How Do I Preach Expository Sermons from Proverbs?

Dan Doriani | May 20, 2016

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The expository preacher aims to preach both single books of Scripture and the canon as a whole. He may turn to Proverbs for the summer because it’s practical, fills a unique slot in the canon, and suits months when people come and go, making self-contained messages beneficial.

But Proverbs presents unique challenges for three primary reasons. First, since consecutive proverbs seem to have slight connection to one another, how does one preach an expository message on one verse?

Second, some proverbs seem like promises that aren’t always true. Constraints of space require me to refer readers to commentaries like…

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