MSP 206: Expository Preaching

Expository Preaching

This course emphasizes the step-by-step process for building and delivering expository sermons. It includes a brief description of basic types of sermons, the steps in working through a Scripture passage for exposition, steps in building expository sermons, the use of various types of sermon patterns, the use of context for proper exposition, and the help of a preaching plan in expository preaching. The student applies their learning in building sermons from passages in the Gospel of Matthew.


The learner will be able to:

  • Distinguish between an expository sermon and other basic sermon types
  • Explain and utilize the steps in preparing an expository sermon
  • Develop and deliver expository sermons


  • Acceptance into the Ministerial Study Program
  • A ministry coach appointed by the District Superintendent
  • Required Textbook(s) (see the MSP Textbook Finder)
  • Access to a computer or mobile computing device with internet access
  • Payment for the course through our online enrollment system