Part 1 of A Biblical Theology of Preaching examined the biblical foundations of preaching. These foundations included: God speaks, God’s Word continues, and God’s Word is essential and effective. This post (appropriately, but not creatively call “Part 2”) focuses on application of those foundations to the practice of preaching.
Preaching Built on Biblical Foundations
God speaks and his word must continue to be promulgated because it is essential for effectively redeeming the world to him. These foundational tenets give birth to a more developed theology of preaching when the whole canon is considered. Preachers of the gospel of Jesus Christ have additional blessings and responsibilities which are based on the aforementioned foundations.
Preaching must be Biblically Consistent/Based
Both testaments contain warnings to accurately proclaim the word of God. In Deut 13:1-5 even a prophet who performs signs is to be killed if he councils against following the given commandments of the Lord. The Bible assumes a given body of revelation that future revelation must agree with / fulfill. Continue reading