What is preaching?

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, my family and those whom God loves:

Preaching is the public proclamation of God’s Word as both Law and Gospel. This reflects the primary function of Jesus’ ministry (Matthew 4:17; Luke 4:43): From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  It is through preaching the Word that the Holy Spirit works to create faith (Roman 10:14-17). Preaching most commonly occurs within the worship service of a local congregation.

Preaching is the oral communication of a sermon which is a message based on God’s Word and proclaimed by a pastor.

We all love a good preacher, but we are far more blessed to hear a sermon faithful to God’s Word, no matter how smooth the preaching is.

Grace be with you,

By PT Graff

A baptized child of God's, called to be a son, husband, father, citizen of Canada and heaven and a pastor.