Shepherds’ Conference Review

The last time I attended the Shepherds’ Conference (ShepCon) hosted by Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA, I was about to graduate with my M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary in 2002. The conference always has been of great significance to me because of how it impacted my understanding of the call to ministry and, […]

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Elements of Effective Exposition: Compassion

Great expository preaching is marked by numerous characteristics, including conviction, clarity, and courage. In addition to these three features, the expositor must not neglect other basic elements of biblical preaching, such as grammatical/historical exegesis, sound hermeneutics, an awareness of biblical and systematic theology, and engaging homiletics. Much could be and has been written about these […]

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Elements of Effective Exposition: Courage

If an expositor of God’s Word wants to be effective in his work, he must be a man of conviction who preaches the Word of God with clarity. Furthermore, the biblical expositor must be a man of courage. The virtue of courage is often misapplied and misrepresented in our culture today. The media and culture […]

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Elements of Effective Exposition: Clarity

Last week we began to look at the four Cs of expository preaching by focusing on conviction. This week I want to consider a second ingredient of powerful biblical exposition: clarity. Clarity seems to be in short supply these days. Tragically, preachers have substituted nuance for clear, incisive speech. While faithful preachers must assiduously avoid over-simplification of […]

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Elements of Effective Exposition: Conviction

What makes for powerful expository preaching that upholds the truth of God’s Word, builds Christ’s church, and by the Spirit mightily works to save sinners? A survey of effective expositors over the centuries would reveal great diversity in many facets of their preaching, but certain elements are critical to every expositor who desires to expose […]

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Expository Preaching

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