Preaching is…

Preaching is theology coming through a man who is on fire.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Isaiah 52:7
How lovely on the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news
,
Who announces peace
And brings good news of happiness,
Who announces salvation,
And says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

Accuracy, not to speak of integrity, demands that we develop every possible skill to keep us from declaring in the name of God what the Holy Spirit never intended to convey.” ~Haddon Robinson

Romans 10:14-15
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? 15 How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!”

Preaching is a spiritual event that is intended to grip your heart and shake you loose from your comfort. It is designed to take you where you haven’t gone in terms of your thinking and understanding of the Word of God. It is intended to create a spiritual response that very moment and to deposit seeds that will shape, over a long period of time, a fixed set of convictions in the fabric of your life.”~ John MacArthur

“Preach the Word”

I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. ~2 Timothy 4:1–4

“Expository means that preaching aims to exposit, or explain and apply, the meaning of the Bible. The reason for this is that the Bible is God’s word, inspired, infallible, profitable—all 66 books of it. The preacher’s job is to minimize his own opinions and deliver the truth of God. Every sermon should explain the Bible and then apply it to people’s lives. The preacher should do that in a way that enables you to see that the points he is making actually come from the Bible. If you can’t see that they come from the Bible, your faith will end up resting on a man and not on God’s word.”
(John Piper: What I Mean by Preaching)

“Preaching is theology coming through a man who is on fire.”

*Emphasis Mine, Pictures Not Mine

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