Episode 33: Marks of an Expository Sermon

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Rick Holland and Jerry Wragg join me in a discussion on the marks of an expository sermon. Rick serves as senior pastor of Mission Road Bible Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. Jerry serves as senior Pastor at Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Jupiter, Florida.

Guest(s): Rick Holland and Jerry Wragg


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • Expository preaching defined as public hermeneutics
  • The way expository preaching provides a safety net for preachers
  • The necessity of proclaiming the authorial intent of the passage
  • The main idea of the sermon is the main idea of the text
  • The perspicuity of Scripture and its effect on the preacher
  • The points of the sermon come from the shape and structure of the text
  • The discipline necessary to uncover the points of a sermon
  • The importance of not haphazardly reading a point of theology into a text
  • Preaching the implications of the text
  • The difference between implications and applications
  • The necessity of deriving the application from the text


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