Thursday, February 8, 2007

Biblical Preaching

Any preachers in the house?

I've been reading some things about "expository preaching". Here's a definition:

"Expository preaching is the communication of a biblical concept, derived from and transmitted through a historical, grammatical, and literary study of a passage in its context, which the Holy Spirit first applies to the personality and experience of the preacher, then through the preacher, applies to the hearers." (Biblical Preaching, Haddon W. Robinson, 2001: p.21).

If you're a preacher, why don't you reflect on how often you preach an expository message. I found for myself that I have preached many topical sermons that choose to take a little bit of scripture to fit what I'm trying to say. Why don't I use passages of scripture and then preach from then? Maybe its harder. Maybe some of us don't believe in the power of the scripture we are reading, therefore we don't preach from it. Hard self challenge to do. Maybe the reason I do so much topical preaching is because I need an even more powerful revelation of the power of the Word of God. Hmm... probably very important for me to have, considering I am studying to become an officer in the Salvation Army.

Let me know your thoughts.

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