From Passage to Pulpit – Biblical Preaching

Practically, how does one go about the task of preparing a Biblical Sermon? Biblical Preaching or Expository Preaching makes the main point of a passage of Scripture the main point of a sermon and then applies it into the life of the hearers.

In this “how to” video Mark Penrith from Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni demonstrates a simple approach to Inductive Bible Study using observation, interpretation and application and introduces tools such as, and

Below are the texts referred to in this video:

Biblical Preaching – Psalm 1

Psalm 1, Expository Preaching, Biblical Preaching

1 How happy is the man
who does not follow[a] the advice of the wicked
or take[b] the path of sinners
or join a group[c] of mockers!
2 Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted beside streams of water[d]
that bears its fruit in season[e]
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.
4 The wicked are not like this;
instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not survive[f] the judgment,
and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.

Biblical Preaching – John 21:15-17

John 21:15-17, Expository Preaching, Biblical Preaching

15 When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John,[f] do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” he said to him, “you know that I love you.”

“Feed my lambs,” he told him. 16 A second time he asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?”

“Yes, Lord,” he said to him, “you know that I love you.”

“Shepherd my sheep,” he told him.

17 He asked him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was grieved that he asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.”

“Feed my sheep,” Jesus said.

Biblical Preaching – Revelation 3:1-6

Revelation 3:1-6, Expository Preaching, Biblical Preaching

1 “Write to the angel[a] of the church in Sardis: Thus says the one who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: I know your works; you have a reputation[b] for being alive, but you are dead. 2 Be alert and strengthen[c] what remains, which is about to die,[d] for I have not found your works complete before my God. 3 Remember, then, what you have received and heard; keep it, and repent. If you are not alert, I will come[e] like a thief, and you have no idea at what hour I will come upon you. 4 But you have a few people[f] in Sardis who have not defiled[g] their clothes, and they will walk with me in white, because they are worthy.

5 “In the same way, the one who conquers will be dressed in white clothes, and I will never erase his name from the book of life but will acknowledge his name before my Father and before his angels.

6 “Let anyone who has ears to hear listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.

For more information on Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni’s approach to Expository Preaching click here.

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Mark serves as a full time elder focusing on teaching. He is married to Liezl and has three children, Kaitlyn, Kathryn and Thomas. Mark was saved in the 90’s in Midrand Chapel, Gauteng. He previously served as an elder at Midrand Chapel and was sent out from that church as a missionary in 2010. Mark studies theology at the Baptist Theological College. He became an elder at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni in 2010.

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