Preparing Expository Sermons
A Seven-Step Method for Biblical Preaching
The Bible is what God has made. Sermons are what we make with what God has made." This is the foundation for developing expository messages, according to Ramesh Richard. His method, explained in this book, has been field-tested in training seminars for thousands of pastors and preachers around the world, and it will be invaluable to you as well.
Preparing Expository Sermons is a simple do-it-yourself resource for developing and preaching expository sermons. It guides you through a seven-step process, with many practical suggestions and illustrative charts along the way. In addition, there are thirteen appendixes that include information on:
- how to choose a text
- preaching narratives
- understanding your audience
- elements of a competent sermon outline
- forms of sermon introduction
A comprehensive sermon evaluation questionnaire is included.
Previously published as Scripture Sculpture. Revised and expanded.
"Dr. Ramesh Richard is one of the premier preachers of our day. Because the Lord's hand is so obviously on this gifted man, his ministry is reaching, literally, around the world. The insights, techniques, and suggestions he offers are reliable and relevant. This book is 'must reading' for all who desire to preach the word." --Dr. Charles R. Swindoll, president, Dallas Theological Seminary; chairman, Insight for Living; senior pastor, Stonebriar Community Church, Dallas, Texas
"Here is a book on preaching as clear as good sermons should be. New preachers will find the process helpful; experienced preachers will find it an excellent review." --Dr. Haddon Robinson, Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, author of BIBLICAL PREACHING