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prech'-er, prech'-ing (qoheleth, "preacher" (Ecclesiastes 1:1), basar, "to bring or tell good tidings" (Psalm 40:9 Isaiah 61:1), qara', "to call," "proclaim" (Nehemiah 6:7 Jonah 3:2), qeri'ah, "cry," "preaching" (Jonah 3:2); kerux, "crier," "herald" (1 Timothy 2:7), kerusso, "to cry or proclaim as a herald" (Matthew 3:1 Romans 10:14), euaggellizo, "to announce good news" (Matthew 11:5)):

1. Definition

2. The Preacher's Limitations

3. A Man with a Message

4. Preaching a Necessary Agency

5. Biblical Terms and Their Meanings

6. The Hebrew Prophets

7. Christ as a Preacher

8. The Apostles as Preachers

9. Fundamental Postulates

(1) Preach the Word

(2) "We Are Ambassadors"

1. Definition:

In the New Testament sense a preacher is a man who has the inner call from the Holy Spirit and the external call from the church the witnessing body of Christ on earth, and has been duly set apart as an accredited and qualified teacher of the Christian religion. His vocation is that of addressing the popular mind and heart on religious truth, as that truth is set forth in the sacred Scripture, for the spiritual profit of the hearer as its end. The preacher, recognized as such by the church, speaks as a personal witness of God's saving truth, explaining it and applying it as the circumstances of the people and the time may require. The gravity and importance of this vocation, as set forth in the sacred Scriptures and amply illustrated in the history of the church, surpass those of any other calling among men. Luther said, "The Devil does not mind the written word but he is put to flight whenever it is preached aloud."

2. The Preacher's Limitations:

The preacher, in the sense indicated above, is with all other Christians a sharer in the freedom that is in Christ. But as a recognized teacher and leader of the church, he is not an unattached and entire unrestricted teacher. He is not to speak as his own, but as the mouthpiece of the church whose apprehension of the gospel he has voluntarily confessed. The faith of the church is, by his own assent, his faith, and her doctrine is his doctrine. He is not expected to give his own, as distinct from or opposed to the faith of the church in whose name he has been set apart to proclaim the gospel. Both the personal and the representative or official are united in him and his preaching.

3. A Man with a Message:

His work is always to be related to the Old Testament and New Testament. His sermon is under the creed of his church as the creed is under the word. The preacher is a man with a message, and the preacher who has no message of the particular kind indicated above is in no true sense a preacher. It has been well expressed in one of the valuable Yale series of lectures on the subject, "Every living preacher must receive his communication direct from God, and the constant purpose of his life must be to receive it uncorrupted and to deliver it without addition or subtraction." When he presents the message of his divinely-appointed ambassadorship in its integrity, he speaks with that peculiar kind of "authority" which has been pronounced "the first and indispensable requisite" in giving a message from God. He manifests thereby a "high celestial dogmatism," and "human weakness becomes immortal strength." The true preacher preaches from a divine impulsion. He says with Paul, "Necessity is laid upon me; for woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel" (1 Corinthians 9:16; compare Jeremiah 20:9). He says with Peter, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken unto you rather than unto God, judge ye: for we cannot but speak the things which we saw and heard" (Acts 4:19, 20). The message of the preacher is greater than the man, because it is from God. It largely makes the man who preaches it in its fullness and power. Whatever be his own gifts or whatever the alleged gift conferred in the laying on of hands, without the sense of the message he is not chosen of God to proclaim His word. Destitute of that, he does not have the sustaining impulse of his vocation to enlist his entire personality in his work and give him mastery over the minds and hearts of men.

4. Preaching a Necessary Agency:

No agency of religion is older than preaching. It is as old as the Bible itself (2 Peter 2:5). It is a necessary adjunct of a religion that is communicated to man by means of an objective and authoritative revelation, such as we have in the sacred Scriptures. It is an entirely natural agency of the forms of religion revealed in the Old Testament and New Testament. It is strictly in harmony with those ideas that obtain in both testaments regarding the method of propagating the faith, set forth through the agency of holy men who spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. That faith is disseminated by means of teaching through argument, explanation, motive and exhortation. The agency for the spread of a religion of persuasion must be preaching.

5. Biblical Terms and Their Meanings:

In the Biblical usage of the terms which have reference to the subject, preaching means the proclamation of religious truth. It is that continuous and public testimony which the church is always giving, through discourses by men set apart for such work, to her own living faith as that faith is rooted in and sustained by the written word of God. In this sense "to call," "proclaim," "cry aloud" are used frequently of the prophetic message under the various aspects of denunciation, as in Jonah 1:2; of the relation of the divine, as in Jeremiah 11:6, and of Messianic promise, as in Isaiah 61:1. The term for "preaching" is also used to designate a political propagandism set forth by the prophet (Nehemiah 6:7). In two passages (Psalm 68:11, "publish"; Isaiah 61:1) another word for preaching means "to declare good news." In the case of Jonah's preaching at Nineveh, the word used to designate what it was means strictly "proclamation" and corresponds to the New Testament word used to define our Lord's "proclamation" as a herald of the advent of the Kingdom of God (Matthew 4:17), which in its initial stages particularly was closely associated with the preaching of John the Baptist (Matthew 3:1, 2).

6. The Hebrew Prophets:

Thus, while preaching belongs especially to Christianity, it has well-defined antecedents in the Old Testament. Under both the old and the new dispensations the subject takes the church for granted and utters the testimony, not simply of a solitary believer, but of a divinely-founded society, whether it be of Jews or Christians. The older books in the Canon have in them the beginnings and some of the features of the preacher's office and of the high function of preaching. In them we find a special class of men set apart and separated unto that particular work, as we find in the Christian church, from its beginnings, the same divinely instituted office. The Hebrew prophet had a message direct from God, which frequently came with supernatural knowledge in the power of prediction. The mission of the prophet, however, was simply or chiefly to forecast the future, but to declare a present message from the Lord to the people. The prophet of the Old Testament was the forerunner in office and the prototype of the ambassador of Christ. With the development of the synagogue as the center of Hebrew worship, application as well as interpretation of the Law became essential.

Moses, the most commanding figure in Hebrew history, was a prophet, and no messages in the Old Testament are more imbued with power, sublimity and pathos than those uttered by the great lawgiver. He became the guide Israel, not so much by his rod as by the word he delivered to the people. There are numerous indications that after Moses there was a continuous class of religious teachers whose work it was to instruct men and inspire the people, as is indicated in the cases of Joshua, in the history of Deborah and Barak, and in the days of solemn assembly which are inconceivable without men who spoke and other men who listened. In the time of Samuel there was a distinct advance made in the work of the prophets, and the prophetic office had become a fixed institution. There were schools of the prophets at Bethel, Jericho and Gilgal, the very seats of heathen idolatry. Under the Old Testament dispensation the whole course of progress was toward presenting divine truth in its simplicity and power, by bringing it to bear upon the popular mind and heart. One of the marks of the new era beginning with John the Baptist was a revival of prophetic preaching (Matthew 11:9), which again resumed its old character and meaning.


7. Christ as a Preacher:

The words meaning "to proclaim as a herald" and "preaching," are frequent in the New Testament. The mission of our Lord was essentially one of proclaiming good tidings concerning the Kingdom of God (Matthew 4:17). He at once, on His entrance upon His ministry, gave to preaching a spiritual depth and practical range which it never had before. At that time preaching had manifestly become a fixed part of the synagogue worship, and was made one of the chief instruments in the spread of the gospel. our Lord constantly taught in the synagogue (Matthew 4:23 Mark 1:21 John 6:59). He thus read and interpreted and applied the Law and the Prophets (Mark 1:39 Luke 4:16). Christ's testimony about Himself was that He came "to bear witness to the truth." The spoken word became His great power in His life and ministry. Throughout His life Jesus was above all things a preacher of the truths of His kingdom. Telling men what He was in Himself, what in His relation to man and his salvation and what to God the Father, formed a large part of His public work.

8. The Apostles as Preachers:

The preaching of the apostles was essentially prophetic in character, and bore testimony concerning the resurrection of Jesus and His early return to judgment (Acts 2:24, 32, 36 1 Corinthians 15:15). The sermons of the apostles which are reported with much fullness are those of Peter on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2), his address in the house of Cornelius at Caesarea (Acts 10), and the counsels of James to the brethren at Jerusalem, as to what ordinances should be imposed on Gentile Christians. In the early church preachers were first of all witnesses to what Jesus had said and done, and to the significance to be attached to the great facts of the redemptive history. With the spread of the gospel and the passing of time, this office was taken up by others, especially such as were endued with "the word of wisdom" and "of knowledge" (1 Corinthians 12:8).

9. Fundamental Postulates:

Upon the basis of what is taught in the word of God there are two fundamentally important postulates concerning preaching and the preacher.

(1) Preach the Word.

The first note of preaching is that it be the word of God (2 Timothy 4:2). Out of the Bible must the life of every generation of Christians be fed. To Holy Scripture, therefore, ought the pulpit to abide faithful, for out of its treasures the preacher fulfils his double office of edifying believers and subjugating the world to Christ. There must always be an organic connection between the word in the text and the sermon.

(2) "We Are Ambassadors."

The work of preaching is the fulfillment of a divinely instituted ambassadorship (2 Corinthians 5:20). The gospel is put into the hands of men for a distinct purpose, and is to be administered in accordance with the plan of its author. The preacher is in a very distinct sense a trustee. "But even as we have been approved of God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God who proveth our hearts" (1 Thessalonians 2:4). Those who have accepted the responsibility imposed upon them by this divine commission are enjoined to exercise their office so as to warrant the approbation of Him who has appointed them to a specific work. The homiletic practice of taking theme of every sermon from a passage of Holy Writ has been an almost invariable rule in the history of the church. It is the business of the preacher to present the truth embodied in the text in its integrity. In the exercise of his divinely-appointed ambassadorship he is to administer God's word revealed to Christian faith, not human opinions or speculations.

David H. Bauslin

2782. kerugma -- a proclamation
... proclamation. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: kerugma Phonetic Spelling:
(kay'-roog-mah) Short Definition: a proclamation, preaching Definition: a ...
// - 7k

2097. euaggelizo -- to announce good news
... 2), preach (4), preach the gospel (11), preach...a gospel (1), preach...the good
news (1), preached (11), preached the gospel (4), preaching (8), preaching the ...
// - 10k

3056. logos -- a word (as embodying an idea), a statement, a ...
... 1), complaint (1), exhortation* (1), have to do (1), instruction (1), length* (1),
matter (4), matters (1), message (10), news (3), preaching (1), question (2 ...
// - 8k

2784. kerusso -- to be a herald, proclaim
... Definition to be a herald, proclaim NASB Word Usage made proclamation (1), preach
(16), preached (10), preacher (1), preaches (2), preaching (11), proclaim (8 ...
// - 9k

746. arche -- beginning, origin
... beginning, origin NASB Word Usage beginning (38), corners (2), domain (1), elementary
(1), elementary* (1), first (1), first preaching (1), principalities (1 ...
// - 7k

2099. euaggelistes -- an evangelist, a bringer of good news
... Every Christian is called to share the Gospel, but 2099 ("an evangelist") does so
as a , which includes preaching the of (the ). See 2097 ("gospelizing"). ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
7150. qeriah -- proclamation
... Word Origin from qara Definition proclamation NASB Word Usage proclamation (1).
preaching. From qara'; a proclamation -- preaching. see HEBREW qara'. ...
/hebrew/7150.htm - 6k

6953. Qoheleth -- "a collector (of sentences)," "a preacher," a ...
... preacher. Feminine of active participle from qahal; a (female) assembler (ie Lecturer):
abstractly, preaching (used as a "nom de plume", Koheleth) -- preacher. ...
/hebrew/6953.htm - 6k


The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching
The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching. <. The Demonstration of the
Apostolic Preaching Irenæus. Table of Contents. Title Page. PREFACE. ...
// demonstration of the apostolic preaching/

Preaching for the Poor
... Preaching for the Poor. A Sermon (No.114). Delivered on Sabbath Morning, January
25, 1857, by the. REV. CH SPURGEON. at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 3 1857/preaching for the poor.htm

Preaching at Nazareth
... I to XII PREACHING AT NAZARETH. ... There are seven references to Christ's preaching
in the synagogues in this chapter, and only two in the rest of this Gospel. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/preaching at nazareth.htm

Preaching at Peel
... Chapter 19. An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland;
Incidents in Scotland Preaching at Peel. June 3.--- (Being ...
/...// journal of john wesley/preaching at peel.htm

Preaching Incidents
... Chapter 4. Preaching Incidents; Wesley's Labor Colony; Dispute with Whitefield;
Curious Interruptions; The Mother of the Wesleys Preaching Incidents. ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/preaching incidents.htm

Preaching by Moonlight
... Chapter 12. Wesley's Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; the Speaking
Statue; Wesley's Pentecost Preaching by Moonlight. 1762. ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/preaching by moonlight.htm

The Pay of Preaching
... Chapter 9. Wesley's Marriage; Dealings with Cornwall Smugglers; His Illness
and Recovery The Pay of Preaching. Our landlord, as he ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/the pay of preaching.htm

The First Preaching at Antioch
... THE FIRST PREACHING AT ANTIOCH. 'And some of them were men of Cyprus and
Cyrene, which, when they ware come to Antioch, spake unto ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture the acts/the first preaching at antioch.htm

The Preaching of John. Ch. 3:1-20
... III. THE PREPARATION. CHS. 3:1 TO 4:13 A. The Preaching Of John. Ch.
3:1-20. 1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius ...
/.../erdman/the gospel of luke an exposition/a the preaching of john.htm

Preaching in a Loft
... Chapter 10. Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions; A
Dream Preaching in a Loft. Monday, May 10."I went forward ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/preaching in a loft.htm

ATS Bible Dictionary

The public and oral inculcation of the truths of religion, especially of the gospel of Christ, Isaiah 61:1 Acts 8:4 2 1 Corinthians 5:20 Ephesians 3:8. Public instruction in religion was no doubt given in the earliest ages. Enoch prophesied, Jude 1:14-15; and Noah was a preacher of righteousness, 2 Peter 2:5. Frequent instances of religious addresses occur in the history of Moses, the judges, and the prophets; and these were to some extent in connection with the Jewish ritual, Nehemiah 1:1-11.

The psalms sung in the temple-conveyed instruction to the people. After the captivity, numerous synagogues were erected, in which the word of God was read and expounded from Sabbath to Sabbath. Under the gospel dispensation, the preaching of Christ crucified, by those whom he calls to be his ambassadors, is an established ordinance of prime importance-God's chief instrumentality for the conversion of the world, Mark 16:15 1 1 Corinthians 1:21 2 Timothy 2:2 4:2.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Preach.

2. (n.) The act of delivering a religious discourse; the art of sermonizing; also, a sermon; a public religious discourse; serious, earnest advice.

Preaching (116 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PREACHER; PREACHING. ... Both the personal and the
representative or official are united in him and his preaching. ...
/p/preaching.htm - 50k

Synagogues (27 Occurrences)
... Matthew 4:23 Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching
the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every ...
/s/synagogues.htm - 14k

Spirits (129 Occurrences)
... in a place of judgment in the unseen world (compare 2 Peter 2:4-9). The crucial
point in the passage lies in what is said of Christ's preaching to these ...
/s/spirits.htm - 42k

Preached (75 Occurrences)
... resurrection from the dead. (KJV WBS). Acts 8:4 But those who had gone in flight
went everywhere preaching the word. (See NIV). Acts 8:5 ...
/p/preached.htm - 28k

Tidings (169 Occurrences)
... Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went round the whole of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,
and preaching the glad tidings of the kingdom, and healing every disease ...
/t/tidings.htm - 38k

Preach (72 Occurrences)
... teaching. 5. (vt) To deliver or pronounce; as, to preach a sermon. 6. (vt)
To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching. 7 ...
/p/preach.htm - 28k

Villages (106 Occurrences)
... Matthew 9:35 Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every ...
/v/villages.htm - 38k

Throughout (291 Occurrences)
... (KJV WBS RSV). Mark 1:39 He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee,
preaching and casting out demons. (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV). ...
/t/throughout.htm - 37k

Pulpit (1 Occurrence)
... (Nehemiah 8:4). (See Ezra.). Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) An elevated place,
or enclosed stage, in a church, in which the clergyman stands while preaching...
/p/pulpit.htm - 7k

Bartholomew (4 Occurrences)
... In the "Preaching of Bartholomew in the Oasis" (compare Budge, II, 90) he is referred
to as preaching probably in the oasis of Al Bahnasa, and according to the ...
/b/bartholomew.htm - 10k

Bible Concordance
Preaching (116 Occurrences)

Matthew 3:1 In those days, John the Baptizer came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,

Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus went about preaching and saying, Let your hearts be turned from sin, for the kingdom of heaven is near.

Matthew 4:23 Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.

Matthew 9:35 Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.

Matthew 11:1 And it came about that when Jesus had come to the end of giving these orders to his twelve disciples, he went away from there, teaching and preaching in their towns.

Matthew 12:41 The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, someone greater than Jonah is here.

Mark 1:4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins.

Mark 1:7 He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen.
(See NAS)

Mark 1:14 Now after John was taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of God,

Mark 1:39 He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out demons.

Mark 2:2 Immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even around the door; and he spoke the word to them.
(See RSV)

Mark 6:12 And they went out, preaching the need for a change of heart in men.

Mark 16:20 And they went out, preaching everywhere, the Lord working with them, and giving witness to the word by the signs which came after. So be it.

Luke 3:3 He came into all the region around the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for remission of sins.

Luke 4:44 He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.

Luke 8:1 It happened soon afterwards, that he went about through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the Kingdom of God. With him were the twelve,

Luke 9:6 They departed, and went throughout the villages, preaching the Good News, and healing everywhere.

Luke 11:32 The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, one greater than Jonah is here.

Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were till John: but then came the preaching of the kingdom of God, and everyone makes his way into it by force.

Luke 20:1 It happened on one of those days, as he was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the Good News, that the priests and scribes came to him with the elders.

John 12:38 in order that the words of Isaiah the Prophet might be fulfilled, "Lord, who has believed our preaching? And the arm of the Lord--to whom has it been unveiled?"

Acts 4:2 Being greatly troubled because they were teaching the people and preaching Jesus as an example of the coming back from the dead.

Acts 4:4 But many of those who had listened to their preaching believed; and the number of the adult men had now grown to be about 5,000.

Acts 4:31 And when their prayer was ended, the place where they were was violently moved, and they all became full of the Holy Spirit, preaching the word of God without fear.

Acts 5:42 Every day, in the temple and at home, they never stopped teaching and preaching Jesus, the Christ.

Acts 6:2 And the Apostles sent for all the disciples and said, It is not right for us to give up preaching the word of God in order to make distribution of food.

Acts 8:4 Therefore those who were scattered abroad went around preaching the word.

Acts 8:5 And Philip having gone down to a city of Samaria, was preaching to them the Christ,

Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching good news concerning the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

Acts 8:25 They therefore, when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the Good News to many villages of the Samaritans.

Acts 8:40 But Philip came to Azotus, and went through all the towns, preaching the good news, till he came to Caesarea.

Acts 9:20 And straight away, in the Synagogues, he was preaching Jesus as the Son of God.

Acts 9:27 But Barnabas took him to the Apostles and gave them an account of how he had seen the Lord on the road, and had given hearing to his words, and how at Damascus he had been preaching in the name of Jesus without fear.

Acts 9:29 preaching boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus. He spoke and disputed against the Hellenists, but they were seeking to kill him.

Acts 10:36 The word which he sent to the children of Israel, preaching good news of peace by Jesus Christ-he is Lord of all-

Acts 11:19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.

Acts 11:20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, preaching the Lord Jesus.

Acts 13:5 And at Salamis they were preaching the word of God in the Synagogues of the Jews: and John was with them, helping them.

Acts 13:24 For whose coming John made ready the way by preaching to all the people of Israel the baptism which goes with a change of heart.

Acts 13:45 But when the Jews saw such a great number of people, they were full of envy and said evil words against Paul's preaching.

Acts 14:7 And went on preaching the good news there.

Acts 14:9 This man was giving ear to the preaching of Paul, who, looking at him, and seeing that he had faith to be made well,

Acts 14:15 and saying, Men, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, preaching to you to turn from these vanities to the living God, who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all things in them;

Acts 14:21 And having made a number of disciples through the preaching of the good news in that town, they went back to Lystra and Iconium and Antioch,

Acts 14:25 And, after preaching the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia;

Acts 15:21 for Moses from former generations in every city hath those preaching him -- in the synagogues every sabbath being read.'

Acts 15:35 But Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

Acts 16:6 When they had gone through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.
(See NIV)

Acts 17:3 Saying to them clearly and openly that Christ had to be put to death and come back to life again; and that this Jesus, whom, he said, I am preaching to you, is the Christ.

Acts 17:13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had news that Paul was preaching the word at Beroea, they came there, troubling the people and working them up.

Acts 17:18 And some of those who were supporters of the theories of the Epicureans and the Stoics, had a meeting with him. And some said, What is this talker of foolish words saying? And others, He seems to be a preacher of strange gods: because he was preaching of Jesus and his coming back from the dead.

Acts 18:5 Now at the time when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was preaching fervently and was solemnly telling the Jews that Jesus is the Christ.

Acts 18:9 And the Lord said to Paul in the night, in a vision, Have no fear and go on preaching:

Acts 18:26 And he was preaching in the Synagogue without fear. But Priscilla and Aquila, hearing his words, took him in, and gave him fuller teaching about the way of God.

Acts 19:8 And he went into the Synagogue, and for three months he was preaching there without fear, reasoning and teaching about the kingdom of God.

Acts 19:13 But some of the Jews who went from place to place driving out evil spirits, took it on themselves to make use of the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, I give you orders, by Jesus, whom Paul is preaching.

Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week, when we had met to break bread, Paul, who was going away the next morning, was preaching to them, and prolonged his discourse till midnight.

Acts 20:9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

Acts 20:21 Preaching to Jews and to Greeks the need for a turning of the heart to God, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 20:25 "Now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I went about preaching the Kingdom of God, will see my face no more.

Acts 21:28 They laid hands on him, crying out, "Men of Israel, help! help! This is the man who goes everywhere preaching to everybody against the Jewish people and the Law and this place. And besides, he has even brought Gentiles into the Temple and has desecrated this holy place."

Acts 26:20 But I went about, first to those in Damascus and Jerusalem, and through all the country of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, preaching a change of heart, so that they, being turned to God, might give, in their works, the fruits of a changed heart.

Acts 28:31 preaching the Kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, without hindrance.

Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the Good News of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you always in my prayers,

Romans 2:22 thou who art preaching not to steal, dost thou steal? thou who art saying not to commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou who art abhorring the idols, dost thou rob temples?

Romans 10:8 But what doth it say? 'Nigh thee is the saying -- in thy mouth, and in thy heart:' that is, the saying of the faith, that we preach;
(See NAS)

Romans 10:14 How then shall they call upon 'him' in whom they did not believe? and how shall they believe 'on him' of whom they did not hear? and how shall they hear apart from one preaching?

Romans 10:17 So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
(See RSV)

Romans 14:23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because it isn't of faith; and whatever is not of faith is sin. (24) Now to him who is able to establish you according to my Good News and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret through long ages, (25) but now is revealed, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, is made known for obedience of faith to all the nations; (26) to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever! Amen.

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:21 For seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom didn't know God, it was God's good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save those who believe.

1 Corinthians 2:4 My speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

1 Corinthians 9:16 If I go on preaching the Good News, that is nothing for me to boast of; for the necessity is imposed upon me; and alas for me, if I fail to preach it!

1 Corinthians 9:18 What then is my reward? This, that when I am giving the good news, I may give it without payment, not making use of my rights as a preacher of the good news.

1 Corinthians 9:27 but I chastise my body, and bring 'it' into servitude, lest by any means, having preached to others -- I myself may become disapproved.
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1 Corinthians 15:14 If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith also is in vain.

2 Corinthians 1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we were preaching among you, even I and Silvanus and Timothy, was not Yes and No, but in him is Yes.

2 Corinthians 4:5 For our preaching is not about ourselves, but about Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants through Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:19 That is, that God was in Christ making peace between the world and himself, not putting their sins to their account, and having given to us the preaching of this news of peace.

2 Corinthians 8:18 We have sent together with him the brother whose praise in the Good News is known through all the assemblies.
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2 Corinthians 10:14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:

2 Corinthians 11:4 For if anyone comes preaching another Jesus from the one whose preachers we are, or if you have got a different spirit, or a different sort of good news from those which came to you, how well you put up with these things.

2 Corinthians 11:7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached to you God's Good News free of charge?
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Galatians 1:9 What I have just said I repeat--if any one is preaching to you a Good News other than that which you originally received, let him be accursed.

Galatians 1:23 Only it came to their ears that he who at one time was cruel to us is now preaching the faith which before had been attacked by him;

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation; and I put before them the good news which I was preaching among the Gentiles, but privately before those who were of good name, so that the work which I was or had been doing might not be without effect.

Galatians 2:7 Indeed, when they saw that I was entrusted with the preaching of the Good News to the Gentiles as Peter had been with that to the Jews--

Galatians 4:13 But you have knowledge that with a feeble body I was preaching the good news to you the first time;

Galatians 5:11 But I, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still attacked? then has the shame of the cross been taken away.

Ephesians 2:17 And he came preaching peace to you who were far off, and to those who were near;

Philippians 1:15 Though some are preaching Christ out of envy and competition, others do it out of a good heart:

Philippians 1:17 But those are preaching Christ in a spirit of competition, not from their hearts, but with the purpose of giving me pain in my prison.

Philippians 1:18 What then? only that in every way, falsely or truly, the preaching of Christ goes on; and in this I am glad, and will be glad.

Philippians 4:9 The things which came to you by my teaching and preaching, and which you saw in me, these things do, and the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:15 And you men and women of Philippi also know that at the first preaching of the Good News, when I had left Macedonia, no other Church except yourselves held communication with me about giving and receiving;

Colossians 1:25 of which I was made a servant, according to the stewardship of God which was given me toward you, to fulfill the word of God,
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Colossians 1:28 Whom we are preaching; guiding and teaching every man in all wisdom, so that every man may be complete in Christ;

Colossians 4:3 And pray at the same time for us also, that God may open for us a door for preaching, for us to tell the truth concerning Christ for the sake of which I am even a prisoner.

1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our preaching was not grounded on a delusion, nor prompted by mingled motives, nor was there fraud in it.



Preaching: "The Gospel of the Kingdom of God" the Subject of Christ's

Preaching: Christ Crucified and Risen, the Burden of Paul's

Preaching: Effective by Azariah

Preaching: Effective by Jonah

Preaching: Effective by Paul

Preaching: Effective by Peter and Other Apostles

Preaching: Effective by Philip

Preaching: Impenitence Under of Ahab

Preaching: Impenitence Under of Asa

Preaching: Impenitence Under of the Jews

Preaching: Moses Was Slow of Speech

Preaching: Noah Called "Preacher"

Preaching: Repentance, the Subject of Christ's

Preaching: Repentance, the Subject of John the Baptist's

Preaching: Repentance, the Subject of the Apostles

Preaching: Sitting While

Preaching: Solomon Called "The Preacher" (Koheleth)

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