We consider the reading, preaching, and teaching of scripture to be important in our worship. And given its vital connection with the gospel, God’s glory and our spiritual health, we promote preaching which seeks to explain the meaning of a biblical text in its context, i.e., expository preaching. But God’s Word is meant to be lived not simply studied or discussed (Ps. 119:4; Jn. 13:17; Jam. 1:22, 25, etc.), so sound preaching should not be a mere theological lecture but should include vital, gospel application to help us live for Christ in the current culture and communities we find ourselves.