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8 Reasons for Biblical Preaching

In the second of three articles in his series An Appeal to All Pastors: Why and How Should We Preach, Sam Storms gives us eight reasons why pastors should be committed to biblical preaching.

  1. We must preach because of the power of the Word of God to change human lives and to transform the experience of the church.
  2. We must preach because preaching is God’s ordained means for making himself known to us.
  3. We must preach because preaching not only communicates truth about God, it also mediates the very person and power of God.
  4. We must preach because preaching (aside from reading) is the most effective means for transmitting the truths of Holy Scripture.
  5. We must preach because preaching is the fuel for worship. Preaching fans the flames of passion for Jesus.
  6. We must preach because preaching is not simply the fuel for worship, preaching is worship.
  7. We must preach because preaching is the catalyst for church growth, renewal, and revival.
  8. We must preach because preaching is the means by which the glory of God is revealed and imparted to those who listen with faith.

(HT: Desiring God)

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One thought on “8 Reasons for Biblical Preaching

  1. I gotta tell you these 8 reasons seem to glorify or elevate preaching to an unhealthy and even
    unbiblical level.
    I think it is a stretch to say preaching is worship and even greater stretch to say that its the catalyst for revival or renewal. #8 seems to me to be the most out there. Preaching isn’t “the means” it is a means and only one of many.

    I certainly don’t think the whole list is garbage or anything. I am believer in the Holy Spirit’s ability to use preaching to bring a transformational message to the hearts and minds of those listening. It’s a beautiful privilege and an awesome responsibility for those who are called to do so.

    Still, let’s not go overboard here. I think if my congregation is mostly being changed by my preaching, then I’ve poorly communicated the power of daily Bible study, prayer and service to others as the most effective means for the transformation of thier character into the image of Christ.

    Posted by Ben Markham | January 26, 2010, 6:14 pm

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