"Is there any word from the Lord?"
would we preach our sermons if we knew Jesus was
going to be sitting in the pew this Sunday?
Here is some encouragement
for Biblical preaching.
John Owen said, "The Word must dwell in us with
power before it can go forth from us with power."
Are You Ready to Preach?
Preaching is not merely talk about God. It is God
Himself working through the message and personality
of the preacher confronting men and bringing them to
Power exists in the spoken word. “For I long to see
you, so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift
to strengthen you, that is, that we may be mutually
comforted by one another’s faith, both yours and
mine” (Romans 1:11-12 NET).
Effective Biblical preaching brings about change in
people’s lives. The apostle Paul wrote to the church
in the Greek city of Thessalonica: “For people
everywhere report how you welcomed us and how you
turned to God from idols to serve the living and
true God and to wait for his Son from heaven,
whom he raised from the dead, Jesus our deliverer
from the coming wrath” (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 NET).
That is what happens when you receive the Word of
It is not a “happy talk” at the Christian happy hour
on Sunday morning. .
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