The Importance of Expository Preaching | Ep. 44

The preaching of the Word of God is a vital means of edifying, equipping, and encouraging believers and proclaiming salvation to the lost. But much of what passes for preaching in our day fails to stay tethered to the truth Scripture and instead focuses on man’s ideas and methods.

This is why expository preaching, or the comprehensive explanation of a Bible passage in which the text dictates the content of the sermon, is so vitally important.

It is Scripture that “is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16), and so the task of the preacher is not to entertain or provide his wisdom but to explain and expound the text.

Listen as we talk with Pastor David Strain about the importance of expository preaching and how we can grow by sitting under good preachers.

On this episode we’ll discuss:

  • What expository preaching is (and isn’t)
  • Why expository preaching is the most helpful means of preaching
  • How our view of Scripture impacts our idea of what “good preaching” is
  • Historical examples of great expository preachers
  • Contemporary examples of great expository preachers
  • How we all can get more out of the sermons we listen to on Sundays


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About Our Guest

David Strain is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi and is Chairman of the Board of Christian Witness to Israel. He’s also the author of a new book in P&R Publishing’s “Blessings of the Faith” series titled Expository Preaching.

Additional Resources

Expository Preaching Book

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