It is remarkable how the vision-messages given by God to Ezekiel are structured and divided to ideal sermonic form, as if they are inspired lessons in delivery. Here we see the Lord’s own subject, shape and divisions for several major ‘sermons’.
What exactly is expository preaching? It is preaching that draws the message from the biblical text, clearly and methodically, honouring the sense of the text, and the style of communication employed. Before looking at classic examples from sermons of C H Spurgeon, here are some of the benefits and common mistakes of consecutive expository preaching.
Dr Masters presented the biblical arguments in favour of regular evangelistic preaching as an essential and divinely central thread in ministry under the text ‘Woe is unto me if I preach not the Gospel’.
The work of preaching may be divided into four categories – Evangelism, Doctrinal, Exhortational and Glorifying. How may justice be done to the Exhortational? Pastor Ibrahim focused on the encouraging and urging, and also the beseeching, warning aspects of the teaching of Christian sanctification, and highlighted neglected aspects.