Preparation and Delivery of Sermons

With Dr. Bryan Chapell

This is the foundational course in the Christ-Centered Preaching series. With principles for expository preaching, standard sermon structures, and methods for engaging listeners, this is the best course to start you down the road of learning to preach or refreshing your thoughts on principles and methods that best communicate God’s Word. . .




Here's What You'll Learn

“Prep and Del” is a contemporary introduction to the basics of “classic” sermon construction and delivery.  This online course will provide time-tested and readily-accessible tools, structures, and concepts that have been used by faithful preachers across centuries and in many cultures.

Through Prep and Del, you will. . .

  • Learn how to explain the word of God with accuracy, clarity and conviction so people are changed by the grace of the gospel, and not by any human eloquence or technique.
  • Understand that there are only 4 ways to explain any text, and how to do each effectively.
  • Learn how to construct conclusions that don’t just summarize your message, but drive it home with Gospel conviction.
  • Learn how to construct sermon introductions that are engaging and lead people directly into the truth of God’s Word that helps them deal with daily struggles they recognize.
  • Learn how to construct effective illustrations that compliment God’s Word.

  • Most of all, you’ll learn how to motivate people by the grace of the gospel that pervades Scripture and empowers believers.




About Dr. Bryan Chapell

Dr. Bryan Chapell is pastor of the historic Grace Presbyterian Church, President Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary, and a faculty member of both national and international seminaries. He is an internationally renowned preacher, teacher, and speaker, and the author of many books, including Unlimited Grace, Each for the Other, Holiness by Grace, Praying Backwards, The Gospel According to Daniel, The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach, Christ-centered Worship, 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 and power of God's grace in his expository messages and in his pastoral training, since the grace of the gospel is the ultimate motivation and enablement for transformed lives of holiness and joy.

"Dr. Chapell is not only a highly effective homiletician, he is also a tremendous practitioner. He not only teaches preaching effectively, he can preach with tremendous effect! Once again, I am grateful for how this work has blessed my teaching ministry for nearly 25 years. I shudder to think what kind of homiletic pilgrimage I would have had if this book was not available to me almost a quarter of a century ago. "

Dr. Robert Smith, Jr.
Charles T. Carter Baptist, Chair of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School Samford University

"The mentoring Dr. Chapell has provided [me] has influenced my leadership more than any other homiletical seminar or principle I have ever experienced and has left its mark on our church. I am convinced that redemptive Christ-centered preaching is the greatest need in our churches today as we together serve the gospel and build the kingdom of God in our various contexts. "

Stephen Zarrilli
Executive Pastor of Campuses, Woodside Bible Church

"Dr. Bryan Chapell has provided a solid yet contemporary approach to expository preaching, something that is much needed in today's congregations. I share with him the belief that contemporary congregations are open to expository preaching models provided they are done well and with an emphasis on practical application. Chapell offers exactly such a model, and I recommend it with enthusiasm. In fact, I plan to use this material when I teach expository preaching."

Michael Duduit
Editor, Preaching

"I am favorably impressed. "

J.I. Packer
Professor Emeritus of Theology, Regent College

"Chapell is a thoughtful, balanced, and helpful guide to what expository preaching. . . can be, and needs to be again. Any seminarian or preacher, however long in the ministry, can profit. "

James M. Boice
Former pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

"Christ is the message of preachers, and Dr. Bryan Chapell's teaching will enable preachers to lift him up in ways that will change lives. "

Steve Brown
professor of preaching, Reformed Theological Seminary

"Whether you're just starting out in Bible college or have been in the pulpit for many years, this seminal content. . . can help you grow in your preaching ministry. I know that my teaching and preaching ministry would not exist without the help of
Bryan Chapell. "

Julius J. Kim
Dean of Students and Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary, California




22 video sessions (equivalent to an entire seminary-level class.)

On-demand. View at your convenience.

Downloadable worksheets for each session.






Unlimited access to:

• All online courses 
(Including this course)
• Exclusive Workshops
• "Office Hours" with Bryan Chapell





Unlimited access to:

• All online courses 
(Including this course)
• Exclusive Workshops
• "Office Hours" with Bryan Chapell


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