Seminary: Bible Exposition

Seminary: Bible Exposition

Learn about the whole process of preparing a sermon, talk or Bible study, beginning with exegesis and theological reflection, moving to identifying the core of the message to be delivered, and then learning how to craft the full message on that basis.

At a Glance

This course leads you through the principles of Bible Exposition to help you preach the Scriptures more effectively.  Set aside 10 hours per week to read, reflect and pray your way through this seminary-level course.

Each lesson includes
  • Key principles of bible exposition
  • Helpful set texts to aide your learning
  • Interactive reflection and exercise boxes to help you apply what you learn
This course is ideal for
  • Aspiring and existing church leaders, church planters and their teams, apprentices and interns 
  • Pastors with busy schedules who want to grow in ministry skills and gospel direction 
  • Church planters who want to preach more effectively
  • Leadership teams and church planting core groups who want preaching the Bible to set the direction of their churches 
  • Existing church ministers who want to 'top-up' their theology with a missional, evangelical and reformational emphasis


100 hours

More Details

This module has a focus on how biblical interpretation shapes and directs homiletical construction. Within this particular attention is paid to issues of application. The module also explores some theological aspects of different forms of word ministry.

Brought to you by Crosslands, the Bible Exposition course is divided into 8 lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - Listening well to God: epistle
  • Lesson 2 - Listening well to God: narrative
  • Lesson 3 - The heart of the message: ‘Big Idea’ and ‘Aim’
  • Lesson 4 - Interim assignment
  • Lesson 5 - The logical steps of preparation: an overview
  • Lesson 6 - Application
  • Lesson 7 - Distinctives of different forms of word ministry
  • Lesson 8 - Final assignment

Course Options

  • If you are interested in pursuing seminary credit for any of these courses, please contact the BibleMesh Institute here.
  • For more information about Crosslands, click here.


Tim Chester
Dr. Tim Chester

Tim Chester is a pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, a faculty member of Crosslands. He is the author of over 30 books and commentaries including You Can Change and A Meal with Jesus, as well as being co-author of Total Church.

Dan Strange
Dr. Dan Strange

Dan Strange is Acting Principal at Oak Hill Theological College, lecturing in Culture, Religion and Public Theology and part of the Crosslands faculty. With a PhD from Bristol University, he leads a North London church and is married to Elly with seven children. His most recent monograph is For Their Rock is Not as Our Rock: An Evangelical Theology of Religions.