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Engaging Exposition (9): The Author’s Method of Communication

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Poetry Walt Kaiser notes that Poetry “is important enough to occupy about one-third of the Old Testament.”* It is a medium of communication that uses figurative language to explore the intricacies of life, and it has the capacity to provide an extraordinary view of ordinary things. Grant Osborne notes, Semitic … Read More »

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Engaging Exposition (8): Apocalyptic Literature

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Apocalyptic is perhaps the most challenging of all biblical literature to interpret. This is due primarily to its use of symbols to represent future events. The word means to “unveil” or “reveal.” At its core, Apocalyptic literature deals with the eschaton, or end times. When we think of the Apocalyptic … Read More »

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Engaging Exposition (7): Discovering the Author’s Method of Communication

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Some people use the terms Hermeneutics and Exegesis as synonyms. We should see a distinction, but they are closely related. Every close reading of a text-any text-is an act of exegesis. Exegesis refers to the process of discerning the truth of Scripture by allowing a text to reveal its meaning … Read More »

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Engaging Exposition (6): 10 Basic Principles of Hermeneutics (continued)

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6) The author’s intended meaning should be interpreted literally, unless the genre and the use of figurative language suggests otherwise. Hermeneutics has a famous axiom: “If the plain sense makes good sense, seek no other sense.” When we speak about the literal meaning of a text, we are referring simply … Read More »

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Engaging Exposition (5): 10 Basic Principles of Hermeneutics

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I will dedicate two blogs to our ten principles. We will address five in each one. Hermeneutics is the proper use of the principles of interpretation to discover the author’s intended meaning of a biblical text, with a goal of applying that meaning to a contemporary audience. The following principles … Read More »

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Engaging Exposition (4): Interpretation And Exposition: A Journey of Discovery

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Before we can craft and deliver an expository sermon, we must learn how to “correctly teach the word of truth (2 Tim 2:15).” John Broadus, in his classic work On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons wrote: For the Scripture to have value for preaching and for the preacher’s text … Read More »

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Engaging Exposition (3): Seven Foundational Convictions And Commitments For Preaching And Teaching The Word of God

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1. Preaching Must Be Text-Driven So That It Truly Honors What Is In The Divine Revelation. Expository preaching allows the Scripture text to determine both the substance and the structure of the message. How one structures the Scriptures will determine how one structures the sermon. The Scriptural text drives and … Read More »

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Engaging Exposition (2): A Crisis in 21st Century Preaching: a Mandate for Engaging Biblical Exposition

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We believe the church of the Lord Jesus Christ is at a critical point. There is a crisis in our pulpits, and the situation is critical. Seduced by the sirens of modernity, preachers of the gospel have jettisoned a word-based ministry that is expository in nature. Skiing across the surface … Read More »

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Engaging Exposition (1): Preaching God’s Word In a Faithful and Compelling Manner

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Later this Spring Broadman & Holman will release a book entitled Engaging Exposition. The book is co-authored by Pastor Bill Curtis (Cornerstone Baptist, Darlington, South Carolina, Ph.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary), Pastor Stephen Rummage (Bell Shoals Baptist, Brandon, Florida, Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) and myself. Combined … Read More »

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