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Sidney Greidanus is well known for his work on preaching Christ from the Old Testament. He is the author of Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: A Contemporary Hermeneutical MethodPreaching Christ from GenesisPreaching Christ from Ecclesiastes, and Preaching Christ from Daniel.

In this video Rachel Bomberger, Internet Marketing Manager at Eerdmans, asks Greidanus the following questions:

  1. Why are preachers reluctant to preach from the Old Testament [4:02]
  2. Why should preachers not shy away from preaching Old Testament texts? [5:12]
  3. How does the book of Daniel show up in the Gospels? [6:00]
  4. How can we tackle harder Old Testament texts Christologically? [6:50]
  5. What are some specific examples in the book of Daniel of how a preacher might preach Christologically? [8:20]
  6. What are some common mistakes preachers make in preaching from Daniel and other Old Testament books? [11:48]
  7. What final words of wisdom do you have for preachers and those in training? [14:12]

His closing advice to preachers?

  1. Preach the main themes of Scripture.
  2. Preach the gospel from the difficult and controversial books of the Old Testament.