#153 | Vital Statistics for Biblical Preaching [PODCAST]

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  • Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. 

    In this episode, H.B. discusses the importance of getting the vital statistics of a book of the Bible before you study individual texts in that book. 

    Here’s the principle: A proper introduction to the book leads to a proper interpretation of the text. 

    What vital statistics should you discover? 

    1. The Author
    2. The Audience or Recipients 
    3. Date of Writing 
    4. Place of Writing 
    5. Key Terms
    6. Key Verses 
    7. Key Persons 
    8. Key Places 
    9. The Occasion 
    10. The Point or Purpose 
    11. The Doctrinal Themes 
    12. The Structure 
    13. View of Christ 
    14. Special Characteristics 
    15. Textual Difficulties 
    16. Theological Significance 

    NOTE: You can get this introductory material by carefully reading and rereading the book of the Bible. Your reading can be aided by Bible dictionaries/encyclopedias, Study Bibles, OT/NT Introductions, or Commentaries.


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    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.