Presentation on theme: "Types of Sermons There are three main types of sermons for the purpose of our study: I. Expository Sermons A. Expository sermons are biblical sermons."— Presentation transcript:
2 Types of SermonsThere are three main types of sermons for the purpose of our study:I. Expository SermonsA. Expository sermons are biblical sermons.
3 B. Expository preaching is biblically instructive preaching. The purpose of expository preaching is to teach what the Bible actually says. It has a high regard for the words of the Bible and considers a thorough working knowledge of the Scripture to be the basis for life change and discipleship.
4 C. Expository preaching is preaching that expounds the Scriptures as a coherent and coordinated body of revealed truth.
5 D. There are various types of expository preaching. 1. There is the running commentary method.In this method the preacher moves through a book of the Bible verse by verse using research to unfold the accurate meaning of the text.
6 2. There is the Bible reading method. In this method the preacher reads through the Bible for a general understanding of the passage focusing only on key insights for a particular emphasis or practical application.
7 3. There is the purely expositional method. In this method the preacher also focuses on biblical content but with an attempt to incorporate more structure and outline to the exposition of the text.
8 4. There is the sermonizing method. This method is the best expository form in that it incorporates structure and outline, but it focuses on life application.a. The sermonizing method should only be concerned about the obvious features or the main point of the passage.
9 b. The sermonizing method should primarily be concerned about the spiritual meaning and implications of the passage.c. The sermonizing method should always have a penetrating and focused message with a strong emphasis on application to life.
10 II. Textual SermonsA. The textual sermon is similar to the expository sermon but it is based on one abbreviated passage.B. In the textual sermon the outline comes from the text itself.C. The textual sermon usually involves a shorter passage and a more detailed analysis.
11 III. Topical SermonsA. The topical sermon deals with a specific biblical theme or an issue of importance or concern.B. There are many variations of the topical sermon.
12 1. Doctrinal SermonsSome examples of this type of sermon might include:The Attributes of GodThe Baptism of the Holy SpiritThe Atonement
14 2. Biographical SermonsBiographical sermons are drawn from Bible characters who serve as a positive or negative example of actions and their results.Some examples of this type of sermon might include:Joseph
16 3. Ethical DiscourseThe ethical discourse draws from principles in the Scripture and applies them to issues that may not be directly addressed in the Bible.Some examples of this type of sermon might include:Social Issues