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The Christ-Centered Expositor by pastor and preaching professor Tony Merida provides a comprehensive overview of effective expository preaching that begins with the inner life of the expositor, and then moves to the essential elements of sermon preparation and delivery. Ideal for pastors, teachers, and students, The Christ-Centered Expositor will equip you for greater faithfulness to God, his Word, and his mission.
Tony Merida is lead pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC and associate professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Bryan Chapell Acknowledgments Preface
Chapter 1 The Making of an Effective Expositor
PART 1: THE EXPOSITOR’S HEART
Chapter 2 Watch Your Life and Doctrine Chapter 3 Love the Christ-Centered Scriptures Chapter 4 Proclaim Christ from the Scriptures Chapter 5 Rely on the Spirit’s Power Chapter 6 Cultivate a Vibrant Prayer Life Chapter 7 Preach and Teach for God’s Glory
PART 2: THE EXPOSITOR’S MESSAGE
Chapter 8 Step 1: Study the Text Chapter 9 Step 2: Unify the Redemptive Theme Chapter 10 Step 3: Construct an Outline Chapter 11 Step 4: Develop the Functional Elements Chapter 12 Step 5: Add an Introduction and Conclusion Chapter 13 Deliver the Word Chapter 14 Contextualize the Message
1. A Historical Sketch of Preaching 2. Advice on Doing Exposition in Non-Pulpit Contexts 3. Sample Outline Sheet 4. Sermon Evaluation Form