Expository Preaching

by | Jul 2, 2023 | Marks of a Healthy Church, Sermon Archive

This sermon is in a series on Marks of a Healthy Church, inspired by Mark Dever’s book, 9 Marks of a Healthy Church.

Main Point: The 1st Mark of a Healthy Church is a commitment to Expositional Preaching

I. What is Expositional Preaching?
“Preaching that takes for the point of a sermon the point of a particular passage
of Scripture” – Mark Dever

“First, expository preaching is text-driven. That is to say, the expositor must start with a text of Scripture and stay with that text throughout the sermon. He must say what the text says and promise what the text promises. He must warn where the text warns and he must offer what the text offers. In expository preaching, the preacher is the mouthpiece for a text of Scripture. The preacher has nothing to say apart from the Word of God” – Steve Lawson 

II. Why is Expositional Preaching vital to the health of a local church?

“The aim of his exposition is to help you eat and digest biblical truth that will make your spiritual bones more like steel, double the capacity of your spiritual lungs, make the eyes of your heart dazzled with the brightness of the glory of God and awaken the capacity of your soul for kinds of spiritual enjoyment you didn’t even know existed” – John Piper

Expositional Preaching (2 Timothy 4:1-5)

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