Preaching the Farewell Discourse was published in 2014 by B&H.Scott Kellum is an associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He also coauthored another fantastic book called The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown.
Preaching the Farewell Discourse is an extremely helpful book for pastors. It is a “walk-through” for teachers/pastors of the Word (pg. 2). This work discusses the importance of expository preaching and the attributes of expository preaching. In the case of the farewell discourse, it is located in the book of John. The author advocates that preachers and teachers should be familiar with the book of John, its overview, and understanding the focus in the text.
Kellum defends the importance of the Farewell Discourse, that it is the Word of God, and it should be preached. He gives helpful outlines for the pastor to equip him to preach the text faithfully. The structure of this work makes it very readable and comprehensive for the teacher to walk through in grasping the text. When you walk away from this book, you will grasp the text in John 13-17 more clearly which will be a benefit for you and your congregation. The appendixes are helpful as well. Kellum discusses how one will prepare for study and what should be discussed when going through a sermon series on the Farewell Discourse. Preaching the Farewell Discourse is a helpful, step-by-step, take of the text of John 13-17.
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Evan Knies is an undergraduate student at Boyce College where he studies Biblical and Theological Studies. He lives in Louisville, KY with his wife, Lauren. You can follow him on Twitter @Evan_Knies.