Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Practical article on expository preaching

More and more I value expository preaching over topical sermons. Here's a fine little article by John Samson on the hows and whys of expository sermons (HT: Stronger Church).


Blogger R U S S said...

Topical sermons have their place, but I'm with you. I don't think I have done a topical sermon since 2001.

b blessed

2:39 PM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

I agree, Russ. Thanks for your comments.

7:46 PM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Unknown said...

Although I am preaching through the Bible text by text (about 1/3 of the way after 15 years), expository vs topical is a little bit of a false dichotomy. A good expository sermon will focus on one main topic and it is possible to preach an expository topical sermon by expositing several texts that deal with a single topic. The key is exegetical vs eisegetical: when I address a text I have no idea what I'm going to preach on until I study the passage and a theme emerges from the text. When on rare occasions I preach topically (such as Easter Sunday) I pretty much know what I'm going to say ahead of time and find the texts to back it up. A little of that, if you know your Bible, is OK (SS teachers do it all the time) but a steady diet of it leads to a preaching of the preacher's personal biases.

11:48 PM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Good points, Mark.

8:07 AM, April 12, 2006  

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