What is it? Here is a working definition:
"Expository preaching is the proclamation of the central meaning of a passage of Scripture, as it was intended by the original author to his original audience, in a plain, understandable, and relevant way for present-day hearers."
At Plainfield Bible Church, we believe that the preaching of the Word is the central part of our corporate worship. Our pastors / elders take seriously our calling to “preach the Word” and remind ourselves that we are held accountable before God for our stewardship of it (James 3:1). To handle the scriptures appropriately, our leaders believe that the expository method is purest way to preach the word of God (2 Tim. 2:15).
Therefore, the intake of preaching heard by the audience will be expository in nature. This does not mean that topical messages are wrong or unnecessary, at times they are needed. Yet even topical messages require the preacher to handle each text in its original context, so even topical messages must be preached through the grid of the expository method.