Often sound hermeneutical principles and even the concept of “meaning” within hermeneutics are elusive for biblical interpretation. Yet a good hermeneutical approach is paramount for great expository preaching. And when we talk about meaning in interpretation, there are at least four aspects that are vital for textual understanding for preaching. Therefore, in this article, I will identify and describe the four aspects of meaning that are a part of the hermeneutical process, and as such, foundational for good expository preaching.
In one of my older entries, I wrote briefly on three doctrines, including sufficiency, that are essential for expository preaching. In my post this week, I examine in more detail why sufficiency specifically matters for preaching.
In this post, I apply some of the concepts from my “10 Step Sermon Process” to a recent sermon I preached on Romans 1. I also explain why I made some decisions with the text and not others.