David Helm Session V at Building Healthy Churches Conference

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The Challenges of Biblical Exposition:

Contextualization, Exegesis, Theological Reflection, Application

What is it going to take to accomplish Biblical Preaching?

– Biblical Exposition: When the shape and emphasis of the sermon is joyfully restrained by the shape and emphasis of the text fulfilled in the Gospel.

– When the content and intent of the sermon are the content and intent of the text.

– Contextualization: is taking the text and explaining it in the context of today’s culture.

– We forget that God’s Word can exegete our culture better than we can.

– We forget that we are already in our culture.

1 Samuel 2:12-21

– About the Holiness of God and Transition to King.

– Not tips for parenting

– Jesus is the replacement of the priesthood and is the true king.

Exodus 3:1-4

– impressionistic preaching is improb preaching.

– impressionistic preaching is like a drunk leaning on a street light, he uses it for support rather than for illumination.

John 13:1-17

– Example of how Jesus loved them to the end.

– Displaying his sacrifice.

– What is the Road to Christ?

Joshua 8:29

– Christ both enemy and deliverer, ironic us of passage.

– You can kill Christianity through Christ-centered preaching when it is done impressionisticly.


-Applications are already embedded in the text.

Ephesians 6:10-20

– Teaching us to stand against the enemy

– What is the best application, priority?

– Look for the aim or intent

– Is it primary or just a possible application?

– Does it undermine the text?

– Does it conflict with other Scripture?