Expounding the Word of God has always been the mandate for the man of God. This volume presents the history, methods, and effectiveness of biblical preaching through the expository method. According to the writers, expository preaching contains five elements: 1) Its source is in the Scriptures, 2) the message is extracted from Scriptures by careful exegesis, 3) message preparation correctly interprets Scripture in its normal sense and its context, 4) the message explains the original God-intended meaning of Scripture, and 5) the message applies the scriptural meaning for today (p.10). The writers also emphasize the need for the preacher's personal spiritual preparation for the sermon. He must possess some familiarity with the original languages. James Stitzinger (Chapter 10) discusses the preacher's need for a study library. He lists dozens of suggested resources. John MacArthur (Chapter 6) stresses dependence on the illuminating power of the Holy Spirit in understanding the Scriptures. The fourth section of the book gives insight on methods used in expository preaching: illustrations, outlines, introductions, conclusions, and types of messages (thematic, theological, historical, biographical, and narrative).