Fix Your Eyes On Jesus
Genesis This book begins with "In the beginning" and ends with "In a coffin in Egypt"
Exposition refers to the orderly, often verse-by-verse, explanation of a Bible passage that extracts its main idea and main points from the text itself. “Exposition presupposes an exegetical process to extract the God-intended meaning of Scripture and an explanation of that meaning in a contemporary way” (Richard L. Mayhue, “Rediscovering Expository Preaching” in Rediscovering Expository Preaching, by John McArthur, Jr., edited by Richard Mayhue, Word Publishing, 1992, p. 3). Expository writing and preaching has the advantage of building an edifice of truth block by block, verse by verse, thereby guarding against narrow interpretations or selective truth.
“In the beginning . . . .” So begins the first book of the Bible and so begins the glorious Gospel of John. “In the beginning God . . .” declares Genesis 1:1. John 1:1 states, “In the beginning was the Word.” The parallel is both intentional and obvious. The “Word” of John 1:1 is the “God” of Genesis 1:1. It’s this divine Word who became flesh, Jesus Christ. John couldn’t be more emphatic about the deity of Jesus Christ than he is in his description of the Word in these opening verses of his Gospel. John’s prologue (John 1:1-18) sets the pace for the rest of the book. God became a man. That man, Jesus, came to reunite fallen humanity with its Creator through a sinless life, a sacrificial death, and a miraculous resurrection. The incarnation of God in the person of Jesus Christ lies at the core of Christian belief. In order to understand the incarnation we must first grasp the reality of Jesus’ preexistence. Because Jesus existed before time He is our timeless, eternal God.
Rev. Dr. D.ana L. Goodnough.
The Lamb is Lord!
Revelation has as its theme the return and reign of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:7). It includes events leading up to His return and the establishment of His kingdom on earth, the culmination of history for all time and eternity. Jesus’ return will prove once and for all that He is King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16). Simply stated, then, the theme of Revelation is: “The Lamb is Lord!”
What is Expository Writing and Preaching?
What could possible begin so well and end in a coffin? Find out the beginnings of our own story. This book has so many answers for the basic questions in life. Where did evil come from? How did our world begin? What was God's redemptive plan? May these expository notes help you in your exploration of this wonderful book.
Revelation is Here!
You'll also find Genesis and John.
The History of Expository Writing and Preaching.