Mark Dever offers some sagely, biblical advice to church workers caught up in the numbers game, while issuing a call to faithfulness instead of fruitfulness.
While verse-by-verse, word-by-word, close examination of phrases and clauses and parsing and syntax is important, it’s also important to step back and look at the great themes of redemptive history. It’s good to back up from verse-by-verse exposition and see the epic story from the bird’s eye.
I think people need their pastors to make sure their people see the grand schema. It is something that must be done, but is difficult to do well.
Here are a few overview sermons from Mark Dever where he steps back to look at the big picture. They are good model for macro exposition. Give them a listen if you have time.