What’s the big deal about Expositional Preaching?
As part of our Reading Plan for 2020, we’re going to highlight resources around the monthly theme. In January, we’re unpacking Expositional Preaching. Dive in:
- For helpful pointers on the necessity of expositional preaching, read this article from David King.
- Mike Bullmore unpacks the biblical case for expositional preaching.
- Phil Newton walks us through how to preach expositional sermons to uneducated hearers.
- Mike Gilbart-Smith describes 12 kinds of imposter sermons.
- Matthew Martens highlights two kinds of sermons that appear expositional but really aren’t.
- Mark Dever reminds us that expositional sermons are a picture of salvation.
- In this short video, Eric Bancroft considers the importance of expositional preaching.
- Brad Wheeler answers the question, “Why should we prioritize expositional preaching?“
- In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark Dever & Jonathan Leeman discuss expositional preaching.
- Listen to Mark Dever’s conversation with David Helm, or this conversation with Dick Lucas.
- Garret Kell & Mark Dever consider the art & practice of preaching here.
- Do we see examples of expositional preaching in the Bible?
- How does expositional preaching differ from other kinds of preaching?
- What is an “expositional” sermon?
- How do you do expositional preaching poorly?
Expositional Preaching (David Helm) — In addition to offering practical, step-by-step guidance for preachers, this short book will equip all of us to recognize good preaching when we hear it. Translations available: Arabic | Chinese | French | German | Hindi | Korean | Polish | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish
Preach: Theology Meets Practice (Mark Dever & Greg Gilbert) — A helpful book which explains how God exercises divine power through the Word. The authors give practical advice on how pastors can decide what texts to preach on, how to prepare and outline their sermons, and how to deliver and review those presentations.
Word-Centered Church (Jonathan Leeman) — When churches center everything they do on God’s Word—when the pulpit ministry gives direction to every aspect of the church’s life—growth happens God’s way. God’s Word is what creates the church, and it’s what sustains it, too.
Hearing God’s Word: Expositional Preaching (Bobby Jamieson) — This series explores the biblical foundations of key aspects of the church, helping Christians to live out those realities as members of a local body. (Available in Spanish.)