Bryan Chapell, Ph.D. is Senior Pastor of the historic Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL and President Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Chapell is an internationally renowned preacher, teacher, and speaker, and the author of many books, including Each for the Other, Holiness by Grace, Praying Backwards, The Gospel According to Daniel, The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach, and Christ-Centered Preaching, a preaching textbook now in multiple editions and many languages that has established him as one of this generation’s foremost teachers of homiletics.
Dr. Chapell is passionate about sharing the truth of God’s grace with others, since it provides the freedom and fuel for transformed lives of joy and peace.
He and his wife, Kathy, have four adult children, a growing number of grandchildren, and lives rich with friends, fishing and faith.
Write a Sermon Introduction (not a Scripture Introduction) and Proposition for the passage you previously outlined. It should be a human interest account that leads to your proposition. Underline the key terms of both clauses of the proposition. Underline the FCF. Note the other components of the introduction, using the model on Christ-Centered Preaching, 245–246 as a guide.