About This Site

This website aims to encourage expository preaching by helping preachers prepare expository, redemption-focused sermons. Here I present seven steps that help you move from a biblical text to a sermon. Then I provide examples in which I use those steps with actual texts.

I do not assume that my readers have access to books on preaching, Bible commentaries, or Bible software. While I will often refer to books, I will also try to point my readers to materials that are available online.

This site does not provide ready-made sermons. Preaching a sermon prepared by someone else will ordinarily be far less effective than preaching a sermon you yourself have crafted after prayerful hours of studying and living with a biblical text.

     About Me

My name is Tim Brown.

I am a pastor who retired after serving three congregations in the Christian Reformed Church in North America for a total of nearly 39 years. I love God’s Word and his Church, and desire to see the Church built up through the preaching of the Word.

I graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in Classics (Greek), attended Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), received an M.Div. from Reformed Presbyterian Seminary, and did an additional year of study at Calvin Theological Seminary.

I am married and have four adult children and four grandchildren. My wife and I live in Pennsylvania, in beautiful Lancaster County.