Since preaching is God’s ordained means of disseminating truth, it is vital that Bible teachers preach well and congregations to listen well. This study of Jesus Christ’s preaching will assist both the preacher and the congregation in their quests to honor the Lord with their respective responsibilities in worship.
While there are many definitions and descriptions of preaching today, preaching like Jesus must be the unchanging standard for all who dare teach the Bible. Preaching fads come and go, yet the manner and method of the Lord’s preaching is always relevant, right and worthy to be emulated.
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Mike Abendroth was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1982. He was saved by God’s intervening grace in 1989. After his father died, he bought a study Bible and began reading it beginning with Genesis. Since then, Mike has been consumed with knowing what the Lord says in His Word. He graduated from The Master’s Seminary (M. Div., 1996) and became the pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church, West Boylston, Massachusetts (1997). Recently, he received his Doctorate of Ministry in Expository Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2006). Mike has been married to Kimberly for eighteen years and has three daughters, Hayley, Maddie and Gracie, and one son, Luke. He has been preaching expository sermons on a weekly basis for fifteen years. One of Mike’s passions is teaching men to teach the Bible expositionally and his Doctoral dissertation title is 'Training Laymen to Teach the Bible Expositionally'. He is an Adjunct Professor of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he teaches homiletics.
"Thoroughly biblical and intensely practical, this Christ-centered treatment on preaching deserves a place on every pastor's bookshelf." - John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California
"If you are not a preacher, read it, and then give it to your preacher." - Dr. Donald Whitney, Louisville, Kentucky.
"The greatest preacher of the written Word is, undoubtedly, the living Word Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. If we are commanded to walk as He walked, then surely we must preach as He preached. This is the central thrust of this well-developed book, Jesus: The Prince of Preachers, by Mike Abendroth. This work addresses what is surely the greatest need in the church today. Not merely more preaching is needed, but more preaching of a certain kindexpository preaching, especially the kind as demonstrated by the sovereign Head of the church, Jesus Christ. Abendroth takes great care to lay out the case that all preachers should model themselves after the ministry of the Lord Jesus Himself. If there was more preaching as this book calls for, the church would soon be restored to a state of spiritual health. Here is a book that is biblical, balanced, and bold in its presentation of truth. Read it and replicate it for the equipping of your ministry and the edification of the church." -Steve Lawson, Mobile, Alabama