Contend Earnestly: Rediscovering Expository Preaching

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Rediscovering Expository Preaching

This is an exerpt from an article written by Richard Mayhue, dean of the Master's Seminary. If you would like to read the entire article click here.

Biblical preaching’s authenticity is significantly tarnished by
contemporary communicators' being more concerned with personal relevance than God's revelation. Scripture unmistakably requires a proclamation focused on God's will and mankind's obligation to obey. With men wholly committed to God's Word, the expository method commends itself as preaching that is true to the Bible. The method presupposes an exegetical process to extract the God-intended meaning of Scripture and an explanation of that meaning in a contemporary understandable way. The biblical essence and apostolic spirit of expository preaching needs to be recaptured in the training of men newly committed to "preaching the Word."
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The Master's Seminary joins with others in accepting the urgent responsibility for transmitting the Pauline legacy to "preach the Word" (2 Tim 4:2). The current series of articles in The Master's Seminary Journal signal an effort to instill in twenty-first century preachers a pattern of biblical preaching inherited from their predecessors.

Every generation shares the kind of dire circumstances that Amos prophesied for Israel: "`Behold, days are coming,' declares the Lord GOD, `When I will send a famine on the land, not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, but rather for hearing the words of the LORD'" (Amos 8:11). The last several centuries have proven this need again.


Anonymous said...

Amen!! And here's my take on it:

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