Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Gary E Yates
Primary Subject Area
Theology; Religion, General; Religion, Clergy; Religion, Biblical Studies
Expository, Jeremiah, Preaching
Hensley, Thomas Sanford, "Becoming the Message: Using Jeremiah to Develop the Personal Aspect of Expository Preaching" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. Paper 478.
The Word of God was given to the world to move human beings to faith and obedience. It is the role of the expositor to release that Word with all of its potency by faithfully communicating every aspect of every passage. Each passage of Scripture has a personal aspect designed to radically change both the heart and life of the expositor so that he becomes the message to his hearers. Among the Old Testament prophets, Jeremiah particularly models and informs this personal aspect of Scripture. The purpose of this paper is to show that using Jeremiah to develop the personal aspect of expository preaching produces measurable movement in both the expositor and in his hearers. This will bring the expositor into deep, personal involvement with the message in order to unlock the life changing potency of the passage in every sermon.