The passage I chose was Matthew 25 and it is 46 verses long.
This was quite a challenge since I have previously worked in passages that were 7-10 verses long. Choosing this passage was more of a greater challenge to myself because I wanted to test my ability to summarize the chapter in an expository manner.
John MacArthur provides a great 2-minute overview of what it means to preach in an expository manner. Just click here to listen to his explanation.
My expository skills are getting better with each new opportunity I receive and I am applying what I have learned and read from the various books regarding expository preaching too.
Chapter 25 of Matthew's Gospel contains three parables:
- The Parable of the Wise & Foolish Virgins
- The Parable of the Talents
- The Son of Man Will Judge the Nations
I received a passing grade for this assignment and had to prepare for a second preaching experience the following week, which I may put up here on my blog before Thanksgiving.
So, for now, here is a 10-minute expository overview of Matthew 25 and The Reward of Faithfulness.