BLC will host an Expository Preaching Workshop at The Father’s House, this Saturday, 13 July 2013 at 10am till about 3pm. The cost of the workshop is RM90 and will go towards deferring costs for lunch and notes.
So, what is expository preaching, anyway?
Expository preaching involves the exposition, or comprehensive explanation, of the Scripture; that is, expository preaching presents the meaning and intent of a biblical text, providing commentary and examples to make the passage clear and understandable. The word exposition is related to the word expose— the expository preacher’s goal is simply to expose the meaning of the Bible, verse by verse.
As a method, expository preaching differs from topical preaching and textual preaching. To prepare a topical sermon, the preacher starts with a topic and then finds a passage in the Bible that addresses that topic. In a textual sermon, the preacher uses a particular text to make a point without examining the original intent of that text. For example, someone could use Isaiah 66:7-13 to preach on motherhood, although motherhood is only peripheral in that text.
In both topical and textual sermons, the Bible passage is used as support material for the topic. In expository sermons, the Bible passage is the topic, and support materials are used to explain and clarify it.
You can read more about expository preaching here.
If you are passionate about preaching and about improving your preaching skills, then this workshop is for you!
To participate, please contact Pastor Augustin at revaugustin[at]yahoo[dot]com.