In our preaching courses at Heritage, one of the books we often use as a textbook is Dr. Ramesh Richard’s excellent work, Preaching Expository Sermons.
I’ve known Ramesh since my days at Dallas Seminary. He was one of my professors and has become a dear friend. Linda and I have traveled with Ramesh to Tanzania where I heard him teach the material in this book to a group of pastors and ministry leaders.
What I like about Ramesh’s book is that it provides clear, concise and understandable instruction on how to develop biblically rich sermons. Ramesh guides the reader through a seven-step process for sermon preparation, offering many practical suggestions and illustrative charts. In addition, the book includes a number of informative and inspirational appendixes on important aspects of biblical preaching (my favourite is the article on the role of the Holy Spirit in biblical preaching).
Preparing Expository Sermons is ideal for beginning preachers, lay preachers without formal training, or any pastor who is looking for a refresher course in expository sermon preparation.
Here’s some good news. During the month of May, you can get the Kindle edition of the book from Amazon for under $2.00.
If you are looking for a good resource in the area of preaching, Preparing Expository Sermons is a great place to start!