Jottings – Christian Preaching Is Not The Proud Ventilation Of Human Opinions

The Expository Preacher Is A Bridge Builder


Christian preaching is not the proud ventilation of human opinions: it is the humble exposition of God’s Word. Biblical expositors bring out of Scripture what is there; they refuse to thrust into the text what is not there. They pry open what appears closed, make plain what seems obscure, unravel what is knotted, and unfold what is tightly packed. In expository preaching the biblical text is neither a conventional introduction to a sermon on a largely different topic, nor a convenient peg on which to hang a ragbag of miscellaneous thoughts, but a master which dictates and controls what is said.

 

 J.R.W. Stott & Timothy Dudley-Smith, Authentic Christianity. 1995.

 

Thanks Keith!

 

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