Expository preaching takes a passage of scripture and explains its meaning, closely following Ezra’s method of Nehemiah 8:1-12, “So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading” (Neh 8:8). A single, specific passage promotes exegesis (drawing out the meaning) and limits eisegesis (inserting one’s own ideas). Since Jesus ordered His ministers to preach the word (II Tim 4:2), and since the Holy Spirit wrote each passage, pastor and people are led to consider subjects useful to both as the church of God.
The greatest threat to the kingdom of Jesus Christ today is carnal, compromising, effeminate, and worldly Christianity. False teachers promote it on every side. The cure is simple, but few ministers will use it, since most hearers are demanding fables and entertainment instead. The importance of this prophecy cannot be overstated. You are living in the fulfillment of the perilous times!
Whose will determined your salvation? When did God choose to save you? Why did He save you? How is it described in this glorious chapter? Here the sovereignty of God is lifted very high with the marvelous gifts of election and predestination.
Two Parables Explained
Jesus used these two parables against His generation, but they contain sober warnings for us Gentiles also. Learn the truth of an often neglected subject; learn how to interpret parables; apply the lesson to your life.
Sojourning Here in Fear
The world says, No Fear! But Peter warned you to fear God, and he explained what that means and how you can do it properly for God's blessing. We do not face the temptations his audience faced, but we face our own of carnal temptations.
Though God spared Nineveh, a capital city of the Assyrian Empire, through Jonah's preaching, He later destroyed it for their cruelty to Israel. Here is inspired history at its best – His story of ruling the nations and practical lessons as well.
Emerods and Mice
I Samuel 4-6
What a story! You have likely never heard it preached before! Are you ready for some holy laughter as God shames His enemies? Take a peek at Psalm 78:65-66 and ask what it means to smite His enemies in their hinder parts!
Minor prophets like this one scare many, but they need not do so. There are valuable lessons to learn from God's prophets of the Old Testament. This book conveys inspired reasoning of God's chastening and love for His people.
This wonderful psalm is about God's deliverance and safety for those who trust and obey Him. Though some of its promises are quoted by many, they only apply to those who meet the clearly stated conditions for God's protection.
Is this the best book in the Bible? Its theme is simple – the preeminence of Jesus Christ. But a precious surprise is in these expository sermons – a rare explanation of the epistle that makes its hard places plain and simple.
The most detailed description of a God-blessed preaching service is right here. In graphic terms, both true preaching and the godly response to it are well explained. It is a shame that this chapter is not better known.