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Transformational Preaching: A Guide to Developing and Delivering Expository Sermons
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Transformational Preaching: A Guide to Developing and Delivering Expository Sermons


Heartworks 2009

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Transformational Preaching will help you better learn to develop and deliver sermons that will take your listeners deep into the truths of a Bible passage. This book is clear, concise, and provides to-the-point instruction in expository preaching. Grow your skills in both the development and the delivery of the sermon so that your congregation walks away transformed.

In the Logos edition of Transformational Preaching, you get easy access to Scripture texts and to a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Hovering over Scripture references links you instantly to the verse you’re looking for, and with a wealth of other tools from Logos, you can delve into your study like never before.

Key Features

  • Step-by-step instructions for developing sermons
  • Practical advice for every aspect of sermon delivery
  • Example sermons in completed form


  • Part 1: The Development of Expository Sermons
    • Rationale for Expository Preaching
    • Sermon Development Guide
    • What is Expository Preaching
    • Choose the Sermon Text
    • Complete the Background Study
    • Determine the Main Idea of the Text
    • Determine the Intent of the Text
    • Determine the Goal of the Text
    • Develop the Sermon Body
    • Add Parallel Texts
    • Add Illustrations
    • Develop the Sermon Summation
    • Develop the Sermon Title
    • Develop the Sermon Introduction
    • Add Transition Sentences
    • Place the Sermon in its Final Form
  • Part 2: The Delivery of Expository Sermons
    • Mental Aspects of Preaching
    • Verbal Aspects of Preaching
    • Vocal Aspects of Preaching
    • Visual Aspects of Preaching
    • Physical Aspects of Preaching

Praise for the Print Edition

The art of expository preaching in the African-American church is almost a lost art. Dr. Woods has embraced this style, and taken it to a new height. His oratory and presence in the pulpit is a gift from God. He has the gift to keep you hanging on his every word, while breaking down the Scriptures the way the Bible writers wanted us to receive them. Expository preaching is the way for preachers to be ‘true to the text,’ and Dr. Michael Woods is one of the best I’ve heard.

—Jerry C. Cheatham, pastor, Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, Washington, DC

Dr. Michael Woods is one of the best expository preachers I have heard. He has given us his excellent insights into the development and delivery of expository preaching within the pages of this new work. I recommend that every preacher who desires to ‘Preach the Word’ obtain a copy and apply its contents.

—James Flanagan, president, Luther Rice Seminary and University, Lithonia, GA

In this work, Dr. Michael Woods communicates the classic expository preaching components in fresh new ways. This treatise furnishes new wineskins for the vibrant wine of transformational preaching. Although the author’s preaching was planted in the soil of the African American religious experience, this compendium features his approach to preaching as a hybrid that provides a rationale and methodology that can be used effectively in any culture. It may be employed both in the academy and in the church to promote biblical preaching that exalts the Savior and edifies the believer.

—Robert Smith, professor of Christian preaching, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, AL

While enrolled in the MWE School of Ministry, I discovered how much I didn’t know. Dr. Woods shares all of his knowledge and he teaches with great enthusiasm. No matter how many years you have been in the ministry or what level you are on, he will meet you. I always refer to his practical method that he teaches in his classes and his books. Transformational Preaching is my base when I write a sermon, teach Sunday school, or read God’s Word. It is a wonderful experience when you are blessed with a teacher who cares if you understand and teaches from the heart. I love Ministry with Excellence and will continue to support it.

—C. V. Farley, pastor, Bald Rock Baptist Church, Conyers, GA

I thank God for Dr. Woods for being a vessel of service in imparting his impeccable wisdom and remarkable teaching through the MWE School of Ministry. Dr. Woods has taught me how to better comprehend and interpret the Bible. I have matured in distinguishing the difference between expository and topical preaching and how to effectively develop and deliver an expository sermon through his book Transformational Preaching. Transformational Preaching is a must-have for your library.

—Doncile Samuel, pastor, Clarkston 1st Baptist Church, Clarkston, GA

. . . Dr. Michael Woods’ two books, Transformational Preaching and What Now Lord? are a ‘must have.’ I have used these two books as teaching tools at the school and in the church I lead.

—W. G. Pharr, pastor, New Life & Faith Christian Church, Decatur, GA

Product Details

  • Title: Transformational Preaching: A Guide to Developing and Delivering Expository Sermons
  • Author: Michael D. Woods
  • Publisher: Michael D. Woods
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 124

About Michael D. Woods

Michael D. Woods is the founder and president of Ministry with Excellence and the MWE School of Ministry. He was called into the teaching/preaching ministry in 1978 and spent 25 years in pastoral leadership.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition