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Expository Sermon Outlines: Preaching in the Old Testament

PREACHING IN THE OLD TESTAMENT When one surveys the Scriptures for insight into the “ministry of the Word,” and is focused on preaching in the Old Testament the analysis can be etymological, biographical or even chronological. Preaching in the Old Testament: Etymology Etymologically, several key terms are important: • qohelet – Preacher (Ecc. 1:1,2,12; 7:27; 12:8,9,10) • basar – To tell good news (Ps. 40:9; Is. 61:1) • qara – To call or proclaim (Is. 61:1-2; 2 Kings 23:16; Jon. 3:2) • qeria – Preaching • nabi – Prophet, one who delivers an oracle from God. Occurs 309 times in OT. (Num. 11:25-29; Deut. 13:1, 18:20; Jer. 23:16) • roeh […]

Expository Preaching: The Passions of Expository Preachers

This article will be related to the Passions of Expository Preachers. Within the heart of every minister are motivational passions (the things that drive us). Books have been produced by the scads on the essential qualities of effective ministers. This is indeed true of of those who preach or teach the Word of God on a regular basis. And yet while it is true of us there are, in my opinion, three foundational passions that drive the work we do. Possess these and you will love the work. If, however, you don’t have them then you will likely struggle daily to even engage the ministry  of preaching. The Passions of […]

Expository Preaching Defined

Defining Expository Preaching In the video clip below three noted preachers and trainers of preachers discuss the importance and practice of delivering expository messages from God’s Word. Video features three Council members of The Gospel Coalition: Mike Bullmore, senior pastor, CrossWay Community Church in Bristol, Wisconsin; Bryan Chapell, president, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis; and David Helm, pastor, Holy Trinity Church, Chicago. See the full discussion here: See full discussion at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4Js5rkbpJI Defining Expository Preaching: Tony Guthrie’s Definition Expository Preaching is: “The oral proclamation of a properly interpreted passage of Scripture, in the power of the Holy Spirit, by a God-called messenger, to an assembled body, for the glory of […]

Welcome to Expository Preaching

Expository Preaching Welcomes You!   Are you looking for a GOOD website for Expository Preaching? Not just one that features some famous preacher or his opinions? Well, welcome to a site where you can actually learn the approach or enhance the skills you already have. On this site you will find articles on expository preaching BUT also video training and so much more. This site is practical and user-friendly … and best of all it is FREE teaching that is right from the seminary classroom. We hope this website is a blessing to you.    Expository Preaching – The Host and Teacher Tony Guthrie is a Professor of Preaching at […]

Characteristics of a Good Expository Message

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD EXPOSITORY MESSAGE Expository Preaching conveys the basic message of a biblical passage faithfully Hermeneutics – the biblical concern of the teacher    = FACTS Communicates this message well, using appropriate structure and features Homiletics – the practical concern of the preacher     = FORM 3.         Meets the real needs of the congregation, consistent with the purpose and function of the passage Human Need – the personal concern of the pastor        = FUNCTION For purposes of sermon preparation, however, the function of the biblical passage in its context and the application of the text to congregational needs should be considered before structuring the sermon. The order will, therefore, be facts, functions, and form.  DOING EXPOSITORY PREACHING Sam […]

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