How Can I Begin to Teach the Bible?

By David R. Helm

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How Can I Begin to Teach the Bible?

By David R. Helm

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Concise, Easy-to-Understand Guide Prepares You to Confidently Teach the Bible in Churches, Small Groups, Schools, and More

If you have been called to teach Scripture—whether in a large church service or a small Bible study—it’s important to approach the task with proper principles, preparation, and presentation. But where should you start? This brief guide offers proven tips for delivering memorable, gospel-centered messages.

Written by pastor David Helm, How Can I Begin to Teach the Bible? presents easily applicable tips for new pastors and Bible teachers as well as experienced leaders who are searching for a better way to create and communicate lessons. Helm demonstrates how to identify the structure and context of biblical passages and use them to shape theologically rich messages. He also shows you how to highlight the gospel in every talk; avoid predictable, lengthy sermons; and more to develop Christ-centered messages that effectively reach the hearts of your audience. 

  • Brief, Accessible Resource: Easy-to-share guide answers important, commonly asked questions about teaching the Bible
  • Biblical and Christ-Centered: Equips Christians with the confidence, convictions, and preparation they need to effectively share God’s word with others
  • Practical Guidance: A great resource for new and experienced church pastors, as well as Bible study leaders, teachers, and Christian speakers

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David R. Helm

David R. Helm (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) serves as senior pastor of Christ Church Chicago. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors for the Charles Simeon Trust, an organization that promotes practical instruction in preaching. He is the coauthor (with Jon Dennis) of The Genesis Factor; a contributor to Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching; and the author of The Big Picture Story Bible and 1–2 Peter and Jude in the Preaching the Word commentary series.

Product Details

Category: Christian Living
Church Ministry
Evangelism & Missions
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 64
Size: 4.0 in x 7.0 in
Weight: 1.48 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-9147-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-9147-1
ISBN-UPC: 9781433591471
Case Quantity: 172
Published: August 06, 2024


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