In these truth-starved days, we must be bold in our proclamation of God’s Word. There is a great need for pastors, teachers, and spiritual leaders to be better equipped and energized to preach the Scriptures.

The highest purpose of the preacher is to faithfully exposit Scripture to his hearers. Herein lies the power of God in His church. We must not look to trendy gimmicks, manipulative methods, or shallow entertainment, but in the proclamation of biblical truth.

In light of this great need, OnePassion Ministries has partnered with Ligonier Ministries to host events to equip and encourage anyone who teaches and preaches the Word of God. Our goal is to encourage pastors, church leaders, Bible teachers, and those interested in the ministry of biblical preaching to stand strong and to equip them to correctly exposit the Word of God.

Dr. Steven Lawson will gather with pastors, church leaders, Bible teachers, and anyone interested in the ministry of biblical preaching and teach multiple sessions on expository preaching. At selected venues, Drs. John MacArthur or R.C. Sproul will join Dr. Lawson via live video for a Q&A session.


The Institute for Expository Preaching will normally take place over a two/three day period and will be an intense time of training and instruction in the discipline of expository preaching. A typical Institute will follow the below format:

Session 1: The Meaning of Expository Preaching
What it is – What it is not

Session 2: The Marks of Expository Preaching (I)
Priorities in the Pulpit

Session 3: The Marks of Expository Preaching (II)
Priorities in the Pulpit

Session 4: The Models of Expository Preaching
Preachers in the Scripture

Session 5: The Mechanics of Expository Preaching (I)
Preparation of the Manuscript

Session 6: The Mechanics of Expository Preaching (II)
Preparation of the Manuscript

Session 7: The Mechanics of Expository Preaching (III)
Preparation of the Manuscript


There are many advantages to attending The Institute for Expository Preaching. In addition to personal training time with Dr. Steven J. Lawson in the art of biblical exposition, attendees will takeaway the following:

1. A biblical understanding of expository preaching
2. The role of expository preaching
3. How to prepare an expository sermon
4. How to maximize your time in study
5. How to relate exegesis to application
6. How to proclaim the gospel in your preaching
7. How to preach Christ from various genres of Scripture
8. How to aim for the glory of God in every sermon
9. Who are the best historical examples in preaching
10. How to overcome discouragement in preaching