My favorite pastor who is not my pastor, John Piper, on expository preaching:
"It is astonishing to me how many pastors apparently don’t believe in pursuing the joy of their people in this way. Evidently they think it doesn’t work. I’m sure there are many reasons for this abandonment of biblical exposition.
"God’s truth followed by faithful, Spirit-anointed exposition, leads to great joy, which is the strength of God’s people. So give the sense, brothers. Give the sense!"
I am thankful to God for my pastor, Doug Shivers, and his commitment to 'giving the sense' through expository preaching.