Southern Bible College & Seminary
Tuesday, March 28, 2023


Biblical Preaching
Haddon W. Robinson
Baker Academic, 2nd Edition - 2002
ISBN #0-8010-2262-2
1. Who made the following statement?  "They have been the best of times and the worst of times."
2. Why does preaching receive low grades?
3. For some preachers this becomes more alluring than the Gospel Message:
4. To who does preaching stand as the event through which God works?
5. Why is there a need for expository preaching?
6. What is the major tool of communication by which God addresses individuals?
7. Through the preaching of the Bible, God desires to accomplish what two things?  (II Tim. 3:15-17)
8. Name the style of preaching that best carries the force of Divine Authority:
9. Give the writers working definition of expository preaching:
10. How does R.H. Montgomery describe expository preaching?
11. The writer said that it's richness is mined only through what two things?
12. The definition also emphasizes what?
13. Who stated in his book "True Spirituality" that the great battles take place in the realm of thought?
14. The authority behind expository preaching resides in what?
15. What does the term "ex cathedra" mean?
16. What did Henry D. Thoreau state in regard to matching the sermon to the text?
17. The writer goes on to say that hte truth must be applied to what?
18. Who described preaching as "truth poured through personality?"
19. Bishop William A. Quayle had what in mind when he rejected the standard definitions of homiletics?
20. As we study our Bible, what happens to us?
21. As we prepare expository sermons, what happens?
22. Who said that the Bible is the supreme preacher to the preacher?
23. Give a common homiletical cookbook recipe:
24. (Finish this statement) Ultimately God is more interested in developing ......
25. Expositors think in what three areas?
26. What is it that gives expository preaching purpose?
27. Boring sermons almost always evoke two major complaints. What are they?
28. Summation: We have preached expository sermons when we have accomplished what three things?
29. Give the definition at the end of chapter one.
Chapter 2
30. Donald G. Miller, in a chapter devoted to the heart of biblical preaching insisted what?
31. Give the segment written from J.H. Jowett's Yale lecture on preaching.
32. Explain from chapter two the definition of an idea using the Greek word?
33. What did William Bryan Key say about a Madion Avenue doctrine?
34. An idea consists of what two essential elements?
35. What is it that dangles as an open-ended question?
36. In chapter two from the excerpt of Psalms 117 what is the Psalmist talking about?
37. At the end of chapter twogive to us the New Concepts, definitions, and complete the exercises.
Chapter 3
38. What two conclusions emerge from the fact that expositors go about their work in different ways?
39. What are the three stages in the preparation of the eexpository sermon? Explain each.
40. In stage two if you cannot state a subject, what might be hindering you from doing so? (Give all four)
41. Give from stage three the nifty verse of six faithful friends that helps to narrow the subject.
42. From stage three give the 10 questions that should be raised when trying to understand a story.
43. When interpreting poetry what four questions are worth considering?
44. From the end of chapter three give the New Concepts and each of the definitions.
Chapter 4
45. Expositors must be involved in what three worlds?
46. To develop a thought we must do one or more of three things. Give the three things listed in Chapter four.
47. Give and explain the three developmental questions with examples from Scripture.
48. Donald Grey Barnhouse works with the question of validity while expounding John 14:12. Give the analogy that he used to establish the truth of his explanation.
49. What important truth did Cynddylan Jones state in Chapter four?
50. Give the thing that was puzzling to C.S. Lewis in Chapter four.
51. Give the five questions from chapter four that help us discover the author's theological purpose.
52. What was J. Daniel Baumann's observation?
53. What questions help us to test the accuracy of our application?
54. The Bible is a book about who?
55. When you study a Biblical text there are at least four questions you want to ask of a passage. Give the four questions.
56. (Complete this paragraph) To apply a passage, therefore, you need to see what................
 57. What questions should you ask yourself when thinking about specific ways a Biblical truth about God and people would work out in experience?
 58. Develop the following text using the three developmental questions on page 97 (Psalms 71:17-18).
59. At the end of Chapter four state the new concepts, definitions, and complete all of the exercises.
Chapter 5
60. According to chapter five who preached a sermon on Exodus 13:17-18?
61. What was his idea?
62. Give the four general suggestions for framing a homiletical idea.
63. A.W. Dale's wife asked him what question after delivering his sermon to her?
64. No matter how brilliant or Biblical a sermon may be without this it is not worth preaching.
65. On page 107 A.W. Tozer speaks a perceptive word to all of us.
66. According to George Sweazey what is the distinguishes between a sermon and an essay?
67. Paul told Timothy that you accomplish purpose through what 4 things? Give the four.
68. Give the seven purposes stated in measurable terms.
69. David Smith describes a sermon in what way?
70. Give the three definitions at the end of this chapter.
71. Samuel Johson observed what?
72. There are three main developmental questions that helps us relate the exegesis to the audience. What are the three questions?
73. Give one well worn formula for sermon development from chapter six.
74. In chapter six the author states that the outline is for who's benefit?
75. The outline serves the preacher in what four ways?
76. Outlines usually at least consist of what three things? Describe each one.
77. Give the nine definitions at the end of  chapter six.
78. What is a restatement? and give its purpose.
79. Give Peter Marshall's example of a restatement in chapter seven.
80. Give Earl F. Palmer's explanation of the Greek word "eros"
81. According to the writer in chapter seven "Narration" means what? and is a half brother to who?
82. To illustrate means what according to its etymology?
83. Give the five levels of illustrations. And which level do you believe is most effective and why?
84. Set up a system to organize your sermons and illustrations.
85. Give the definitions at the end of chapter seven.
86. What is the introduction?
87. An effective introduction does what? Explain.
88.  An effective introduction uncovers what? Explain.
89. An effective introduction introduces something? what is it? Explain
90. An effective introduction may also exhibit what other characteristics?
91. How important is the conclusion according to this writer in chapter eight?
92. What is a summary? and when is it usually given?
93. State what William E. Sangster says about the conclusion.
94. Give the definitions at the end of this chapter.
95. What does Francis Bacon say about the person who writes out their sermons?
96. Transitions serve as what? to point out where the sermon has been and where it is going?
97. What seven charateristics of style should you try to cultivate? Describe each one.
98. In what three ways can you shun the sin of boring people?
99. The effectiveness of our sermons depends on what two factors?
100. Our nonverbal language has strategic inportance in public speaking. When we address a congregation, what three different networks operate at the same time?
101. What observations did Edward T. Hall make concerning our nonverbal language?
102. What are some nonverbal factors in delivery to which we should give our attention?
103. Your assigned instructor will now arrange to listen to a sermon delivered by you in a live assembly. Your instructor will grade your live sermon on the following criteria:  1. Delivery & Style i.e. Voice, Pace, Grammar, Use of Language, Posture, Gestures, Eye Contact, Attire, and attitude.   2. Content  i.e. Faithfulness to Biblical Text, Basic overall content, Introduction, Conclusion, Transition points, Use of illustrations, and use of material other than Scripture text.   This evaluation will count 50% of your grade.
1-5  (1) Excellent     (2) Good     (3) Average     (4) Poor     (5) Unsatisfactory