I believe in expository preaching. I don’t think we should slavishly stick to one approach at all times, there are contexts when I think it is right to pick up on a theme, topic or character however, I believe that the primary content of our preaching diet should be expository. By this I mean that the preacher’s responsibility is to take the test and expound on it showing what it is saying and applying it to the congregation.
However, there is the risk that we can think we are doing expository preaching when we are not. Glen Scrivener makes the point far better than I can with humour and poetry here:
I want to suggest that it is not expository preaching if: Continue reading