Should expository preaching include illustration? Dr. Stephen Rummage demonstrates the essential role illustrations play in expository sermons.
Illustration should never be the master of an expository sermon, but illustration can be a faithful and helpful servant of the expository sermon.
Dr. Stephen Rummage is the Senior Pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dr. Rummage holds the M.Div. with a specialization in biblical languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and completed the Ph.D. in preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Before moving to Oklahoma, Dr. Rummage pastored churches in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Louisiana. He has served on the faculties of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and currently serves on the faculty of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books and the founder of Moving Forward, a radio teaching ministry which airs daily nationwide. He and his wife, Michele, have one son, Joshua, who along with his wife, Morgan, resides in Florida.
When you have illustration in your messages, it paints a picture of the truth that you are proclaiming from God’s word.