I recently had the opportunity to contribute a chapter to a new book on preaching called Serving God’s Words. Windows on Preaching and Ministry, edited by Paul A. Barker, Richard J. Condie, Andrew S. Malone (Nottingham, IVP, 2011) This stimulating volume was commissioned in honour of Dr. Peter Adam, who has just retired as Principal of Ridley College Melbourne. The book offers perspectives on preaching and ministry from selected biblical texts and reflections on theological and devotional issues. Two concluding studies examine significant examples from church history. My own contribution is a development and extension of work done over the years on the subject of Prophetic Preaching and the Book of Acts. Some of my preliminary work on this topic can be found on this website (Prophecy and Preaching in Acts).