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Expository Preaching by Shai Linne with Lryics.

“Expository Preaching” by Shai Linne, from the compilation album “The Church – Called And Collected” Intro quotation: Richard Baxter, A Christian Directory, Chapter 1, pg 17. You can get this song from Lamp Mode

As I have mentioned in previous songs I have shared for Shai Linne. Shai Linne is a theologian rapper.

Expository Preaching by Shai Linne

Expository Preaching by Shai Linne

Verse 1

With our raps we adore our Master and Lord
Jesus Christ, who deserves all our claps and applause
for the wrath that He bore on the cross
for our blasphemous thoughts and the classless acts of a whore
He gave up His life with a passionate roar
Was raised up to heights where He sat at before
After this all, He gave pastors the call
to ministry found in Second Timothy chapter 4
Verse one and two- what I first wanna do
is come to you, the church, to reverse a funny view
So let me ask a question: what’s most essential?
What is it that gives a local church its credentials?
Some would say music, some would say deacons
Others say reaching the lost and soul seeking
But if we wanna give God the glory in our meetings
The most important thing is expository preaching

Chorus

Where are the Whitfields? Where are the Spurgeons?
(Preach the Word!) (Preach the Word!)
We need sound theology to deal with reality
(Preach the Word!) (Preach the Word!)
We got enough rappers, we need more pastors
We need explanation and deep application
(Preach the Word!) (Preach the Word!)

Verse 2

(For the congregation) Let me explain what I mean, it’s not too complex
It’s preaching God’s Word in its proper context
As you listen, be discerning- what you have to determine:
Was the point of the passage the point of the sermon?
If not, this problem must be confronted today
because he just used the Bible to say what he wanted to say
And even if it’s delivered with fire and intelligence
That’s basically making what God has inspired irrelevant
Instead of applying the Word’s realities
A lot of pastors (are) relying on personality
But gifts of communication can never be a true replacement
for the Holy Spirit’s illumination
Without exposition, you’ll lack major profit
All you’ll get is tradition and your pastor’s favorite topics
And that could be a slippery slope, the Word should be giving you hope
This dude is just giving you jokes
That won’t help you love Christ, it won’t help your obedience
We need more expositors, not more comedians
But shepherds who labor in the text, then faithfully connect
you to the Savior, then wait for its effects
God gives the increase- holiness, love, unity
The Word faithfully preached builds up the whole community
If not, your Sunday meal will not last
And you’ll have to supplement it with a podcast

Chorus

Don’t entertain us, that won’t sustain us
(Preach the Word!) (Preach the Word!)
Careful instruction, not a big production
(Preach the Word!) (Preach the Word!)
We need less theatrics and man-centered tactics
(Preach the Word!) (Preach the Word!)
We’re on the brink of eternity, please speak earnestly
(Preach the Word!) (Preach the Word!)

Verse 3

(For the pastors) Y’all should be mindful of this devout thesis
All of the Bible is about Jesus
The Old Testament- Jesus Christ concealed
The New Testament- Jesus Christ revealed
This truth of the Lord- Christ boldly proclaimed this
In Luke 24 on the road to Emmaus
The law, the prophets and the teachings of Apostles
All of these point back to Jesus and the gospel
So if the work of Christ is what the Word is about
Ultimately, it should be what the sermon’s about
Forget applause, you’ve got to let the cross rock ya
All roads in the Bible lead to Golgotha
Whatever the text, faithfulness demands
That we should hear the echoes of nails hitting His hands
Don’t try to be original- say the old story
And watch your people changed as they behold glory

Closing Lyrics

The glory of Jesus- we need to see this
(Preach the Word!) (Preach the Word!)
Make Christ the center so new life can enter
(Preach the Word!) (Preach the Word!)
Give us the whole counsel along with the gospel
(Preach the Word!) (Preach the Word!)
This is your duty: Show us God’s beauty
(Preach the Word!) (Preach the Word!)

 

 

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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