I remember Rick Warren asserting that Jesus preached topical sermons. If learning what I have learned about midrash, I disagree with Warren.
But whether Jesus (or the writer to the Hebrews, for example) was doing exposition or not, it seems as though expository preaching is not longer considered a sign of a good church -- at least not in the popular evangelical mind.
Will it survive at all? Will it survive as a secondary form of preaching?
I have a friend in Wisconsin who left non-denom and baptist churches in the area and joined a Lutheran church, because the Lutheran pastor was the only one who actually preached the Bible (I assume she meant expository) preaching/teaching).
Dealing with a text (several verses to a chapter) is the domain of expository preaching. Ideally, the main point of the text is the main point of the sermon. Although there is a difference between expository preaching of a text and preaching book by book, we often associate expository preaching with both.
What are your thoughts?