Preaching and Worship Style

Highland Park Baptist Church employs expository preaching.  In its simplest form, expository preaching simply means using the Bible directly, verse by verse, to teach and preach the truths of our Christian faith.

Expository preaching involves the exposition, or comprehensive explanation, of the Scripture; that is, expository preaching presents the meaning and intent of a Biblical text, providing commentary and examples to make the passage clear and understandable. The word exposition is related to the word expose—the expository preacher’s goal is simply to expose the meaning of the Bible, verse by verse. To prepare an expository sermon, the preacher starts with a passage of Scripture and then studies the grammar, the context, and the historical setting of that passage in order to understand the author’s intent. In other words, the expositor is also an exegete—one who analyzes the text carefully and objectively.  Once the preacher understands the meaning of the passage, he then crafts a sermon to explain and apply it. The result is expository preaching.1


Our service generally includes a choir singing traditional hymns accompanied by piano, guitar, violin, and drums. The top priority of our worship music is to accomplish just that…worship.  With that in mind, we ensure that all lyrics relay Biblical truth and align with the teaching of the Bible.