Episode 34: Becoming a Christ-Centered Expositor

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Tony Merida joins me in a discussion on becoming a Christ-centered expositor. Tony is the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C. He also serves as Associate Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.

Guest(s): Tony Merida


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

  • Tony’s ministry at Imago Dei and Southeastern
  • Tony’s new book The Christ-Centered Expositor
  • What it means to be an expositor
  • How the sermon should flow from the main point of the text
  • What it means to be a Christ-centered expositor
  • Why pastors should study the text with both a magnifying glass and a wide-angled lens
  • How to become a Christ-centered expositor
  • Learning how to “unify the redemptive theme”
  • How to bring the sermon together in the conclusion
  • Christ-centered application
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