Exposition Sermon Illustrations

Exposition Sermon Illustrations

Originality within the sphere of a creature, and in reference to a finite intelligence, consists in the power of interpretation. In its last analysis it is exegesis—the pure, genial and accurate exposition of an idea or truth already existing, already com­municated, already possessed.

There has been no creation, but only a development; no absolute authorship, but only an explication. And yet how fresh and original has been the mental process! The same sub­stantially in Plato and in the thousands of his scholars; and yet in every single instance there has been all the enthusiasm, all the stimulation all the ebullient flow of life and feeling that attends the discovery of a new continent or a new star.

'Then feels he like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortes, when with eagle eyes
He stared at the Pacific, and all his men
Looked at each other with a wild surmise,
Silent, upon a peak of Darien.'—Dr. G. Campbell Morgan

(Neh. 8. 8; Job. 13. 1; 32. 8; Acts 20. 27).

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