In light of what Scripture says about preachers and preaching, who would want to argue that an expository approach to preaching is anything less than a necessity?
Many sermons intend to be expositional, yet fall somewhat short.
The glory of God is the goal of all of life, isn’t it? Is there a goal in preaching that is unique to preaching?
What we are listening for when the Word is preached is not primarily “practical how-to advice.”
Whenever anything is substituted for the preaching of the Word, God’s authority is usurped.
These two lessons have impressed themselves upon me already concerning the preparation of expositional sermon series on a schedule.
So what do we make of narrative preaching?
Those who preach should preach their Bibles.
I want to approach the topic of application slightly differently: not only are there different kinds of hearers, there are also different kinds of application.
My greatest fear for the removal of authoritative preaching from the congregation is that the Scriptures themselves will cease to be treated as authoritative.