Preaching by God’s Design

Passionate preachers of God’s word must understand it is not their own eloquent words that grab people’s hearts and propel them into action. It is God’s word that cuts to the hearts of their listeners. Orator’s of God’s word would be wise to keep the message about the word, allowing it to speak for itself, keeping them from getting in the way of what God wants to say.

Giving a message is more about shining a light on what God is already saying then it is about coming up with some new fancy way to say something really important. Trying to say something really important will fall on deaf ears, but the messages that weave scripture together in a way that highlights the purposes and promises of God will draw others to action, bringing conviction on its listeners as their life collides with the truth of God’s word. 

“My message and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith would not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.”- 1 Cor 2:4-5

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