Thursday, January 03, 2008

Expository Preaching

Erik Raymond writes about expository preaching. It's being advocated at any number of conferences, but is the message getting through. I do find it a bit strange catching all these conference mp3s that aren't exposition. I'd love to have these guys doing that! What I've found over in the UK is that it's often much more expository series at these conferences - reflecting back on a few recently there's been Terry Virgo on Romans, Justin Mote on Leviticus have been a couple of great highlights. And I'm looking forward to Don Carson on 1 John at Easter 2008. Largely it's exposition that these guys are so good at, and it's so refreshing to go home at the end of the conference thinking I've heard the message of Leviticus!! Bring on the conferences where Mahaney teaches through Lamentations, where Dever takes us through Hosea, Piper through Exodus... or any number of variations on that theme. Things like that implicitly defend expository preaching by modelling it. And it's why I want to do lots of expository-blogging rather than just writing about topics... like this one! Books work the same - there are doctrine and theology books I know keep coming back to but it's the books like Don Carson's The Cross & Christian Ministry and Showing the Spirit that have probably helped me more than most with his expositions of 1 Corinthians 1-4, 12-14. Or, likewise Piper's The Justification of God expounding Romans 9, Terry Virgo expositing Ephesians in Does the future have a church? To name just a few.

Free mp3s:
1. @ the Castle: @theCastle - including series from Don Carson on Jeremiah, Andy Gemmill on James, David Jackman on Zechariah, Simon Manchester on 1 Timothy, Justin Mote on Leviticus, Melvin Tinker on Matthew, Dick Lucas on Psalms, Don Carson on Revelation, Melvin Tinker on Ruth.
2. UCCF Terry Virgo on Romans 7 (one of a series of four), Justin Mote on Leviticus 16 (one of a series of four),