Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Ralph Peter Mason
Expository Preaching, Church Health, Sermon Preparation
Christianity | Religion
Johnson, James A. Jr, "Enhancing Church Health through Sermon Preparation" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2968.
The transformative power of the Word of God is vital to the health of the church. Today, many churches in the Original East Texas Baptist Association see a considerable decline in church membership and the development of disciples due to man-centered preaching. The goal of this project is to align and realign pastors with expository preaching. The Supremacy of God, the scriptural foundation of preaching, evaluating preaching, and the original writer's intent are essential for God-centered preaching. The research methods of this project challenge preachers to pay close attention to the biblical text and expose truths that promote personal growth and enhance church health. This project will influence others in this field by reviewing and refining some traditional sermon preparation methods and exploring new approaches to sermon preparation. Professions of faith in Jesus Christ and retention of disciples are the measurable aspects as they relate to expository preaching.