The Role of Imagination in Expository Sermon Construction

While expository preaching is a biblically faithful model, this
method of preaching can result in boring recitations of research.
In order to bring life to expository sermons, this article argues
that imagination serves an important and necessary role in
expository sermon construction. First, this article presents an
original definition of imagination as it relates to expository
sermons. Second, a biblical survey of terms relating to
imagination reveals that Scripture advocates for its use, as well
as how to use the imagination. Third, this article addresses
potential pitfalls when engaging the imagination and offers
boundaries to ensure appropriate use. Fourth, this article
addresses the level of importance of imagination to the sermon
construction process. Fifth, every aspect of sermon construction
benefits from imagination, as this section demonstrates. Finally,
the reader will receive practical tips for improving imaginative