Preaching that Endures, Benefits to Expository Preaching

Erik Raymond —  March 25, 2011

Josh Thiessen, a friend a fellow pastor at Emmaus, wrote about an intriguing topic for pastors to consider when thinking about intentionally preaching longer, more in-depth sermons.

He was wrestling a bit with what Bryan Chapell compared in the Expository Model and the Mass Communication Model (mass communication as in providing the a short sentence or so summary of doctrine and then unpacking a lot of practical items quickly with lots of stories).

These are the four benefits he came down on for Expository Preaching. You could make them demerits of the Mass Communication Model.

1) It teaches people how to read their Bible.

2) It teaches discipline and maturity.

3) It gives you a greater opportunity to feed the sheep.

4) It endures through the ages.

Read the whole thing here. It is thought provoking and helpful.

Erik Raymond

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Erik has been writing at Ordinary Pastor since 2006. He lives in Omaha with his wife and kids while pastoring at Emmaus Bible Church. Follow regular updates on Twitter at