"Big Idea" Resources

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Daniel | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jan 26 2018 12:07 AM

Many preaching books that I've read have talked about identifying one "big idea" for the passage at hand. I'm thinking here especially of Haddon Robinson's "exegetical idea," which is used for forming the "homiletical idea" of the sermon.

Are there any resources (preferably on Logos, of course) that attempt to identify a concise main idea for each biblical passage?

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Kenibell | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 26 2018 2:15 AM

What kind of logo you are looking for?

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Nicholas Roland | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 26 2018 4:52 AM

They are fairly brief, but the Holman New Testament Commentaries are organized around a Haddon Robinson style Main Idea and Supporting Ideas for each passage. I have found them helpful for that purpose. Unfortunately, it looks like the Old Testament set is not in Logos yet. The Zondervan Exegetical Commentaries also attempt concise main idea statements as well.

https://www.logos.com/product/3409/holman-new-testament-commentary

https://www.logos.com/products/search?q=Zondervan+exegetical

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Lonnie Spencer | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 26 2018 6:55 AM

Daniel:

Many preaching books that I've read have talked about identifying one "big idea" for the passage at hand. I'm thinking here especially of Haddon Robinson's "exegetical idea," which is used for forming the "homiletical idea" of the sermon.

Are there any resources (preferably on Logos, of course) that attempt to identify a concise main idea for each biblical passage?

Kent Edwards Mobile Ed course will "Teach" you how to do it. https://www.logos.com/product/45310/mobile-ed-cm103-invitation-to-biblical-preaching-ii-preaching-biblical-sermons He walks you through the whole process with lots of practice. It costs about the same as you would spend on the two commentary sets suggested here.

There is no easy work around. I own the ZECNT and it does suggest the "main idea" but it is no where in a preaching form that Haddon Robinson or Edwards describe. The only way I know how to do it is with a lot of practice. Edwards suggests it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to master something. Go buy a spiral notebook, have a daily devotional, read a bible text, and write down the big idea. Do it everyday. And then you will have a boat load of big ideas for sermons in the future.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 26 2018 7:45 AM

Kenibell:

What kind of logo you are looking for?

He didn’t get the joke 😂ðŸĪŠðŸĪĄ

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 26 2018 1:36 PM

Daniel:

Many preaching books that I've read have talked about identifying one "big idea" for the passage at hand. I'm thinking here especially of Haddon Robinson's "exegetical idea," which is used for forming the "homiletical idea" of the sermon.

Are there any resources (preferably on Logos, of course) that attempt to identify a concise main idea for each biblical passage?

1. https://www.logos.com/product/43200/the-big-idea-of-biblical-preaching-connecting-the-bible-to-people

2. https://www.logos.com/product/146462/teach-the-text-commentary-series Each unit includes the big idea.

3. https://www.logos.com/product/15107/study-notes-on-the-holy-scriptures

Remember to do your own studying too 👍😁👌

DAL

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Daniel | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 26 2018 3:27 PM

Thank you all for your suggestions!

Looking at sample pages, Teach the Text and ZECNT have exactly what I was looking for.

It's too bad that they are still incomplete, and quite pricey. Maybe I'll have to keep doing the hard work myself. Wink

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Richard J. Ward | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 26 2018 4:05 PM

The Chris-Centered Exposition series has a “Main Idea” section for every passage: https://vyrso.com/products/search?q=Exalting+Jesus+

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 26 2018 5:00 PM

Daniel:

Thank you all for your suggestions!

Looking at sample pages, Teach the Text and ZECNT have exactly what I was looking for.

It's too bad that they are still incomplete, and quite pricey. Maybe I'll have to keep doing the hard work myself. Wink

Unfortunately, the Teach the Text series will not get finished. Only a few more will make it, the rest got canceled:

http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/bakerbooks/teach-the-text-series/continuity-release-order

DAL

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Kenibell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 30 2018 7:03 PM

May be I didn't catch it up.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 31 2018 6:48 AM

I still have my fingers crossed for the Holman OT commentaries

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