There is still a hunger for and an appreciation of expository preaching. In Firm Foundations: Over 200 Examples of How to Structure a Sermon, Peter Grainger caters to this hunger by providing a living example for faithful, expository preaching. Firm Foundations includes over 200 examples of how to structure a sermon, drawn from both the Old and New Testaments. Additionally, the book includes descriptions on preaching a whole book, a verse, a topical series, a psalm, and contains recommended books for further study. The meat of the book are the 200 example outlines designed to help experienced and new pastors alike. These example lessons could also be used in personal Bible study.
Originally written in 2003, this expanded edition contains 50 additional outlines and other expanded content. To view the book’s introduction and table of contents, and for ordering information, visit the book’s product detail page at ChristianFocus.com.
About the Author:
Peter Grainger directs “2 Timothy 4”, a Trust set up to strengthen Scottish preaching through teaching, mentoring and workshops. He previously served as Senior Pastor of Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh for 17 years. Peter Grainger also spent 20 years working with Wycliffe Bible Translators in India, Pakistan and Nigeria.
Praise for Firm Foundations:
“Peter Grainger’s Firm Foundations sounds a loud and clear note for lively, imaginative, Bible-based, Christ-centered preaching. These principles and patterns will prove as helpful to the seasoned expositor as they will to the fledgling pastor. I commend it enthusiastically.” ~ Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
“…a glimpse into the mind and heart of someone who expounds Scripture well in his setting. Like a good sermon illustration, the specificity of this book, with its many introductions and outlines, helps us who preach imagine how we could craft our sermons and sermon series that are equally faithful to Scripture.” ~ Greg Scharf, Associate Professor and Chair of Practical Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois
“Both aspiring and established preachers are intrigued to know how other preachers go about their task. While each individual must develop an entirely personal style and approach, none can fail to be stimulated in the right direction by what this book provides. It fills a definite gap in contemporary books on preaching.” ~ Derek Prime, Author and former pastor of Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh
“This is not a volume of instant sermon solutions! Preaching is work. Firm Foundations is another valuable tool for the workshop.” ~ Bev Savage, Former General Secretary of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches