Deuteronomy is probably not the first book any preacher would choose to preach, and yet Jesus quoted it regularly. It is the climax of the Pentateuch. It explains the fundamental categories of blessings and curse which explain the rest of Israel’s history up until exile and return. It offers up a choice for God’s people – life or death, blessing or curse. Moses exhorts the people to choose to love the Lord and obey him in response to his grace today. In his helpful guide Matt Fuller suggests ways preachers might want to tackle Deuteronomy and shows the important of preaching the book to Christians. He urges them to preach Deuteronomy as an urgent and passionate call to love the Lord wholeheartedly, to choose to love him each and every day. This series is designed to help the pastor/preacher, a small group leader or a youth worker teach their way through a Biblical book. It will help you in planning and executing a lesson advising on background, structure, key points and application.
Matt Fuller is the vicar at Christ Church Mayfair where he has been since it was planted 20 years ago. He’s authored various books but this one took the longest because Deuteronomy really is a treasure. He’s thankful for every church and conference he’s preached at in the last few years being willing to hear sermons on it!
Matt’s pointers for application at the end of each chapter are very realistic, making this one of the most useful books for preachers I have come across. Deuteronomy needs to be preached (it’s as much about ‘heart’ as ‘law’), and preachers will not find a better guide. -Jeremy McQuoid, Teaching Pastor, Deeside Christian Fellowship, Aberdeen, Scotland and Chair of Council, Keswick Ministries
… gives a very helpful analysis of the whole book and his comments on individual passages are penetrating and concise and never lose sight of practical application. I hope this will lead to many more sermons on this magnificent but often neglected book. -Bob Fyall, Pastor, Preacher and Old Testament Scholar
Deuteronomy was—and still is—a passionate burst of preaching. Matt Fuller’s book provides the warm and wise insights that preachers need and love. It’s exegetically faithful, thoroughly applied and leaves you convinced of Deuteronomy’s key place in the Bible’s big message. -Burk Parsons, Director of the Centre for Preaching and Pastoral Ministry, Sydney Missionary and Bible College, Sydney, Australia