Most churches have regular preaching services. Most people avoid them with a passion. To attract people, many churches downplay preaching. But if you are not regularly listening to the preaching of the word of God, you are missing out on something special.
The apostle Paul tells Timothy, “Preach the Word” (2 Timothy 4:2). This means preach the word of God, the Bible. It is by the word of God in the Bible that people like you and me can be “equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:17).
Unfortunately, much of today’s preaching is based upon worldly wisdom. Such preaching is devoid of real power to change lives. Real preaching, preaching worthy of the name, is the explanation and application of the Bible. That’s where the real power of God to change lives is to be found.
As that great preacher, the apostle Paul said, “My message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not rest on the wisdom of men but on the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:4-5). Don’t avoid gathering with God’s people. Don’t avoid good Bible teaching and preaching. You will miss out on the primary means God uses to change your life. You will miss significant encounters with God that could have eternal consequences.
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