IMPROVING APPLICATION EXPOSITORY PREACHING AT NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST CHURCH, OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI
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This ministry project implements principles of proper application in expository preaching. Chapter 1 introduces objectives of this project and shares the context and community of new Prospect Baptist Church. Chapter 2 addresses theological issues concerning the application of Scripture in the local church. Examples from the Old Testament and an examination of how Jesus applied Scripture form the theological foundation for proper application. Chapter 3 examines the practical issues of proper application. A definition that proves a balance of exposition and application is developed from five scholars. This chapter describes the need, nature, and guidelines of application in relation to expository preaching along with pitfalls to avoid. Chapter four is a presentation of the ministry project. Chapter 5 is an evaluation of the project which is evaluated on the bases of the goals set forth in chapter one. Strengths and weaknesses are identified, along with recommendations for improvement. This project improved application of Scripture in expository preaching.