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What Is An Expository Sermon?

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EXPOSITORY SERMONS are constructed from a thorough investigation of a text or texts of Scripture.

To put it another way, expository sermons simply explain the Scriptures verse by verse.

Usually, expository sermons are the means by which preachers preach through a book of the Bible.

Although expository sermons explain the Scriptures verse by verse; nevertheless, it is still important to have structure to your sermon.

You may decide to preach through the book of Romans. The first part of Romans is about sin and salvation. When you read Romans 1:1-7, you will find the key to this passage is at the end of verse one. Paul's desire was to share Christ with great enthusiasm.

You now have the main preaching point, Sharing Christ With Great Enthusiasm. Paul's life tells you how you can share Christ with great enthusiasm. First, you need to have the right heart (1:1); second, you need to have the right goal (1:2-4), and third, you need to have the right challenge (1:5-7).

Your expository sermon now looks like this. There are three ways for sharing Christ with great enthusiasm. They are...

  • You need to have the right heart (1:1)
  • You need to have the right goal (1:2-4)
  • You need to have the right challenge (1:5-7)

To view another example of an expository sermon outline, click on Expository Sermon Outlines.

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How To Write An Expository Sermon - Deductively or Inductively

A deductive expository sermon begins with the main preaching point followed by the sermon sub-points and incidental points.

The deductive expository sermon Sharing Christ With Great Enthusiasm would be outlined like this:

There are three ways for sharing Christ with enthusiasm. They are:

  1. You need to have the right heart (1:1) Three examples:

    1. Paul knew he belonged to Christ (1:1a)
    2. Paul knew he was sent by Christ (1:1b)
    3. Paul knew he was set apart to preach the gospel (1:1c)

  2. You need to have the right goal (1:2-4)

    1. Paul's goal was to make Christ known
    2. Paul's goal was to make Christ known through the preaching of the gospel (1:3-4)

  3. You need to have the right challenge (1:5-7)

    1. For Paul, the challenge was to bring people to faith (1:5)
    2. For us, the challenge is the same (1:6-7)

An inductive expository sermon begins with incidental sub-points building to the main preaching point.

You may want to preach the story of Abraham and Isaac inductively. The main preaching point in this story is that God wants you to put Him first in all things (Genesis 22:1-19).

Your inductive expository sermon outline would look like this...

  1. What happens when your stability in life is shattered?
  2. Abraham's stability was shattered by one request (22:1-2)
  3. Nevertheless, he obeyed God immediately without question (22:3-8)
  4. In fact, he put God first in his life even before his son, Isaac (22:9-10)
  5. But God intervened and saved the day by providing a needed sacrifice (22:11-14)
  6. So God greatly blessed Abraham and his descendants in light of his act of worship (22:15-19)

Preview 16 Preaching Sermons From Philippians by clicking on Preaching Sermons.

Click on the links to check out the difference between An Inductive Sermon Outline and A Deductive Sermon Outline.

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