Faith Bible Church is committed to expository, or expositional preaching. The organization, 9Marks, provides (below) a helpful description of this method of teaching, and describes why it is an essential component of the life of every healthy church. To see expository preaching in practice, you can watch some of our past sermons online in our sermon resources section.

What is it?
An expositional sermon takes the main point of a passage of Scripture, makes it the main point of the sermon, and applies it to life today.

Where is it in the Bible?

  • According to Scripture, God accomplishes what he wants to accomplish through speaking (see Gen. 1:3, Isa. 55:10-11, Acts 12:24). This means that if preachers want their sermons to be filled with God’s power, they must preach what God says.
  • The Bible has many examples of this kind of preaching and teaching: Levitical priests taught the law (Deut. 33:10), Ezra and the Levites read from the law and gave the sense of it (Neh. 8:8), and Peter and the apostles expounded Scripture and urged their hearers to respond with repentance and faith (Acts 2:14-41, 13:16-47).
  • On the other hand, God condemns those who “speak of their own imagination, not from the mouth of the Lord” (Jer. 23:16, 18, 21-22).

Why is it important?

Expositional preaching is important because God’s Word is what convicts, converts, builds up, and sanctifies God’s people (Heb. 4:12; 1 Pet. 1:23; 1 Thess. 2:13; Jn. 17:17). Preaching that makes the main point of the text the main point of the sermon makes God’s agenda rule the church, not the preacher’s.

Excerpted from 9marks.org