Preaching is fuel for church life, but sometimes sermons can seem like they do not actually manage to propel anyone anywhere. That is certainly not the case for this collection of sermons from Geerhardus Vos. Vos was one of the great exegetes of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. He was born in the Netherlands and grew up in the Dutch Reformed tradition, but ended up teaching biblical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. This volume collects several sermons from Vos’ time at Princeton, mostly delivered at the seminary chapel.
These sermons show us what preaching can really be when a great mind who is well-trained and deeply passionate for Christ puts his efforts to the proclamation of God’s Word. Each sermon is full of exegetical insights that deal with the details of a passage but also tie the verses in question into the larger scope of the biblical canon, as well as full of theological explanation and practical application. They are at times deep and heavy, but the fruit from considering Vos’ points is immense. This is preaching at its best – a model for preachers and a feast for Christians.
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Harrison Perkins, London City Presbyterian Church