Why Is Expository Preaching Necessary?

The Gospel Coalition 2013 Michigan Regional Conference


In this 54-minute session, Mike Bullmore, senior pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, looks at Deuteronomy 8 to defend his argument that the preaching of the Word of God is the central role of any pastor in the local church. Mike Bullmore taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as Associate Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology for fifteen years.



Which of Mike’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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The primary goal of preaching is the uncover the content and the intent of every Scripture a preacher handles. It’s not an easy endeavor, and pressure from within and without the church often tempt us to wander from this goal in preaching. As you look at your own preaching ministry, remember the challenge that Mike presented here, and stick to the faithful preaching of God’s Word.



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