3224 Holy Spirit, and preaching

3224 Holy Spirit, and preaching

True Christian preaching is grounded in the word of God and applied by the Holy Spirit to its audience.

The Holy Spirit is identified with the proclaimed word of God

Eph 6:17 See also Jn 6:63

The Holy Spirit sends God’s messengers

Ac 13:4-5

The Holy Spirit equips, inspires and instructs God’s messengers

He inspires the OT prophets Mic 3:8 See also Isa 61:1-2; Eze 2:2-5; 2Pe 1:21

He inspires Jesus Christ’s teaching ministry Lk 4:18-21 See also Isa 61:1-2; Mt 12:18; Isa 42:1; Jn 3:34

The apostles preach in the Spirit’s power 1Co 2:4-5 See also Lk 24:45-49; Ac 4:8-12 Peter; Ac 6:10 Stephen; Ac 13:4-5 Paul and Barnabas; 1Th 1:5; 1Pe 1:12

The Holy Spirit teaches and applies the preached word of God to its hearers

Jn 14:26 See also Jn 16:15; 1Co 2:13

See also

1432prophecy in NT
1611Scripture, inspiration & authority
1690word of God
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
3140Holy Spirit, teacher
3239Holy Spirit, anointing
3269Holy Spirit in Christ
3281Holy Spirit, inspiration
3293Holy Spirit, witness of
5842eloquence
7754preaching
7773prophets, role

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