The authority of the preached, is the authority of the Word of God."Thus saith the Lord" said with authority
A God exalting exposition
Lecture 4 Fundamentals of expository Preaching - Steven Lawson
Read the text, give understand of the text, exhort the text, give supporting text, then synthesis, ( put it altogether, the synthesis of intellect and emotion of the your work and the text. and then therefore.
Jonathan Edwards on Attributes of Good Preaching
The supremacy of God in preaching by john piper
1. Preaching Stirs up Holy Affection:
2. Preaching enlightens the mind:
3. Preaching is saturated with scripture:
...affections that do not rise from the mind's apprehension of truth are not holy affections,. For example , he (Edwards) says, "That faith, which is without spiritual light, is not the faith of the children of the light and of the day, put the presumption of the children of darkness. And therefore press and urge them to believe, without any spiritual light, or sight, tends greatly to help forward the delusions of the prince of darkness. The good preacher will make it his aim to give his hearers good reason and just ground for the affections he is trying to stir up.
Edwards held the firm conviction that good preaching is saturated with Scripture. Ever sermon must steady, constantly and frequently quote the Word of God. This truth will ensure that we stay on track as faithful ministers of the Word.
4. Preaching employs analogies and images:
"It is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell" Matthew 5:30
"Fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell" Matthew 10:28
Edwards could not remain silent where Jesus was so vocal. Hell awaits every unconverted person. Love must warn them with the threats of the Lord."
6. Preaching Pleads for a response:
9. Preaching is from a tender and broken heart:
10. Preaching is intense: