The Challenge of Introducing an Expositional Series
Peter Mead raises and answers the following:
When you start a new series of messages from a book, the first message is a challenge. Not just because you want people to be motivated for the series, but because the first message has to stand in its own right. Simply presenting the background information like the notes in a study Bible is not expository preaching. But if you give the background and then preach the first section, you may end up with two messages or too little time to really preach that first section. What to do?