Biblical Preaching Is about Life Change, Not Sermon Style
Biblical preaching occurs when people are enabled to hear that God is addressing them as God addressed the world of the Scriptures, and are enabled to respond.
posted 08/01/00See theme
The core value of preaching that changes lives is it's biblical. You and I don't change lives; God changes lives. For 2,000 years, God has used the power of this Word to convict stubborn hearts of sin, to move cold spirits to repentance, and to lift faltering lives to hope.
The question that causes a fair amount of controversy is what makes preaching biblical.
It's not about form.
Often people think what makes preaching biblical is a particular style or structure. Where I grew up, people talked about three categories for preaching: topical, which was often regarded as not very biblical, textual, where the main point comes from a Scripture verse, which was considered more biblical, and expository, which is difficult to get a clear definition of. Expository is a word that gets thrown around a lot. Some people think of it as verse-by-verse preaching, or where points and sub-points are from one text in Scripture.
There are a number of problems with thinking one particular style or structure of ...