THE PRIMACY OF PREACHING

 

ACTS 2:14

The Model Church - Lesson #4                                                                

 

What is preaching? 

What are some the different “types” of preachers you have heard?

How important is preaching? Why?

In your opinion, what are the qualities contained in good preaching?

 

The Amercian Heritage Dictionary defines primacy as "The state of being first or foremost."

 

In our text Peter is about to preach a sermon. The occasion is the Birthday of the Church, the day when the Holy Spirit Baptized and filled the Body of Christ.

The Church was and is built on the preaching of God's Word. Preaching has always been important to God!  While some churches today try to minimize preaching, we need to see its primacy in God's overall plan.

OLD TESTAMENT PREACHING

 

NOAH - 2 Peter 2:5

 

NATHAN - 2 Samuel 12:1-14

 

EZRA AND HIS HELPERS – Nehemiah 8:6-8

 

AMOS – Amos 7:10-15

 

JONAH – Jonah 3:1-5

NEW TESTAMENT PREACHING

 

JOHN THE BAPTIST – Mark 1:4

 

JESUS - Matthew 4:17, Luke 4:18-19

 

THE DISCIPLES UNDER JESUS' DIRECTION - Mark 3:14

 

PETER

Acts 2:14-41 - 3,000 saved!

Acts 3:12-4:4 - 5,000 saved!

 

THOSE SCATTERED BY PERSECUTION – Acts 11:19-21

 

PAUL – Ephesians 3:8, Colossians 1:25-29

PREACHING TODAY

 

Mark 16:15 - And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

 

Romans 1:14-17 - I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. [15] So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. [16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. [17] For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

 

Romans 10:13-17 - For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. [14] How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? [15] And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! [16] But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? [17] So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

 

1 Corinthians 1:23-25 - But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

 

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 - And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

 

2 Corinthians 4:5 - For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

 

2 Timothy 4:2 - Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

 

2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

 

Romans 15:4 - For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

 

1 Peter 3:15 - But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

 

 

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