In Opening the Scriptures: Expository Preaching in the Lutheran Tradition, Dr. David Peter, professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, enters the church’s longstanding conversation on expository preaching. He offers readers a method for expository preaching that centers on Christ, honors the Lutheran fundamentals of preaching, and captures the art of the expository style. In this book, Peter begins by making a place for the expository sermon in the Lutheran tradition. He demonstrates how preachers engage in a close reading of the scriptural text not only in preparing the sermon but in preaching it as well. Then, he offers readers a detailed examination of four components for the expository sermon: expositing the text; proclaiming Law and Gospel; evoking the imagination; and connecting with the hearers. Finally, his sample sermons provide examples of such preaching in action.