Preaching the Atonement

Preaching the Atonement

by Peter Stevenson, Stephen Wright


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Preaching the Atonement explores some classic texts which throw light on the atonement. Each chapter focuses on a key Biblical passage, offering a theological commentary which will help both preachers and church members gain a deeper understanding of the atoning work of Christ. Each chapter contains a sermon on the chosen text, illustrating how these themes may be communicated to contemporary congregations. Seeking to be sensitive to the literary forms of the chosen texts, these sermons employ a range of homiletical strategies. The sermons are drawn from the works of preachers on both sides of the Atlantic. Preaching the Atonement assumes that the preacher's role is not to squeeze every passage of Scripture into the same mould. Each passage bears witness to another aspect of the many splendoured work of Christ; as the preacher invites the congregation to listen to the testimony of this cloud of biblical witnesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780567089991
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/01/2005
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Peter K. Stevenson is Director of Training and Tutor in Applied Theology and Open Learning at Spurgeon's College in London.

Stephen I. Wright is an Anglican priest and Tutor in Biblical Studies and Practical Theology at Spurgeon's College in London. He was formerly President of the College of Preachers in Nottingham.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgements and Abbreviations ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 The cost of a father's commitment: Genesis 22.1-19 1

Chapter 2 Taking away their iniquities: Leviticus 16.15-22 19

Chapter 3 The suffering of a servant: Isaiah 52.13-53.12 35

Chapter 4 The crucified God: Mark 15.25-39 55

Chapter 5 Forgiveness from the cross: Luke 23.32-43 71

Chapter 6 The Word became flesh: John 1.1-14 89

Chapter 7 The achievement of God's justice: Romans 3.21-26 105

Chapter 8 The reconciliation of the world: 2 Corinthians 5.11-6.2 121

Chapter 9 The decisive victory: Colossians 2.8-15 137

Chapter 10 The final sacrifice: Hebrews 9.11-14 157

Bibliography 173

Notes 181

Index of Names 199

Index of Subjects 201

Index of Biblical References 203

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