7756 preaching, content of

7756 preaching, content of

Preaching is centred on the nature and will of God and his claims on all people. Expressed in prophecy, declaration or teaching, it includes the proclamation of the way of salvation to unbelievers and instruction about the faith to believers.

Preaching and the revelation of God’s character, word and will

Ac 20:26-27 See also Ex 8:1; 1Ki 12:21-24; Jer 7:1-11; Eze 2:3-3:4

Preaching and the declaration of the gospel

Declaring the kingdom Mk 1:14-15 pp Mt 4:17 See also Mt 4:23 pp Lk 8:1; Ac 19:8; Ac 20:25

Declaring the person of Jesus Christ and his life Ac 2:22 See also Ac 10:36-38; Ac 28:31; 2Co 1:19

Declaring the facts of the cross and the resurrection Ac 2:23-24 See also Ac 5:30; Ac 10:39-42; Ac 13:28-31; 1Co 1:22-24; 1Co 15:12-17

Declaring the victory and exaltation of Jesus Christ Ac 2:33-35 See also Ac 5:31; 1Pe 3:18-22

Declaring that Jesus is both Messiah (Christ) and Lord Ac 2:36 See also Ac 5:42; Ac 8:5; Ac 9:20-22; Ac 10:36; Ac 18:5

Declaring the call to repent Ac 17:30 See also Mk 1:15 pp Mt 4:17; Ac 2:38; Ac 3:19; Ac 26:20

Declaring the promise of forgiveness Ac 13:38 See also Lk 24:46-47; Ac 2:38; Ac 5:31; Ac 10:43

Preaching finds expression in the teaching of believers

The central place of teaching in the lives of the first Christians Ac 2:42 See also Ac 6:2; Ac 11:25-26; Ac 15:35; Ac 18:24-26; Ac 20:20

Teaching from the Scriptures Ac 18:11 See also 2Ch 17:7-9; Ne 8:2-8

Teaching on how to live Mt 28:19-20 See also Eph 4:20-24; 1Th 4:1-2; Tit 2:1-15

Preaching and the edification of believers

2Ti 4:2 See also Ac 13:42-43; Ac 14:21-22; Ac 20:2; 1Co 14:26-31

Preaching and the continuation of apostolic doctrine

Preaching should be rooted in apostolic doctrine, which is to be faithfully handed on 2Ti 2:2 See also 1Co 11:2; 2Th 2:15; 2Ti 1:13-14

Preaching that does not conform to apostolic doctrine is to be rejected 1Ti 1:3-4 See also Gal 1:6-9; 1Ti 4:1-7; Tit 1:9-14

Preaching and the rejection of merely human wisdom

1Co 2:1-5 See also 1Co 1:18-25

See also

1610Scripture
2357Christ, parables
2427gospel, transmission
2560Christ, resurrection
3224Holy Spirit & preaching
7730explanation
8234doctrine
8424evangelism
8750false teachings