Thursday, March 12, 2009

What is Preaching ?

With so many definitions of preaching what really is preaching? Two children of a Pastor were playing when one asked what is preaching one of the children said it's what daddy does on sunday, the other quickly responded and said he doesn't preach he tells jokes ouch! So what then is preaching? Preaching is the spoken communication of divine truth with a view to persuasion, it is divine truth. Preaching is limited to the proclamation and enforcement of the truth of God, simply it is the delivery of a message from God to man.It is said that Charles Spurgeon said "to him christianity was not an argument, but a message;not something to be discussed, but something to be delivered by the preacher and instantaneously accepted by the hearer." People don't come to church after enduring the infliction of an ambitious but useless sermon, to learn history, but to be reminded of duty. It is said that a man once went to worship and complained about the sermon he said I went to hear the way to heaven; I was told the way to Palestine. Our reason for being in the pulpit is that we have a word from the Lord to deliver to His people, this age wants and is prepared to receive not the priest, but the prophet.When the spaniards would describe a tedious writer they say, He leaves nothing in the inkstand! Brethren let that be our testimony in closing Guthrie demanded in every sermon what he called" the three P's," Proving, Painting, & Persuading, this week proclaimers how will you paint, prove, and persuade, what will your canvas look like. My prayer is that God would breath on our canvas as we work him.

until next time!

Numbers 6:24


Anonymous said...

Great word of encouragement pastor.
May your 3 "P'S" be well received in the morning.

Praying for you.

Tony R.

Clinton Smith said...

Alright Rev! Great Post to keep us on our toes.

Vietta P's two cents said...

When I hear the preached word by the man of God. I receive it as the word of God authoritively presented without permission for debate or question. To incorporate it into our lives as a way of life.
Thanks for sharing. Be blessed and Take care.