April 28, 2008

Why Preach the Word?

Posted in Bible Study, Church Leadership, Ecclesiology, Preaching at 2:22 pm by Dan Lowe

In an online post dated January 21, 2008, Dr. John MacArthur listed 7 good reasons why preachers must preach the Word of God:

1)       Preaching the Word of God lets God speak rather than man, because it declares God’s own Word.

2)       Preaching the Word is the only right way to preach because it brings the preacher into direct contact with the mind of the Holy Spirit, the author of Scripture.

3)       Preaching the Word is the only right way to preach because it forces the preacher to proclaim all of God’s revelation, including those truths that even many believers find hard to learn or accept.

4)       Preaching the Word is the only right way to preach because it promotes biblical literacy in a congregation, not only through what is learned from the sermon itself but also through the increased desire to study

5)       Preaching the Word is the only right way to preach because it carries ultimate authority.

6)       Preaching the Word is the only right way to preach because only that kind of preaching can transform both the preacher and the congregation.

7)       It is His own Word, and only His own Word, that the Lord calls and commissions His preachers to proclaim.

Read the whole post here http://www.sfpulpit.com/2008/01/21/why-preach-the-word/

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