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Is this a good argument for expository preaching #43142
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:58 PM
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In arguiing for expository sermons over topical sermons, even though some topics need addressing in a particular church, I want to say that people will forget topical sermons after several weeks, but hearing expository sermons over time will eventually help them to know their Bibles and they will be able to comprehend a biblical worldview.

What do you think of this argument?


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Re: Is this a good argument for expository preaching [Re: John_C] #43148
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John,

It would help if you could define "expository sermons". grin


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Re: Is this a good argument for expository preaching [Re: Pilgrim] #43149
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I'm sure their are different definitions and different ways of preaching expositionally.

I'm thinking of preaching through a book at a time - from start to finish. I've seen some who goes slower through a book than others. Some may take a couple of verses a week (or less) while others may take an entire passage.

SMAP is the method in studying the Bible that I am most familiar with. And, expository preaching lends itself to that approach.
S - What does it say
M - What does it mean
A - What are some applications
P - How to put it into practice.

I think preaching through a book teaches the congregation to think of a particular teaching in context; and maybe more importantly, they will learn to use the same method in their own private study. I even go so far as to say that they will be more likely to study their bibles after being exposed to expository preaching. Those who are not familiar with expositional preaching will tend to find a study book for their studies, instead of plowing through a book of the Bible.

Does that help with the definition, or were you looking for a more detailed, technical definition?


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Re: Is this a good argument for expository preaching [Re: John_C] #43150
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John,

Your definition helps me to understand your question better. Yes, I have heard "expository preaching" defined in that manner, i.e., preaching through a book of the Bible or a chapter. I have always understood it to mean preaching a text in context, i.e., exposing the meaning and applying it whether it was one verse or several.

I would tend to agree that preaching through a book of the Bible could help the congregation to understand how to read, study and interpret the Bible properly IF the expositor is faithful to the text... AND he also uses the "Analogy of Faith", i.e., comparing Scripture with Scripture so that no text is isolated from the whole of God's Word.

I also believe that there is a definite place and need for "Thematic/Topical Preaching". This is akin to Systematic Theology which takes the Bible as a whole in regard to what it teachings on a particular subject.

Thus, I could not give one method precedence over another and I certainly would not want to limit preaching to one to the exclusion of the other. grin

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Re: Is this a good argument for expository preaching [Re: Pilgrim] #43154
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Absolutely agreed. I think that preaching from the pulpit should ordinarily be expository (preaching through a book of the bible at a time), but must every so often include topical preaching when events or need call for it.

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