Expository Preaching #1
Expository Preaching: General Overview
developed by Robert J. Young, D.Min.
Instructions: Study and become familiar with the following concepts.
I. Types of preaching concerning the way the Bible is used:
- A. Augmentation
- B. Illustration
- C. Documentation- frequently in Restoration; deductive; start with conclusion, then prove. It is often topical. Susceptible to abuse out of context. Common in cults.
- D. Exposition - the text structures the sermon with life implications for Christ-centered appl. realistically.
II. Exposition: What does the text say? What does it mean? What difference does it make?
- A. Negatives:
- 1. It takes time.
- 2. If done poorly it is boring.
- 3. Meets with resistance often.
- B. Benefits for preacher:
- 1. Decreases misuse of the Bible.
- 2. Keeps us balanced, away from hobbies.
- 3. Helps plan preaching.
- 4. Lowers suspicion concerning why text is preached.
- 5. Meets unseen needs.
- 6. More confidence in speaking the Word for God.
- 7. Gives opportunity to model Bible Study.
- C. Benefits for hearers:
- 1. Exposure to the Word.
- 2. Teaches God's Word in setting chosen by Spirit.
- 3. Feeds church and meets needs.
- 4. Teaches hearers to think contextually.
- 5. Introduces major themes of Scripture.
- 6. Teaches hearers how to study Bible.
- 7. Increased learning by involvement in discovering of truth.
Last updated February 23, 2001.