Core Value 16: Expository Preaching

God has ordained preaching as the primary means by which his people are brought to faith and sanctified (Romans 10:17; Ezekies 37:4–6; John 17:17; James 1:18–25).

  • Therefore we affirm the centrality of expository preaching since this best reflects the mind of God and most edifies his people. We place a high premium on a Christ-centred exposition of the Scriptures, promoting it in our churches and theological schools (Psalm 1; Luke 24:27).
  • We deny that things such as films, drama and musical programmes, while having a place in life in general, should take the place of the preaching of the word in corporate worship (2 Timothy 4:1–4).

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What is the difference between expository preaching and other kinds of preaching?
  2. How does this value follow from the previous one?
  3. What reasons are given for valuing expository preaching?
  4. How would a “Christ-centred” exposition differ from other kinds of expositions?
  5. What is wrong with the alternatives to preaching mentioned in the denial?

THE CORE VALUES OF SOLA 5