Preaching

We believe that God’s living and active Word is completely and wholly sufficient to change the hearts and lives of people. We are; therefore, committed to the preaching and teaching of God’s Word verse by verse, book by book. This is known as expositional preaching.

"Expositional preaching is preaching in which the main point of the biblical text being considered becomes the main point of the sermon being preached." Preach [Theology Meets Practice]. Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert

We believe that it is this type of preaching that tends to the best health of the church and the maturity of believers.


To give you deeper insight into what we believe is right preaching, below is a quote from D. Martyn Loyd-Jones book titled Preaching and Preachers (pages 63-64):

Any true definition of preaching must say that the man is there to deliver the message of God, a message from God to those people. If you prefer the language of Paul, he is an ambassador for Christ. That is what he is. He has been sent, he is a commissioned person, and he is standing there as the mouthpiece of God and of Christ to address the people. In other words he is not there merely to talk to them, he is not there to entertain them. He is there--and I want to emphasize this--to do something to those people; he is there to produce results of various kinds, he is there to influence people. He is not merely to influence a part of them; he is not only to influence their minds, or only their emotions, or merely to bring pressure to bear upon their wills and to induce them into some kind of activity. He is there to deal with the whole person; and his preaching is meant to affect the whole person at the very center of life. Preaching should make such a difference to a man who is listening that he is never the same again. Preaching, in other words, is a transaction between the preacher and the listener. It does something for the soul of a man, for the whole of the person, the entire man; it deals with him in a vital and radical manner."