Diagramming for sake of genuine textual exposition

  1. Since mankind, in general, is innately hopeless and helpless in reference to his own spiritual reformation or advancement,
  2. and since sinners suffer from hamartiological (sin) hangover,
  3. and since God’s Word is often associated with His power, especially in overcoming the problems of sin,
  4. and since “the Christian preacher…is a herald” of God’s powerful Word,

THEN the most consistent, divinely attested way for making full proof of our ministry is through a life-long activity in genuine textual exposition from the whole counsel of God as we humbly submit ourselves and the results to the sovereign Spirit.

George Zemek, “Grammatical Analysis and Expository Preaching,” Rediscovering Expository Preaching, 105-106