Leading Churches to Fulfill Their Mission Through Expository Preaching
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This thesis asserts that the foundational way pastors lead believers to fulfill their mission as a church comes through an expository preaching ministry. Chapter 2 establishes the priority of expository preaching in shaping and defining the mission of the church. This chapter examines the ministry of Moses in Deuteronomy as a method and model for the integration of shepherd leadership with expository preaching. Chapter 3 illustrates the expository preaching ministry and spiritual leadership of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels, especially Luke 4 and 24, in leading the New Covenant people of God to fulfill their mission. Chapter 4 examines how many of the early sermons in Acts reveal that the apostles employed Jesus’ preaching method. This chapter displays how the Epistles define the office and responsibilities of a pastor demonstrating the need to integrate leading with preaching. Chapter 5 presents the implementation of leading through expository preaching in the local church.