Binmin Podcast Ep. 37: Different Types of Sermon Styles | Why Go To Church?

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13 mins 47 sec

0:00 – INTRO

 

0:55 – WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO CRAFT A SERMON?

A pastor has to “preach the word” (2 Tim. 4:2)

3 most common types:

  1. EXPOSITORY PREACHING (EXPOSITIONAL)
  2. TEXTUAL PREACHING
  3. TOPICAL PREACHING

 

1:46 – 1. EXPOSITORY PREACHING

Seeks to “expose” the meaning of the Bible passage.

Explains an entire book of the Bible: verse by verse, chapter by chapter in its historical and literal contexts.

 

2:29 – WHAT GOES INTO CREATING AN EXPOSITORY SERMON?

CIA method for Biblical interpretation (See episodes 1a & 1b)

  • CONTEXT: literary, historical
  • INTERPRETATION: God’s originally intended meaning
  • APPLICATION: Apply it to us today

 

3:33 – WHY IS EXPOSITORY PREACHING SO POPULAR?

  • Shows us how to study and interpret the Bible for ourselves
  • Gives us insight into the distinctive cultural and historical settings
  • Can follow the sermons each week rather than jumping around the Bible
  • Requires the pastor to deal with challenging texts and issues

 

5:23 – 2. TEXTUAL PREACHING

Like the expository method, except the pastor only preaches through a section rather than the entire book (4-8 week “sermon series”)

 

6:28 – WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A TEXTUAL SERMON SERIES?

  • Can help us in the Christian calendar: like Advent/Christmas or Easter
  • Can give a basic theological framework through an important section/story

 

7:28 – 3. TOPICAL PREACHING

A single message on a single subject

Gives a broad-spectrum view of what the Bible says on a given topic or theme

 

8:05 – ADVANTAGES OF TOPICAL SERMONS

  • Can see a theme or topic through multiple books of the Bible
  • Get insight into many passages from different parts of the Bible
  • Introduce newer Christians to important topics
  • Helpful on special occasions (Mother’s Day) or to address needed issues

 

9:24 – DISADVANTAGES OF TOPICAL SERMONS

  • Could be biblically shallow (not enough time to carefully study each verse)
  • Listeners can end up not really learning how to study through Bible passages
  • The pastor could select only Bible verses that support the theme but miss others
  • Sometimes can be based on too many “secular” topics instead of what the Bible brings up

 

10:49 – SO WHAT?

All 3 types of sermons are beneficial.

  • What’s important: biblically based and practically applicable
  • Expositional & Textual sermons are great for studying the Bible verse-by-verse
  • Topical sermons can be excellent sources of learning about one topic and getting a wide view

 

11:46 – WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP?

FIND OUT THE STYLE

Take notes at church and see if you can tell the sermon’s style.

 

12:44 – THANK YOU & WRAP UP

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