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We Preach Expositionally

Posted by Stuart McCray on

If you're new to Grace, you've probably noticed that we primarily preach through books of the Bible on Sunday mornings. The reason for this is that this is how God had them written down. Our goal in interpreting Scripture is to first seek to understand what the author was communicating to his original readers. Doing that requires understanding the whole meaning of the book, and how each paragraph fits in the whole of the Bible. Only after we understand that, can we then think about how the Scripture applies to our lives.

When we apply this way of interpreting Scripture to the preaching act, it's called expository preaching. So what is an expository message? It's a message that gets its main points and its sub-points directly from the text. At the end of the day, our whole goal in preaching is to re-speak what God has already spoken, in His Word. As expositors we're bound to say what God says. Why preach expositionally? We preach expositionally because "the gospel is a message that comes to us in words and God has ordained that people see the glory of Christ...in those words." (John Piper)

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