I am profoundly convinced that the greatest need of the Church today is a return to expository preaching…a sermon is not an essay and is not meant, primarily, for publication, but to be heard and to have an immediate impact upon the listeners…not merely the exposition of a verse or passage, or a running commentary on it; what turns it into preaching is that it becomes a message and that it has a distinct form and pattern.
— D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount (p3,4)