In this complete guide to expository preaching, Bryan Chapell teaches the basics of preparation, organization, and delivery--the trademarks of great preaching. This new edition of a bestselling resource, now updated and revised throughout, shows how Chapell's case for expository preaching reaches twenty-first-century readers.
Contents Preface to the Third Edition Introduction Part 1: Principles for Expository Preaching 1. Word and Witness 2. Obligations of the Sermon 3. The Priority of the Text 4. Components of Exposition Part 2: Preparation of Expository Sermons 5. The Process of Explanation 6. Outlining and Structure 7. The Pattern of Illustration 8. The Practice of Application 9. Introductions, Conclusions, and Transitions Part 3: A Theology of Christ-Centered Messages 10. A Redemptive Approach to Preaching 11. Developing Redemptive Sermons Appendixes 1. Other Homiletic Forms 2. A Philosophy of Delivery and Dress 3. A Philosophy of Style 4. Methods of Preparation 5. Methods of Presentation 6. Divisions and Proportions 7. Wedding Messages 8. Funeral Messages 9. Evangelistic Messages 10. Understanding and Reaching Contemporary Listeners 11. Reading Scripture 12. Sample Sermon Evaluation Form 13. Example of an Expository Sermon in Formal Structure Index