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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 7758 preachers, call of
7758 preachers, call of

7758 preachers, call of

God declares his word through called and anointed preachers. He overcomes their reluctance, helps their weakness, authorises their message and confirms the truth of what they declare.

God’s call of preachers

It is not dependent upon background Am 7:14-15 See also Jer 1:1-5; Mt 4:18-20 pp Mk 1:16-19 pp Lk 5:1-11; Ac 9:10-16

It is not dependent upon ability Ex 4:10-12 See also Jer 1:6-9; Ac 4:13

It is not dependent upon willingness Ex 4:13 See also Jnh 1:1-3; Ac 9:1-6

It is a matter of God’s sovereign choice Jer 1:4-5 See also Isa 49:1-6; Eze 2:1-5; Am 7:14-15; Lk 4:18-19; Isa 61:1-2; Gal 1:15

God’s commissioning of preachers

They are commissioned to declare God’s word Eze 3:1; Ro 10:13-15 See also Jer 1:9; Jnh 3:1-2; Mt 28:18-20

They are to declare God’s word with authority Tit 2:15 See also Jer 1:9-10; Mk 3:14-15; Lk 9:1-2

They are to declare God’s word without fear Jer 1:7-8 See also Eze 2:3-7; Eze 3:7-9; Ac 5:27-29; 2Ti 1:6-8

God’s constraint upon preachers

1Co 9:16 See also Jer 20:8-9; Ac 4:18-20; Ro 1:14-15

God’s confirmation of his call upon preachers

Ac 14:3 See also Ex 4:1-9; 1Ki 17:17-24; Mk 16:20; Ac 4:29-31; 1Co 2:4

See also

1690word of God
5115Peter, preacher & teacher

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