prophets well in the pulpit.
Lesson 2

Structure in the Prophets

David CameraIn this lesson, David Camera shows how stanzas play an integral role in discerning structure in Prophetic Literature.
Lesson 3

Context in Prophetic Literature

Mike BullmoreIn this lesson, Mike Bullmore shows how to considering context helps us understand and teach Prophetic Literature.
Lesson 4

Finding Structure in Zechariah

Barry WebbIn this lesson, Barry Webb gives an overview of Zechariah.
Lesson 5

Preaching Christ from the Prophets

David CameraDave Camera argues that we must preach the gospel from the prophets, and then offers some strategies for how to do it rightly.
Lesson 6

Exposition 1: Isaiah 36-37

Romell Williams, Jr.Romell Williams Jr. challenges us to put our faith in God in his exposition of Isaiah 36-37.
Lesson 7

Exposition 2: Amos 6

Juan SanchezListen as Juan Sanchez confronts complacency in his exposition of Amos 6.
Lesson 8

Exposition 3: Nahum 1

James SewardIn this lesson, James Seward preaches Nahum 1: 1-8.
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Women's Exposition: Haggai 1

Colleen McFaddenIn this lesson, Colleen McFadden teaches from Haggai 1.
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Preaching from the Minor Prophets

Paul R. HouseIn this lesson, Paul House shares some principles for handling the Minor Prophets.
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Preaching from a Minor Prophet: Amos

Paul R. HouseIn this lesson, Paul House takes a look at Amos and works through a method for finding the themes for the book.
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Preaching Themes from the Major Prophets

Barry WebbIn this lesson, Barry Webb addresses some of the major themes found in the Major Prophets.
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Preaching from the Book of Ezekiel

Daniel I. BlockIn this instruction Dr. Daniel Block offers seven tips for preaching from Ezekiel well. 
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Exposition of Nahum

Mike Bullmore
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Exposition: Isaiah 65

David CameraDavid Camera proclaims the hope of God's new creation in his exposition of Isaiah 65.
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Exposition: Habakkuk 3:16-19

Paul R. HouseIn his exposition of Habakkuk 3:16-19, Paul House challenges us to wait with trust in the Lord -- even amidst severe trials.

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