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Preparing Expository Sermons: A Seven-Step Method for Biblical Preaching

Format: Digital
, 2001
ISBN: 9780801091193


“The Bible is what God has made. Sermons are what we make with what God has made.” This is the foundation for developing expository messages, according to Ramesh Richard. His method, explained in this book, has been field-tested in training seminars for thousands of pastors and preachers around the world, and it will be invaluable to you as well.

Preparing Expository Sermons is a simple do-it-yourself resource for developing and preaching expository sermons. It guides you through a seven-step process, with many practical suggestions and illustrative charts along the way. In addition, there are 13 appendixes that include information on:

  • How to choose a text
  • Preaching narratives
  • Understanding your audience
  • Elements of a competent sermon outline
  • Forms of sermon introduction

A comprehensive sermon evaluation questionnaire is included.

The Logos edition of this work on preaching is fully searchable and easily accessible. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and to the original language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and the wealth of resources in your digital library.

Key Features

  • Offers guidance on how to prepare expository sermons
  • Introduces Richard’s seven-step “Scripture sculpture” method
  • Includes appendixes of terms, outlines, and other helpful tools


  • The Scripture Sculpture Process
    • Study the Text: The “Flesh” of the Text
    • Structure the Text: The “Skeleton” of the Text
    • The Central Proposition of the Text: The “Heart” of the Text
    • The Purpose Bridge: The “Brain” of the Sermon
    • The Central Proposition of the Sermon: The “Heart” of the Sermon
    • Structure the Sermon: The “Skeleton” of the Sermon
    • Preach the Sermon: The “Flesh” of the Sermon

Praise for the Print Edition

Dr. Ramesh Richard is one of the premier preachers of our day. Because the Lord’s hand is so obviously on this gifted man, his ministry is reaching, literally, around the world. The insights, techniques, and suggestions he offers are reliable and relevant. This book is ‘must reading’ for all who desire to preach the word.

Charles R. Swindoll, senior pastor, Stonebriar Community Church, Dallas, TX

Here is a book on preaching as clear as good sermons should be. New preachers will find the process helpful; experienced preachers will find it an excellent review.

Haddon Robinson, Harold John Ockenga Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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About Ramesh Richard

Ramesh Richard leads Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Helps (RREACH) International and serves as a professor of global theological engagement and pastoral ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary.