My desire is to preach primarily “expositional” messages. By expositional, I mean that I desire to explain a passage each Sunday so that it can be understood. Once the passage is understood, I try to apply it to our lives today. Walking through a particular book (as in the Gospel of Mark) verse by verse, you can find a richness in biblical truth because it is set in it’s historical context and examined in the context of the verses around it.
There is great value in being taught from both the New and the Old Testament. Each book of the Bible has relevance and application (though often indirect) to our lives.
I also provide a number of aids to help the congregation in being nourished by God’s Word. On the side of the sermon outline there will be a weekly plan for reading through the Bible in a year. There will also be a Scripture memory verse from the sermon text each week. On the other side of the sermon outline are questions for personal discussion or family devotions.
Because God’s Word is “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness,” we must take the opportunity to provide a nourishing and substantive diet for the congregation so that they can mature: “that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”