Jack Hyles 's "The Science of Calling a Pastor" Quote: "Choose someone who is not a Bible expositor. There is not one expository sermon in the Bible. All of them are topical. I am not fighting expository preaching, but that kind of preaching will destroy a great church. Do not be swayed by their suave teaching. The great soul-winning churches have been pastored by topical preaching. I am not talking about evangelistic church; I mean soul-winning church! If you want a soul-winning church, you must call a pastor who preaches topical sermons." "Many of our once great soul-winning churches fell prey to the popular notion of expository preaching. They decided that they wanted more Bible, but when they got it, it cost them their effective soul winning." John R. Rice said, "Expository preaching, as it is done in most Bible-believing pulpits, does not grow soul-winning churches" (Why Our Churches Do Not Win Souls, Sword of the Lord, 1966, p. 74). So both Hyles and Rice believed that expository preaching does not grow soul winning churches. I disagree Romans 10:17 says "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." The preaching of God's Word is instrumental in a person's salvation. What do you think? Is expository preaching a danger to our churches? Hmmmm.