The Expositor

The expositor pries open what appears to be closed, makes plain what is obscure, unravels what is knotted and unfolds what is tightly packed. Our responsibility as expositors is to open the Scripture up is such a way that it speaks its message clearly, plainly, accurately, relevantly, without addition, subtraction, or falsification. In expository preaching, THE BIBLICAL TEXT IS neither a conventional introduction to a sermon on a largely different theme, nor a convenient peg on which to hang a ragbag of miscellaneous thoughts, but A MASTER which dictates and controls what is said.”

John Stott