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Arold February 4, 2015 at 11:21 am

I completely agree with your post regarding hearing preaching or sermons is essential to spiritual maturity. Interestingly, preaching had played a pivotal role in Jesus’ earthly ministry. That’s the very means that had enabled Him to reach the masses with the message of the Kingdom of God.

Practically speaking, if you’ve been in church and had the chance to listen to a powerful sermon where the word is expounded into such a powerful and life-changing fashion, the feeling that you experience is completely different from what you would experience when reading the Bible alone. Through preaching under the power of the Holy Spirit, the preacher will be able to penetrate into deep things that are going on in people’s lives.

When tempted, the Holy Spirit will not bring scriptures into our minds, but He can certainly use things that we had heard from past preaching in order to keep us from falling. Powerful preaching can really make a difference. We are to encourage and honor those God has placed in this type of position. Besides, God will use the very things that we had heard in sermon in order to hold us accountable. Lastly, true preaching is God speaking to us.

Yahweh's Disciple February 8, 2015 at 1:40 pm

John 14:26 – “The Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things AND BRING TO REMEMBRANCE all I (Jesus) have taught you.”
Preaching is a side dish. The Bible, God’s word is the main course. Preaching is good. But God’s word is essential!

Arold February 8, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Nobody has questioned the importance of the word of God. In fact, this not what this post is about. We understand that the word of God is the foundation of preaching. This post is dealing with the significance of preaching which plays an essential role in spiritual growth in the life of a believer. If preaching wasn’t that important, why would God equip people with the ability to preach?

DocReits February 12, 2015 at 11:29 am

Hi Arnold,

I agree with the main point of your post about preaching. I agree with Yahweh’s Disciple also, concerning this statement you made:

“When tempted, the Holy Spirit will not bring scriptures into our minds…”

Maybe you misspoke…

DocReits

Arold February 12, 2015 at 11:35 am

Thanks for pointing that out. You’re right that I misspoke. I’ve never realized that until you point that out. Bringing scriptures into our minds is one of the roles of the Holy Spirit, so that we don’t fall into the trap of Satan.





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