Preparing Expository Sermons (a Seven-Step Method of Biblical Preaching)

by Ramesh Richard

Using the analogy of the human body, Ramesh Richard gives us helpful instruction on preparing expository sermons. The value of delivering expository sermons is that they allow the preacher to expound the entire Word, not just selected texts that may suit his fancy. Too, if utilized consistently, this system tends to make the congregation biblically literate.

This is the seven-fold "body" analogy of expository sermon preparation: Study the text (the "flesh" of the text); structure the text (the "skeleton" of the text); the central proposition of the text (the "heart" of the text); the purpose bridge (the "brain" of the sermon); the central proposition of the sermon (the "heart" of the sermon); structure of the sermon (the "skeleton of the sermon); preach the sermon (the "flesh" of the sermon).

Thirteen supplemental sections in the back of the book enhance its usefulness. Among these sections are "The Holy Spirit and Your Pulpit Effectiveness," "The Benefits of the Original Languages for Preachers" and "Understanding Your Audience: Exegeting Culture."