Preaching with Purpose

Why do you stand in the pulpit? What is your purpose?

The purpose of preaching is not to occupy time during the worship service. It is not to offer a little moral lesson or to suggest some interesting ideas for further thought. The purpose of preaching is to transform lives. The purpose of preaching is to make a difference – in the life of the preacher as well as the life of the listener.

A preacher without a purpose is like an architect who sits down at the drafting table to design a structure, but doesn’t know whether it will be a single-family home or a commercial warehouse. A preacher without a purpose is like an archer with no target. A preacher without a purpose is like a runner with no finish line. A preacher without a purpose is a waste of the congregation’s time and the preacher’s calling.

As we explore the place of purpose in preaching, it is important that one truth is paramount: it is God’s purpose that drives us, not our own. Proverbs 19:21 points out, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Preaching that focuses on human goals and purposes are destined for failure, though they may even appear successful for a season. The most important thing a preacher can do is identify God’s purpose in His Word, and effectively communicate that truth under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. That is preaching with purpose.

  • Pastor Peter Utin

    This is wonderful, May His grace continually be released on you and that the good work God started in you He will finish it in such a you will talk to us in this part of the world in Jesus Mighty Name – Amen

    Be blessed Dr. Dudiut

    In His Vineyard

    Pastor Peter Utin

    for: Life Transformation Pentecostal Ministries

Comments

Pastor Peter Utin 30-03-2011, 13:17

This is wonderful, May His grace continually be released on you and that the good work God started in you He will finish it in such a you will talk to us in this part of the world in Jesus Mighty Name – Amen

Be blessed Dr. Dudiut

In His Vineyard

Pastor Peter Utin

for: Life Transformation Pentecostal Ministries

   

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