..... Expository or Topical preaching? I've been a member of some churches where one seemed to emphasize one of them, and then I've also been a member of some churches that seemed to emphasize the other one. If I had to make a choice, I'd pick expository preaching. When I was only a 3-YO "Babe in Christ," I joined an IFBC whose Pastor was very much an expository preacher. In fact, he would preach on one book on Sunday AM, on another one on Sunday PM, and on another one on Wednesday PM! He was also very much a Greek scholar, but he never "preached down" to us folks in the pew. He retired as Pastor in the middle 1980's. He was then invited to serve as an adjunct professor in Greek at a Bible college in the Midwest. He's now rejoicing face to face with Jesus, but he definitely was strong on encouraging people to secure as much valid Biblical education as possible. This isn't to say that he never preached a topical message, but they were few and far between. Occasionally he'd do a series of messages on a particular subject or on a major Bible character. Although it's been some 40+ years since I was with him on a week to week basis, I still remember those sermons he'd preach!