Principles of Preaching from the Book of Hebrews

You’re called to be a faithful and effective communicator of God’s Word. But what exactly are the core principles of a “biblical sermon”? Is there a model for us to follow? Or did God leave it up to us—his gospel ambassadors—to figure it out as we go?


It turns out that God did include a blueprint to guide us within the canon of Scripture—the Book of Hebrews. The Model Sermon will not only help you master the major preaching principles found in Hebrews—itself a sermon—but also offers practical steps to immediately apply each to your preaching.


You'll get a better grasp on the marks of a good sermon, down-to-earth ways to bolster your preaching, and inspiration to keep lifting up the person and work of Jesus Christ!

15 principles as a model for preaching today:

  • Getting out of the way
  • Showing them Jesus
  • Identifying with your people
  • Trusting the Holy Spirit
  • Making an appeal
  • And more
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR Clear direction and heart-felt inspiration for your preaching?


This book is readable and enjoyable. McKeen combines theory and practice in a manner that will surely bless preachers.
PATRICIA BATTEN Associate Director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
I wish I had this book when I was teaching preaching. This would have been the main textbook for all those classes.
STEVE BROWN Author, radio broadcaster, and host of Key Life
Jeremy, in practice, has become one of the best gospel preachers in Florida. Now here in writing, he delineates the key issues that help any preacher draw people to Christ.
AL BARTH Vice President of Global Catalyst, Redeemer City to City
Jeremy draws on the book of Hebrews to present wise, joy-filled guidance on the principles and practice of faithful biblical preaching and teaching. Take up and read-and see Jesus!
PAUL COPAN Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)
Grounded in the notion that Scripture not only provides content but also the structure for a sermon, McKeen offers a compelling appeal to see the book of Hebrews itself as a model sermon for today's pastor.
SCOTT MANOR President and Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Knox Theological Seminary
The broken and weary desperately need sacred truth to navigate through our cultural fog and gospel passion to animate them for missional living. This book will revitalize preachers to that end and I can't think of anything we need more.
RAY CORTESE Senior Pastor of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church


Is the Senior Pastor of First Congregational Church in Hamilton, MA. He has over a decade of church planting, preaching, and pastoral experience. He and his wife, Lindsay, have two kids who provide lots of sermon illustrations.