WHAT IS EXPOSITORY PREACHING
Expository preaching is that mode of Christian preaching that takes as its central purpose the presentation and application of the text of the Bible. All other issues and concerns are subordinated to the central task of presenting the biblical text. As the word of God, the text of Scripture has the right to establish both the substance and the structure of the sermon.
Genuine exposition takes place when the preacher sets forth the meaning and message of the biblical text and makes clear how the word of God establishes the identity and worldview of the church as the people of God. Al Mohler Steve Lawson
Al Molher said: The only form of authoritative of Christian preaching is expository preaching. According to the Bible exposition is preaching and preaching is exposition. Stop saying I prefer expository preaching or its the best kind of preaching. But what we should do is to explain what it is.
What do we mean when we say we believe in expository preaching? Simply this read the text, explain the test, reproof, correct, exhort, instruct patience teaching directly from text of the scriptures. If you are not doing that you are not preaching. John MacArthur.
LET US LOOK AT THE TERMS EXPOSITORY AND PREACHING Steven Lawson
Expository is the adjective and preaching is the noun.
Expository describes or explains a certain kind of preaching. It is biblical preaching.
The word expository means: Setting forth of the meaning or intent. the presentation of principle things. An explanation. Serving to expound, set forth, explain. Commentary. The art or technique of composing such discourses.
The definition of expository is something intended to explain or describe
It is the kind of preaching that is rooted and grounded in the word of God. And it explains what God means by what God says. It is God centered preaching. It opens up a text of Scripture and the preacher becomes the mouth piece for that text and he does three things.
One: Reads the Text
Two: Explains the Text
Three: Exhorts with the Text.
Give attention to reading: totally devote yourselves to the
To reading. To exhortation. To doctrine/teaching.
6. We are not free to reinvent preaching. We are not free to color outside the lines. This is the only approach to preaching.
7. Expository is : Biblical Exegetical, doctrinal, theological, profound, conative objective, it is definitive in its presentation of the word.
synonyms serving to explain: it opens up the meaning of the text and shows it relevance’s to t he life of the hearer.And heavy teaching originated : informative, descriptive, interpretive; elucidative, exegetic, explanative, explanatory, explicative, expositive, hermeneutic, hermeneutical, illustrative, interpretative, interpretive. teaching
8. It is the true Christian preaching.
9. It is explaining the text and giving the God intend meaning of the text and what it requires of us. It opens up the meaning of the text and shows it relevance’s to the live of the listener. It is heavily teaching orient.