Monday, March 3, 2008

DTMW4I: Richard Mayhue

I emailed Richard Mayhue to request a list of advantages found in expository preaching. Dr. Mayhue graciously pointed me to a list he has already compiled in Rediscovering Expository Preaching, page 20:

    1. Expositional preaching best achieves the biblical intent of preaching: delivering God's message.
    2. Expositional preaching promotes scripturally authoritative preaching.
    3. Expositional preaching magnifies God's Word.
    4. Expositional preaching provides a storehouse of preaching material.
    5. Expositional preaching develops the pastor as a man of God's Word.
    6. Expositional preaching ensures the highest level of Bible knowledge for the flock.
    7. Expositional preaching leads to thinking and living biblically.
    8. Expositional preaching encourages both depth and comprehensiveness.
    9. Expositional preaching forces the treatment of hard-to-interpret texts.
    10. Expositional preaching allow for handling broad theological themes.
    11. Expositional preaching keeps preachers away from ruts and hobby horses.
    12. Expositional preaching prevents the insertion of human ideas.
    13. Expositional preaching guards against misinterpretation of the biblical text.
    14. Expositional preaching imitates the preaching of Christ and the apostles.
    15. Expositional preaching brings out the best in the expositor.

Prior to enrolling in seminary, Dr. Mayhue served with the United States Navy from 1966 to 1971, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. After seminary he ministered from 1975 to 1977 as an assistant pastor at Grace Brethren Church in Columbus, Ohio, where he also served as director of the Worthington Bible Institute.

From 1977 to 1980, Dr. Mayhue taught in the areas of New Testament and Pastoral Ministries at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, where he also enjoyed an active weekend Bible conference ministry. From 1980 to 1984, he was a member of the pastoral staff at Grace Community Church where he served as an associate to Dr. MacArthur in a teaching ministry and as director for the well-known Shepherds' Conferences. From 1984 to 1989, he pastored the historic Grace Brethren Church of Long Beach, California.

Dr. Mayhue joined the faculty of The Master's Seminary in 1989 and was appointed as Dean of the Seminary in 1990. In November 2000 Dr. Mayhue also assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Provost of The Master's College.

1 comment:

Keith said...

Another great list !!