Sermon’s on the Mission of Our Church

Here are 5 Sermons that I preached when I first arrived in DE that continue to be formative for my thinking and our church:

Part 1: http://gccwilm.org/site/file.asp?sec_id=180009456&file_id=180110027&table=file_downloads
Part 2: http://gccwilm.org/site/file.asp?sec_id=180009456&file_id=180111429&table=file_downloads
Part 3: http://gccwilm.org/site/file.asp?sec_id=180009456&file_id=180112201&table=file_downloads
Part 4: http://gccwilm.org/site/file.asp?sec_id=180009456&file_id=180112903&table=file_downloads
Part 5: http://gccwilm.org/site/file.asp?sec_id=180009456&file_id=180113554&table=file_downloads

What is Expository Preaching?

Definition #1:

Expository preaching proclaims the substance, the significance and the stipulations of the truth God has spoken to his people in the bible.

Glossary of Terms
substance = the meaning intended by the author as reflected by the words of the text
significance = contemporized expression of the text’s truth claim found in the authorial intent
stipulations = response or reactions required by text

 

Or, to put it another way. . .

Definition #2:

Expository preaching examines the truth God has spoken in the bible and proclaims “Here is what it says, here is what it means, and here is what it requires.”

Glossary of Terms
what it says = the meaning intended by the author as reflected by the words of the text
what it means = contemporized expression of the text’s truth claim found in the authorial intent
what it requires = response or reactions required by text

 

Biblical Pattern:

This is the pattern set for public ministry of the word by the apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 4:13:

Until I come devote, yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.

Paul’s instruction to Timothy includes declarations of what the text says (reading), what the text means (teaching), and what the text requires (exhortation). Each of these elements is necessary for a sermon to truly be expository.