What does Preaching mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
κήρυγμα that which is proclaimed by a herald or public crier 5
κηρύσσων to be a herald 5
εὐαγγελιζόμενοι to bring good news 2
εὐαγγελίζεται to bring good news 2
εὐηγγελίζοντο to bring good news 1
εὐηγγελίζετο to bring good news 1
εὐαγγελιζόμενος to bring good news 1
κήρυγμά that which is proclaimed by a herald or public crier 1
ἐκήρυσσεν to be a herald 1
κηρύσσοντος to be a herald 1

Definitions Related to Preaching

G2782


   1 that which is proclaimed by a herald or public crier, a proclamation by herald.
   2 in the NT the message or proclamation of the heralds of God or Christ.
   

G2784


   1 to be a herald, to officiate as a herald.
      1a to proclaim after the manner of a herald.
      1b always with the suggestion of formality, gravity and an authority which must be listened to and obeyed.
   2 to publish, proclaim openly: something which has been done.
   3 used of the public proclamation of the gospel and matters pertaining to it, made by John the Baptist, by Jesus, by the apostles and other Christian teachers.
   

G2097


   1 to bring good news, to announce glad tidings.
      1a used in the OT of any kind of good news.
         1a1 of the joyful tidings of God’s kindness, in particular, of the Messianic blessings.
      1b in the NT used especially of the glad tidings of the coming kingdom of God, and of the salvation to be obtained in it through Christ, and of what relates to this salvation.
      1c glad tidings are brought to one, one has glad tidings proclaimed to him.
      1d to proclaim glad tidings.
         1d1 instruct (men) concerning the things that pertain to Christian salvation.
         

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Dictionary

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Preaching
The Bible often mentions preaching and teaching together, for the two are closely related. It seems at times that there is little difference between them. The same person was usually both a preacher and a teacher (Matthew 4:23; Matthew 11:1; Acts 5:42; Acts 15:35; Colossians 1:28; 1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 4:2; see TEACHER).
Sometimes preaching is proclamation, such as in announcing the good news of the gospel to those who need it (Luke 4:18; Luke 9:6; 1 Corinthians 4:1-2; Acts 8:12; Acts 8:40; Acts 17:18; Galatians 1:11; Galatians 1:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:9), while teaching is more concerned with the instruction of those who already believe the gospel (John 14:26; Acts 18:11; Acts 20:20; 1 Corinthians 4:17; Colossians 2:7; Colossians 3:16; 1 Timothy 4:11). Teaching is necessary also for those who do not believe (Luke 4:31; Luke 5:3; Luke 21:37; Acts 4:2; Acts 5:21; Acts 8:43; Acts 18:11; 2 Timothy 2:24-26), while preaching the great facts of the gospel of Jesus Christ is still necessary to challenge the believer (Romans 1:15; Romans 16:25; 2 Corinthians 4:5; Colossians 1:28; 2 Timothy 4:2).
It is therefore probably better not to make too sharp a distinction between preaching and teaching. To preach the gospel is to preach Christ. God’s message for believers and non-believers centres in him. The gospel is more than just the message of salvation; it is the whole new life in Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:23-25; 1 Corinthians 15:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:11-12; 2 Corinthians 1:19-22; 2 Corinthians 4:5-6; see GOSPEL).
Authority in preaching
God wants the world to learn about him, to know him personally and to be instructed in what he desires for them. He has therefore revealed himself; he has spoken to the human race he created. He has done this dramatically through his Son Jesus Christ, but he has also given a written revelation through the Scriptures (John 1:1; John 1:14; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
Since God has given these Scriptures to his people, those who preach and teach them have a special responsibility to God. God has entrusted his revelation to them, and therefore they must be careful how they use it. They must make it known in a manner that is faithful to its meaning and at the same time beneficial to the hearers (1 Corinthians 4:1-2; 2 Timothy 2:15).
Preachers and teachers, though they reveal and announce a message that is not their own, should treat that message as if it were their own. It must become, as it were, part of them before they give it out to others (Jeremiah 20:8-9; Ezekiel 2:8-10; Ezekiel 3:1-3; Revelation 10:8-11). They are doing more than merely passing on someone else’s message; they are instructing their hearers (Acts 20:20). But the only authority in their instruction is that of the Word they preach (Acts 20:27). The spiritual authority of the message comes from God, not from the preacher (1 Corinthians 1:17; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; 1618106775_42; 2 Corinthians 4:7).
Honesty in preaching
If preachers are dependent on God for the benefits their preaching brings to others, they will express their dependence through constant prayer. They will also live righteously, so that their lives are consistent with their message (1 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Timothy 4:16). Yet they must put thought and effort into their ministry (Colossians 1:28-29) and must work constantly at improving the quality of their performance (1 Timothy 4:13-15).
Among the dangers that preachers face is the temptation to adjust the message to win approval from the audience. This is the fault for which false prophets were consistently condemned in the Old Testament (Isaiah 30:8-11; Jeremiah 5:31; Jeremiah 23:16-17; Jeremiah 23:21-22). By contrast true messengers of God say what needs to be said, whether or not it is what people want to hear (Jeremiah 1:17; Micah 3:8; Mark 12:14; 2 Timothy 4:2). Whatever Scripture he is expounding, they interpret and apply it honestly. They do not twist it to make it mean something different from what the biblical author intended (2 Corinthians 4:2). At all times their concern is to gain God’s approval, not to win people’s praise (2 Timothy 2:15; cf. John 12:43).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Preaching in the Bible
Human presentation through the Holy Spirit's power of God's acts of salvation through Jesus Christ. This proclamation of God's revelation functions as God's chosen instrument for bringing us to salvation by grace, although its message of a crucified Messiah seems to be foolishness to people of worldly wisdom and a scandalous offense to Jews (1 Corinthians 1:21-23 ). True Christian preaching interprets the meaning of God's acts into contemporary contexts. A sermon becomes God's word to us only as God's servant reconstitutes the past realities of the biblical revelation into vital present experience.
Old Testament Traditions The great prophets of the OT heralded God's direct messages against the sins of the people, told of coming judgments, and held out future hope of the great Day of the Lord. God's revelation to families, regularly shared as private instruction (Deuteronomy 11:19 ), became the foundation of the public reading of the law every seven years to all the people (Deuteronomy 31:9-13 ). During periods of special revival, natural leaders traveled about sharing the revelation in great assemblies (2 Chronicles 15:1-2 ; 2 Chronicles 17:7-9 ; 2 Chronicles 35:3 ). Nehemiah 8:7-9 records that Ezra and his associates interpreted the “sense” of what was read in such gatherings. The continuing need for such public interpretation and instruction led in the faith gave rise to an expository tradition of OT revelation. This continued after the Exile in the regular services of the local synagogues which arose in dispersed Judaism as substitutes for temple worship.
New Testament Practice Jesus began His ministry in the synagogue by announcing He was the Herald who fulfilled Isaiah's prophecy concerning the preaching of the kingdom and its blessings (Luke 4:16-21 ). By the time Peter and the other apostles preached, their emphasis focused on the person and work of Christ as the central point of history certifying the presence of God's kingdom on earth today. In the NT, this message concerned a summation of the basic facts about the life, character, death, burial, resurrection, and coming again of Christ. It continues today as the main word of revelation to the world through the church. Although the NT uses some thirty different terms to describe the preaching of John the Baptist, Jesus, and the apostles, those most commonly used can be grouped under either proclamation (to herald, to evangelize) or doctrine (to teach). Many scholars define these emphases as either gospel preaching (proclaiming salvation in Christ) or pastoral teaching (instructing, admonishing, and exhorting believers in doctrine and life-style). In practice each function melds into the other. Thus, 1 Corinthians 15:1-7 not only represents the “irreducible core” of the gospel message, but it also includes clear doctrinal teaching on the substitutionary atonement and the fulfillment of messianic prophecies. The same passage forms a foundation for the exposition of the extensive doctrine of general resurrection and its Christian dimensions taught in the following verses. Stephen's address in Acts 7:1-53 represents the best of the OT tradition, weaving narrative and historical portions of Scripture together with contemporary interpretation and application to the present situation. Peter's sermon in Acts 2:1 affirms the atoning nature of Jesus' death and the reality of His resurrection together with a clear call to faith and repentance forming a balanced argument framed around the central proposition that “Jesus Christ is Lord.”
Special Perspectives Paul firmly believed that proclaiming the full glory of Christ not only warns men and women of the need for salvation, but that through this preaching believers can grow towards spiritual maturity (Colossians 1:28 ). He wrote that the ministry of God-called leaders equips believers in each local assembly for service through mutual ministries to each other and leads to the healthy upbuilding of Christ's body (Ephesians 4:11-16 ). He defined his content as including “the whole counsel of God” and his practice as being “to Jews and Greeks,” and “from house to house,” as well as “publicly,” and “in all seasons” (Acts 20:17-21 ).
Homiletics Paul underlined the need for careful attention to principles of communication in preaching. While he refused to adopt some of the cunning word craftiness of the secular rhetoricians of his day (2 Corinthians 4:2 ; 1Thessalonians 2:3,1 Thessalonians 2:5 ), nevertheless, he adapted his preaching well to a variety of audiences and needs. In the synagogue Paul spoke to Jews about the special dealings God has with His people (Acts 13:16-41 ); but to the Greek philosophers he presented a living God as a challenge to their love for fresh ideas, quoting from their own writers as he did so (Acts 17:22-31 ). To Agrippa and Festus, Paul molded the gospel message in lofty and legal terms (Acts 26:2-23 ). When meeting a charge of apostasy from the Jewish faith, he addressed the people in their own tongue concerning his origins and his experiences in Christ (Acts 21:40-22:21 ). Paul also counseled young pastor Timothy to work on himself as well as on his doctrine (1 Timothy 4:16 ). Paul advised the need for diligent practice to improve Timothy's skills in the public reading of the Scriptures and in motivational teaching (1 Timothy 4:13-15 ). Paul noted that such responsibilities involved “hard labor” (1 Timothy 5:17 ).
Craig Skinner
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Preaching: Its Force the Main Consideration
I had tried to drive certain long brass-headed nails into a wall, but had never succeeded except in turning up their points, and rendering them useless. When a tradesman came who understood his work, I noticed that he filed off all the points of the nails, the very points upon whose sharpness J had relied; and when he had quite blunted them, he drove them in as far as he pleased. With some consciences our fine points in preaching are worse than useless. Our keen distinctions and nice discriminations are thrown away on many; they need to be encountered with sheer force and blunt honesty. The truth must be hammered into them by main strength, and we know from whom to seek the needed power.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Preaching: Need of Prayer And Unction
In a Romish book by Father Faber of the Oratory, we find the following:: 'Do you remember the story of that religious, a Jesuit I think, who was a famous preacher, and whose sermons converted men by scores? It was revealed to him that not one of the conversions was owing to his talents or eloquence, but all to the prayers of an illiterate lay-brother who sat on the pulpit steps praying all the time for the success of the sermon. There is another story, a very strange one. I will not vouch for its being true, but I will quote it for the sake of the wise teaching it contains. A certain religious, a very popular preacher, was expected one day in a convent of his order, where he was a stranger. In the afternoon he arrived, or rather an evil spirit who personated him, arrived, to see what mischief he could do. It so happened that there was to be a sermon on hell preached that day by one of the monks, but he was ill and unable to preach. So they asked this devil to preach on hell, which he did; and, as may be supposed from his experience, a most wonderful sermon was. However, on the arrival of the real preacher, the evil one was discovered, and was obliged to disclose himself, and his malicious designs. Among other things he was asked how it was not against his interests to preach such a frightening sermon about hell, as it would keep people from sin. 'Not at all,' he replied, 'there was no unction with it, so it could do no harm!'
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Preaching: Personal
Two Chinese jugglers have been making a public exhibition of their skill. One of them is set up as a target, and the other shows his dexterity by hurling knives which stick into the board at his comrade's back, close to the man's body. These deadly weapons fix themselves between his arms and legs, and between each of his fingers, they fly past his ears, and over his head, and on each side of his neck. The art is not to hit him. Are there not to be found preachers who are remarkably proficient in the same art in the mental and spiritual departments?
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Preaching: Fruit And Flowers
At Hampton Court Palace every one regards with wonder the enormous vine loaded with so vast a multitude of huge clusters: just outside the vine-house is as fine a specimen of the wistaria, and when it is in full bloom, the cluster-like masses of bloom, cause you to think it a flower-bearing vine, as the other is a fruit-bearing vine. Fit emblems these two famous trees of two ministries, both admired, but not equally to be prized; the ministry of oratory, luxuriant in metaphor and poetry, and the ministry of grace, abounding in sound teaching and soul saving-energy. Gay as are the flower-clusters of the wistaria, no one mistakes them for the luscious bunches of the grape; yet, there are many simpletons in spiritual things who mistake sound for sense, and seem to satisfy their hunger not on solid meat, but on the jingle of a musical dinner bell.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Preaching
Is the discoursing publicly on any religious subject. It is impossible, in the compass of this work, to give a complete history of this article from the beginning down to the present day. This must be considered as a desideratum in theological learning. Mr. Robinson, in his second volume of Claude's Essay, has prefixed a brief dissertation on this subject, an abridgment of which we shall here insert, with a few occasional alterations. From the sacred records we learn, that, when men began to associate for the purpose of worshipping the Deity, Enoch prophesied, Judges 1:14-15 . We have a very short account of this prophet and his doctrine; enough, however, to convince us that he taught the principal truths of natural and revealed religion. Conviction of sin was in his doctrine, and communion with God was exemplified in his conduct, Genesis 5:24 . Hebrews 11:5-6 . From the days of Enoch to the time of Moses, each patriarch worshipped God with his family; probably several assembled at new moons, and alternately instructed the whole company.
Noah, it is said, was a preacher of righteousness, 2 Peter 2:5 . 1 Peter 3:19-20 . Abraham commanded his household after him to keep the way of the Lord, and to do justice and judgment, Genesis 18:19 ; and Jacob, when his house lapsed to idolatry, remonstrated against it, and exhorted them and all that were with him to put away strange gods, and to go up with him to Bethel, Genesis 25:2-3 . Melchisedek, also we may consider as the father, the prince and the priest of his people, publishing the glad tidings of peace and salvation, Genesis 18:1-33 : Hebrews 7:1-28 : Moses was a most eminent prophet and preacher, raised up by the authority of God, and by whom, it is said, came the law, John 1:17 . This great man had much at heart the promulgation of his doctrine; he directed it to be inscribed on pillars, to be transcribed in books, and to be taught both in public and private by word of mouth, Deuteronomy 28:8 . Deuteronomy 6:9 . Deuteronomy 31:19 . Deuteronomy 17:18 . Numbers 5:23 ; Deuteronomy 4:9 . Himself set the example of each; and how he and Aaron sermonized, we may see by several parts of his writings. The first discourse was heard with profound reverence and attention; the last was both uttered and received in raptures, Exodus 4:31 . Deuteronomy 33:7-8 .
Public preaching does not appear under the aeconomy to have been attached to the priesthood: priests were not officially preachers; and we have innumerable instances of discourses delivered in religious assemblies by men of other tribes besides that of Levi, Psalms 68:11 . Joshua was an Ephraimite; but being full of the spirit of wisdom, he gathered the tribes to Shechem, and harrangued the people of God, Deuteronomy 34:9 . Joshua 34: Solomon was a prince of the house of Judah, Amos a herdsman of Tekoa; yet both were preachers, and one at least was a prophet, 1 Kings 2:1-46 : Amos 7:14-15 . When the ignorant notions of Pagans, the vices of their practice, and the idolatry of their pretended worship, were in some sad periods incorporated into the Jewish religion by the princes of that nation, the prophets and all the seers protested against this apostacy, and they were persecuted for so doing. Shemaiah preached to Rehoboam, the princes, and all the people, at Jerusalem, 2 Chronicles 12:5 . Azariah and Hanani preached to Asa and his army, 2 Chronicles 15:1-19 ; 2 Chronicles 16:1-14 ; 2 Chronicles 17:1-19 ; 2 Chronicles 18:1-34 ; 2 Chronicles 19:1 , &c. 2 Chronicles 16:7 . Micaiah to Ahab. Some of them opened schools, or houses of instruction, and there to their disciples they taught the pure religion of Moses. At Naioth, in the suburbs of Ramah, there was one, where Samuel dwelt; there was another at Jericho, and a third at Bethel, to which Elijah and Elisha often resorted. Thither the people went on Sabbath days and at new moons, and received public lessons of piety and morality, 1 Samuel 19:18 . 2 Kings 2:3 ; 2 Kings 2:5 ; 2 Kings 4:2-3 .
Through all this period there was a dismal confusion of the useful ordinance of public preaching. Sometimes they had no open vision, and the word of the Lord was precious or scarce: the people heard it only now and then. At other times they were left without a teaching priest, and without law. And, at other seasons again, itinerants, both princes, priests, and Levites, were sent through all the country to carry the book of the law, and to teach in the cities. In a word, preaching flourished when pure religion grew; and when the last decayed, the first was suppressed. Moses had not appropriated preaching to any order of men: persons, places, times, and manners, were all left open and discretional. Many of the discourses were preached in camps and courts, in streets, schools, cities, and villages, sometimes with great composure and coolness, at other times with vehement action and rapturous energy; sometimes in a plain blunt style, at other times in all the magnificent pomp of Eastern allegory. On some occasions, the preachers appeared in public with visible signs, with implements of war, yokes of slavery, or something adapted to their subject. They gave lectures on these, held them up to view, girded them on, broke them in pieces, rent their garments, rolled in the dust, and endeavoured, by all the methods they could devise agreeably to the customs of their country, to impress the minds of their auditors with the nature and importance of their doctrines.
These men were highly esteemed by the pious part of the nation; and princes thought proper to keep seers and others, who were scribes, who read and expounded the law, 2 Chronicles 34:29-30 ; 2 Chronicles 35:15 . Hence false prophets, had men who found it worth while to affect to be good, crowded the courts of princes. Jezebel, an idolatress, had four hundred prophets of Baal; and Ahab, a pretended worshipper of Jehovah, had as many pretended prophets of his own profession, 2 Chronicles 18:5 . When the Jews were carried captive into Babylon, the prophets who were with them inculcated the principles of religion, and endeavoured to possess their minds with an aversion to idolatry; and to the success of preaching we may attribute the re-conversion of the Jews to the belief and worship of one God; a conversion that remains to this day. the Jews have since fallen into horrid crimes; but they have never since this period lapsed into idolatry, Hosea 2:1-23 d and 3d chap. Ezekiel 2:1-10 d, 3d, and 34th chap. There were not wanting, however, multitudes of false prophets among them, whose characters are strikingly delineated by the true prophets, and which the reader may see in the 13th chapter of Eze 56; Isaiah 23:1-18 d Jeremiah. When the seventy years of the captivity were expired, the good prophets and preachers, Zerubbabel, Joshua, Haggai, and others, having confidence in the word of God, and aspiring after their natural, civil, and religious rights, endeavoured by all means to extricate themselves and their countrymen from that mortifying state into which the crimes of their ancestors had brought them. They wept, fasted, prayed, preached, prophesied, and at length prevailed.
The chief instruments were Nehemiah and Ezra: the first was governor, and reformed their civil state; the last was a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, and addressed himself to ecclesiastical matters, in which he rendered the noblest service to his country, and to all posterity. He collected and collated manuscripts of the sacred writings, and arranged and published the holy canon in its present form. To this he added a second work as necessary as the former: he revived and new-modelled public preaching, and exemplified his plan in his own person. The Jews had almost lost in the seventy years' captivity their original language: that was now become dead; and they spoke a jargon made up of their own language and that of the Chaldeans and other nations with whom they had been confounded. Formerly preachers had only explained subjects; now they were obliged to explain words; words which, in the sacred code, were become obsolete, equivocal, or dead. Houses were now opened, not for ceremonial worship, as sacrificing, for this was confined to the temple; but for moral obedience, as praying, preaching, reading the law, divine worship, and social duties. These houses were called synagogues; the people repaired thither morning and evening for prayer; and on sabbaths and festivals the law was read and expounded to them. We have a short but beautiful description of the manner of Ezra's first preaching, Nehemiah 8:1-18 : Upwards of fifty thousand people assembled in a street, or large square, near the Water-gate.
It was early in the morning of a sabbath day. A pulpit of wood, in the fashion of a small tower, was placed there on purpose for the preacher; and this turret was supported by a scaffold, or temporary gallery, where, in a wing on the right hand of th pulpit, sat six of the principal preachers; and in another, on the left, seven. Thirteen other principal teachers, and many Levites, were present also on scaffolds erected for the purpose, alternately to officiate. When Ezra ascended the pulpit, he produced and opened the book of the law, and the whole congregation instantly rose up from their seats, and stood. Then he offered up prayer and praise to God, the people bowing their heads, and worshipping the Lord with their faces to the ground; and, at the close of the prayer, with uplifted hands, they solemnly pronounced, Amen, Amen. Then, all standing, Ezra, assisted at times by the Levites, read the law distinctly, gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. The sermons delivered so affected the hearers, that they wept excessively; and about noon the sorrow became so exuberant and immeasurable, that it was thought necessary by the governor, the preacher, and the Levites, to restrain it. Go your way, said they; eat the fat, drink the sweet, send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared.
The wise and benevolent sentiments of these noble souls were imbibed by the whole congregation, and fifty thousand troubled hearts were calmed in a moment. Home they returned, to eat, to drink, to send portions and to make mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them. Plato was alive at this time, teaching dull philosophy to cold academics; but what was he, and what was Xenophon or Demosthenes, or any of the Pagan orators, in comparison with these men? From this period to that of the appearance of Jesus Christ, public preaching was universal: synagogues were multiplied, vast numbers attended, and elders and rulers were appointed for the purpose of order and instruction. The most celebrated preacher that arose before the appearance of Jesus Christ was John the Baptist. He was commissioned from heaven to be the harbinger of the Messiah. He took Elijah for his model; and as the times were very much like those in which that prophet lived, he chose a doctrine and a method very much resembling those of that venerable man. His subjects were few, plain, and important. His style was vehement, images bold, his deportment solemn, his actions eager, and his morals strict; but this bright morning-star gave way to the illustrious Sun of Righteousness, who now arose on a benighted world. Jesus Christ certainly was the prince of preachers. Who can but admire the simplicity and majesty of his style, the beauty of his images, the alternate softness and severity of his address, the choice of his subjects, the gracefulness of his deportment, and the indefatigableness of his zeal? Let the reader charm and solace himself in the study and contemplation of the character, excellency, and dignity of this best of preachers, as he will find them delineated by the evangelists. The apostles exactly copied their divine Master. They formed multitudes of religious societies, and were abundantly successful in their labours.
They confined their attention to religion, and left the school to dispute, and politicians to intrigue. The doctrines they preached, they supported entirely by evidence; and neither had nor required such assistance as human laws or worldly policy, the eloquoence of the schools or the terror of arms, the charm of money or the tricks of tradesmen, could afford them. The apostles being dead, every thing came to pass as they had foretold. The whole Christian system underwent a miserable change; preaching shared the fate of other institutions, and this glory of the primitive church was now generally degenerated. Those writers whom we call the Fathers, however, imitation, do not deserve that indiscriminate praise ascribed to them. Christianity, it is true, is found in their writings; but how sadly incorporated with Pagan philosophy and Jewish allegory! It must, indeed, be allowed, that, in general, the simplicity of Christianity was maintained, though under gradual decay, during the three first centuries. The next five centuries produced many pious and excellent preachers both in the Latin and Greek churches, though the doctrine continued to degenerate. The Greek pulpit was adorned with some eloquent orators. Basil, bishop of Caesarea, John Chrysostom, preacher at Antioch, and afterwards patriarch (as he was called) of Constantinople, and Gregory Nazianzen, who all flourished n the fourth century, seem to have led the fashion of preaching in the Greek church: Jerom and Augustin did the same in the Latin church.
For some time, preaching was common to bishops, elders, deacons, and private brethren in the primitive church: in process, it was restrained to the bishop, and to such as he should appoint. They called the appointment ordination; and at last attached I know not what ideas of mystery and influence to the word, and of dominion to the bishop who pronounced it. When a bishop or preacher travelled, he claimed no authority to exercise the duties of his function, unless he were invited by the churches where he attended public worship. The first preachers differed much in pulpit action; the greater part used very moderate and sober gesture. They delivered their sermons all extempore, while there were notaries who took down what they said. Sermons in those days were all in the vulgar tongue. The Greeks preached in Greek, the Latins in Latin. They did not preach by the clock (so to speak, ) but were short or long as they saw occasion, though an hour was about the usual time. Sermons were generally both preached and heard standing; but sometimes both speaker and auditors sat, especially the aged and the infirm. The fathers were fond of allegory; for Origen, that everlasting allegorizer, had set them the example. Before preaching, the preacher usually went into a vestry to pray, and afterwards to speak to such as came to salute him. He prayed with his eyes shut in the pulpit. The first word the preacher uttered to the people, when he ascended the pulpit, was "Peach be with you, " or "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with you all;" to which the assembly at first added, "Amen:" and, in after times, they answered, "And with thy spirit." Degenerate, however, as these days were in comparison with those of the apostles, yet they were golden ages in comparison with the times that followed, when metaphysical reasonings, mystical divinity, yea, Aristotelian categories, and reading the lives of saints, were substituted in the place of sermons. The pulpit became a stage, where ludicrous priests obtained the vulgar laugh by the lowest kind of wit, especially at the festivals of Christman and Easter. But the glorious reformation was the offspring of preaching, by which mankind were informed: there was a standard, and the religion of the times was put to trial by it.
The avidity of the common people to read Scripture, and to hear it expounded, was wonderful; and the Papists were so fully convinced of the benefit of frequent public instruction, that they who were justly called unpreaching prelates, and whose pulpits, to use an expression of Latimer, had been bells without clappers for many a long year, were obliged for shame to set up regular preaching again. The church of Rome has produced some great preachers since the reformation, but not equal to the reformed preachers; and a question naturally arises here, which it would be unpardonable to pass over in silence, concerning the singular effect of the preaching of the reformed, which was general, national, universal reformation. In the darkest times of popery there had arisen now and then some famous popular preachers, who had zealously inveighed against the vices of their times, and whose sermons had produced sudden and amazing effects on their auditors, but all these effects had died away with the preachers who produced them, and all things had gone back into the old state. Law, learning, commerce, society at large, had not been improved.
Here a new scene opens; preachers arise less popular, perhaps less indefatigable and exemplary; their sermons produce less striking immediate effects: and yet their auditors go away, and agree by whole nations to reform. Jerome Savonarola, Jerome Narni, Capistran, Connecte, and many others, had produced by their sermons, great immediate effects. When Connecte preached, the ladies lowered their headdresses, and committed quilled caps by hundreds to the flames. When Narni taught the populace in Lent, from the pulpits of Rome, half the city went from his sermons, crying along the streets, Lord have mercy upon us; Christ have mercy upon us; so that in only one passion week, two thousand crowns worth of ropes were sold to make scourges with; and when he preached before the pope to cardinals and bishops, and painted the crime of non-residence in its own colours, he frightened thirty or forty bishops who heard him, instantly home to their dioceses. In the pulpit of the university of Salamanca he induced eight hundred students to quit all worldly prospects of honour, riches, and pleasures, and to become penitents in divers monasteries. Some of this class were martyrs too. We know the fate of Savonarrola, and more might be added: but all lamented the momentary duration of the effects produced by their labours.
Narni himself was so disgusted with his office, that he renounced preaching, and shut himself up in his cell to mourn over his irreclaimable contemporaries; for bishops went back to court, and rope-makers lay idle again. Our reformers taught all the good doctrines which had been taught by these men, and they added two or three more, by which they laid the axe to the root of apostacy, and produced general information. Instead of appealing to popes, and canons, and founders, and fathers, they only quoted them, and referred their auditors to the Holy Scriptures for law. Pope Leo X. did not know this when he told Prierio, who complained of Luther's heresy. Friar Martin had a fine genius! They also taught the people what little they knew of Christian liberty; and so led them into a belief that they might follow their own ideas in religion, without the consent of a confessor, a diocesan, a pope, or a council. They went farther, and laid the stress of all religion on justifying faith. This obliged the people to get acquainted with Christ, the object of their faith; and thus they were led into the knowledge of a character altogether different from what they saw in their old guides; a character which it is impossible to know, and not to admire and imitate.
The old papal popular sermons had gone off like a charge of gunpowder, producing only a fright, a bustle, and a black face; but those of the nerve learninge, as the monks called them, were small hearty seeds, which, being sown in the honest hearts of the multitude, and watered with the dew of heaven, softly vegetated, and imperceptibly unfolded blossoms and fruits of inestimable value. These eminent servants of Christ excelled in various talents, both in the pulpit and in private. Knox came down like a thunder-storm; Calvin resembled a whole day's set rain; Beza was a shower of the softest dew. Old Latimer, in a coarse frieze gown, trudged afoot, his Testament hanging at one end of his leathern girdle, and his spectacles at the other, and without ceremony instructed the people in rustic style from a hollow tree; while the courtly Ridley in satin and fur taught the same principles in the cathedral of the metropolis. Crammer, though a timorous man, ventured to give king Henry the Eighth a New Testament, with the label, Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge; while Knox, who said, there was nothing in the pleasant face of a lady to affray him, assured the queen of Scots, that, "If there were any spark of the Spirit of God, yea, of honesty and wisdom in her, she would not be offended with his affirming in his sermons, that the diversions of her court were diabolical crimes evidences of impiety or insanity." These men were not all accomplished scholars; but they all gave proof enough that they were honest, hearty, and disinterested in the cause of religion. All Europe produced great and excellent preachers, and some of the more studious and sedate reduced their art of public preaching to a system, and taught rules of a good sermon. Bishop Wilkins enumerated, in 1646, upwards of sixty who had written on the subject.
Several of these are valuable treatises, full of edifying instructions; but all are on a scale too large, and, by affecting to treat of the whole office of a minister, leave that capital branch, public preaching, unfinished and vague. One of the most important articles of pulpit science, that which gives life and energy to all the rest, and without which all the rest are nothing but a vain parade, either neglected or exploded in all these treatises. It is essential to the ministration of the divine word by public preaching, that preachers be allowed to form principles of their own, and that their sermons contain their real sentiments, the fruits of their own intense thought and meditation. Preaching cannot be in a good state in those communities, where the shameful traffic of buying and selling manuscript sermons is carried on. Moreover, all the animating encouragements that arise from a free unbiased choice of the people, and from their uncontaminated, disinterested applause, should be left open to stimulate a generous youth to excel. Command a man to utter what he has no inclination to propagate, and what he does not even believe; threaten him, at the same time, with all the miseries of life, if he dare to follow his own ideas, and to promulgate his own sentiments, and you pass a sentence of death on all he says. He does declaim; but all is lanquid and cold, and he lays his system out as an undertaker does the dead. Since the reformers, we have had multitudes who have entered into their views with disinterestedness and success; and, in the present times, both in the church and among dissenters, names could be mentioned which would do honour to any nation; for though there are too many who do not fill up that important station with proportionate piety and talents, yet we have men who are conspicuous for their extent of knowledge, depth of experience, originality of thought, fervency of zeal, consistency of deportment, and great usefulness in the Christian church. May their numbers still be increased, and their exertions in the cause of truth be eminently crowned with the divine blessing!
See Robinson's Claude, vol. 2: preface; and books recommended under article MINISTER.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Preaching: Best Manner of
The celebrated actor Garrick having been requested by Dr. Stonehouse to favour him with his opinion as to the manner in which a sermon ought to be delivered, sent him the following judicious answer:
'Mv DEAR PUPIL, You know how you would feel and speak in a parlor concerning a friend who was in imminent danger of his life, and with what energetic pathos of diction and countenance you would enforce the observance of that which you really thought would be for his preservation. You could not think of playing the orator, of studying your emphases, cadences, and gestures, you would be yourself, and the interesting nature of your subject, impressing your heart, would furnish you with the most natural tone of voice, the most proper language, the most engaging features, and the most suitable and graceful gestures. What you would thus be in the parlour, be in the pulpit, and you will not fail to please, to affect, and to profit. Adieu, my dear friend.'
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Preaching
This is often used in the N.T. for 'announcing, or making known,' without the idea of preaching in a formal way, as the word is now understood. When there was persecution in the church at Jerusalem, they were all scattered, except the apostles, and they went everywhere 'preaching the word.' Acts 8:1-4 .
Solomon in the Ecclesiastes calls himself 'the preacher,' and it is said of Noah that he was 'a preacher of righteousness.' Paul was appointed a preacher (herald), and it pleased God by 'the foolishness of the preaching' to save them that believe. Preaching is still used of God as the means for making known the love of God and the work of Christ.
Webster's Dictionary - Preaching
(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.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Preaching
is the discoursing publicly on any religious subject. From the sacred records, says Robert Robinson, we learn that when men began to associate for the purpose of worshipping the Deity, Enoch prophesied, Judges 1:14-15 . We have a very short account of this prophet and his doctrine; enough, however, to convince us that he taught the principal truths of natural and revealed religion. Conviction of sin was in his doctrine, and communion with God was exemplified in his conduct, Genesis 5:24 ; Hebrews 11:5-6 . From the days of Enoch to the time of Moses, each patriarch worshipped God with his family: probably several assembled at new moons, and alternately instructed the whole company. "Noah," it is said, "was a preacher of righteousness," 1 Peter 3:19-20 ; 2 Peter 2:5 . Abraham commanded his household alter him to keep the way of the Lord, and to do justice and judgment, Genesis 18:19 ; and Jacob, when his house lapsed to idolatry, remonstrated against it, and exhorted all them that were with him to put away the strange gods, and go up with him to Bethel, Genesis 35:2-3 . Melchisedec, also, we may consider as the father, the priest, and the prince, of his people; publishing the glad tidings of peace and salvation, Genesis 14; Hebrews 7.
Moses was a most eminent prophet and preacher, raised up by the authority of God, and by whom, it was said, came the law, John 1:17 . This great man had much at heart the promulgation of his doctrine: he directed it to be inscribed on pillars, to be transcribed in books, and to be taught both in public and private by word of mouth, Deuteronomy 4:9 ; Deuteronomy 6:9 ; Deuteronomy 17:18 ; Deuteronomy 27:8 ; Deuteronomy 31:19 ; Numbers 5:23 . He himself set the example of each; and how he and Aaron preached, we may see by several parts of his writings. The first discourse was heard with profound reverence and attention; the last was both uttered and received with raptures, Exodus 4:31 ; Deuteronomy 33:7-8 , &c. Public preaching does not appear under this economy to have been attached to the priesthood: priests were not officially preachers; and we have innumerable instances of discourses delivered in assemblies by men of other tribes beside that of Levi, Psalms 68:11 . Joshua was an Ephraimite; but, being full of the spirit of wisdom, he gathered the tribes to Shechem, and harangued the people of God, Deuteronomy 34:9 ; Joshua 24. Solomon was a prince of the house of Judah; Amos, a herdsman of Tekoa; yet both were preachers, and one at least was a prophet, 1 Kings 2; Amos 7:14-15 . When the ignorant notions of Pagans, the vices of their practice, and the idolatry of their pretended worship, were in some sad periods incorporated into the Jewish religion by the princes of that nation, the prophets and all the seers protested against this apostasy; and they were persecuted for so doing. Shemaiah preached to Rehoboam, the princes, and all the people at Jerusalem, 2 Chronicles 12:5 ; Azariah and Hanani preached to Asa and his army, 2 Chronicles 15:1 ; 2 Chronicles 16:7 ; Micaiah, to Ahab. Some of them opened schools, or houses of instruction; and there to their disciples they taught the pure religion of Moses. At Naioth, in the suburbs of Ramah, there was one where Samuel dwelt; and there was one at Jericho, and a third at Bethel, to which Elijah and Elisha often resorted. Thither the people went on Sabbath days and at new moons, and received public lessons of piety and morality, 1 Samuel 19:18 ; 2 Kings 2:2 ; 2 Kings 2:5 ; 2 Kings 4:2-3 . Through all this period, however, there was a dismal confusion of the useful ordinance of public preaching. Sometimes they had no open vision, and the word of the Lord was precious, or scarce; the people only heard it now and then. At other times they were left without a teaching priest, and without law. And at other seasons again, itinerants, both princes, priests, and Levites, were sent through all the country, to carry the book of the law, and to teach in the cities. In a word, preaching flourished when pure religion grew; and when the last decayed, the first was suppressed. Moses had not appropriated preaching to any order of men: persons, places, times, and manners, were all left open and discretional. Many of the discourses were preached in camps and courts, in streets, schools, cities, villages; sometimes, with great composure and coolness; at other times, with vehement action and rapturous energy; sometimes, in a plain, blunt style; at other times, in all the magnificent pomp of eastern allegory. On some occasions, the preachers appeared in public with visible signs, with implements of war, with yokes of slavery, or something adapted to their subject. They gave lectures on these, held them up to view, girded them on, broke them in pieces, rent their garments, rolled in the dust, and endeavoured, by all the methods they could devise, agreeably to the customs of their country, to impress the minds of their auditors with the nature and importance of their doctrines. These men were highly esteemed by the pious part of the nation; and princes thought proper to keep seers and others who were scribes, who read and expounded the law, 2 Chronicles 34:29-30 ; 2 Chronicles 35:15 . Hence, false prophets, bad men, who found their account in pretending to be good, crowded the courts of princes. Jezebel, an idolatress, had four hundred prophets of Baal; and Ahab, a pretended worshipper of Jehovah, had as many pretended prophets of his own profession, 2 Chronicles 18:5 .
When the Jews were carried captive into Babylon, the prophets who were with them inculcated the principles of religion, and endeavoured to possess their minds with an aversion to idolatry; and, to the success of preaching, we may attribute the re-conversion of the Jews to the belief and worship of one God; a conversion that remains to this day. The Jews have since fallen into horrid crimes; but they have never since this period lapsed into gross idolatry, Hosea 2, 3; Ezekiel 2; 3:34. There were not wanting, however, multitudes of false prophets among them, whose characters are strikingly delineated by the true prophets, and which the reader may see in Ezekiel 13; Isaiah 56; Jeremiah 23. When the seventy years of the captivity were expired, the good prophets and preachers, Zerubbabel, Joshua, Haggai, and others, having confidence in the word of God, and being concerned to possess their natural, civil, and religious rights, endeavoured, by all means, to extricate themselves and their countrymen from that mortifying state into which the crimes of their ancestors had brought them. They wept, fasted, prayed, preached, prophesied, and at length prevailed. The chief instruments were Nehemiah and Ezra; the former was governor, and reformed the civil state; the latter was a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, and applied himself to ecclesiastical matters, in which he rendered the noblest service to his country, and to all posterity. He collected and collated MSS. of the sacred writings, and arranged and published the books of the holy canon in their present form. To this he added a second work, as necessary as the former: he revised and new modelled public teaching, and exemplified his plan in his own person. The Jews had almost lost, in the seventy years captivity, their original language; that was now become dead; and they spoke a jargon made up of their own language and that of the Chaldeans, and other nations, with whom they had been mingled. Formerly, preachers had only explained subjects: now they were obliged to explain words; words which, in the sacred code, were become obsolete, equivocal, or dead. Houses were now opened, not for ceremonial worship, as sacrificing, for this was confined to the temple; but for moral and religious instruction, as praying, preaching, reading the law, divine worship, and social duties. These houses were called synagogues; the people repaired thither for morning and evening prayer; and on Sabbaths and festivals, the law was read and expounded to them. We have a short but beautiful description of the manner of Ezra's first preaching, Nehemiah 8. Upward of fifty thousand people assembled in a street, or large square, near the water gate. It was early in the morning of a Sabbath day. A pulpit of wood, in the fashion of a small tower, was placed there on purpose for the preacher; and this turret was supported by a scaffold, or temporary gallery, where, in a wing on the right hand of the pulpit, sat six of the principal preachers; and in another on the left, seven. Thirteen other principal teachers, and many Levites, were present also, on scaffolds erected for the purpose, alternately to officiate. When Ezra ascended the pulpit, he produced and opened the book of the law, and the whole congregation instantly rose up from their seats, and stood. Then he offered up prayer and praise to God. The people bowing their heads and worshipping the Lord with their faces to the ground; and at the close of the prayer, with uplifted hands, they solemnly pronounced, "Amen! Amen!" Then all standing, Ezra, assisted at times by the Levites, read the law distinctly, gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. The sermons delivered so affected the hearers, that they wept excessively; and about noon the sorrow became so exuberant and immeasurable, that it was thought necessary by the governor, the preacher, and the Levites, to restrain it. "Go your way," said they, "eat the fat, and drink the sweet, send portions to them for whom nothing is prepared." The wise and benevolent sentiments of these noble souls were imbibed by the whole congregation, and fifty thousand troubled hearts were calmed in a moment. Home they returned, to eat, to drink, to send portions, and rejoice, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them. Plato was living at this time, teaching dull philosophy to cold academics; but what was he, and what was Xenophon, or Demosthenes, or any of the Pagan orators, in comparison with these men? From this period to that of the appearance of Jesus Christ, public preaching was universal; synagogues were multiplied, vast numbers attended, and elders and rulers were appointed for the purpose of order and instruction.
The most celebrated preacher that arose before the appearance of Jesus Christ was John the Baptist. He was commissioned from heaven to be the harbinger of the Messiah. His subjects were few, plain, and important. His style was vehement, his images bold, his deportment solemn, his action eager, and his morals strict. But this bright morning star gave way to the illustrious Sun of righteousness, who now arose on a benighted world. Jesus Christ certainly was the Prince of teachers. Who but can admire the simplicity and majesty of his style, the beauty of his images, the alternate softness and severity of his address, the choice of his subjects, the gracefulness of his deportment, and the indefatigableness of his zeal? Let the reader charm and solace himself in the study and contemplation of the character, excellency, and dignity of this divine teacher, as he will find them delineated in the evangelists.
The Apostles copied their divine Master. They formed multitudes of religious societies, and were abundantly successful in their labours. They confined their attention to religion, and left the schools to dispute, and politicians to intrigue. The doctrines they preached they supported entirely by evidence; and neither had nor required such assistance as human laws or worldly policy, the eloquence of schools or the terror of arms, could afford them.
The Apostles being dead, every thing came to pass as they had foretold; the whole Christian system, in time, underwent a miserable change; preaching shared the fate of other institutions, and the glory of the primitive church gradually degenerated. Those writers whom we call the fathers, however, held up to view by some as models for imitation, do not deserve that indiscriminate praise ascribed to them. Christianity, it is true, is found in their writings; but how sadly incorporated with Pagan philosophy and Jewish allegory! It must, indeed, be allowed, that, in general, the simplicity of Christianity was maintained, though under gradual decay, during the first three centuries. The next five centuries produced many pious and excellent preachers, both in the Latin and Greek church, though the doctrine continued to degenerate. The Greek pulpit was adorned with some eloquent orators. Basil, bishop of Caesarea, John Chrysostom, preacher at Antioch, and afterward patriarch, as he was called, of Constantinople, and Gregory Nazianzen, who all flourished in the fourth century, seem to have led the fashion of preaching in the Greek church; Jerom and Augustine did the same in the Latin church. The first preachers differed much in pulpit action; the greater part used very moderate and sober gestures. They delivered their sermons all extempore, while there were notaries who took down what they said. Sermons in those days were all in the vulgar tongue: the Greeks preached in Greek, the Latins in Latin. They did not preach by the clock, so to speak, but were short or long as they saw occasion; though an hour was about the usual time. Sermons were generally both preached and heard standing; but sometimes both speaker and auditors sat, especially the aged and the infirm. The fathers were fond of allegory; for Origen, that everlasting allegorizer, had set them the example. Before preaching, the preacher usually went into a vestry to pray, and afterward to speak to such as came to salute him. He prayed with his eyes shut in the pulpit. The first word the preacher uttered to the people when he ascended the pulpit was, "Peace be with you;" or, "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with you all;" to whom the assembly first added, "Amen," and in after times they answered, "And with thy spirit." Degenerate, however, as these days were, in comparison of those of the Apostles, yet they were golden ages in comparison with the times that followed, when metaphysical reasoning, mystical divinity, yea, Aristotelian categories, and reading the lives of saints, were substituted in the place of sermons. The pulpit became a stage where ludicrous priests obtained the vulgar laugh by the lowest kind of wit, especially at the festivals of Christmas and Easter.
But the glorious Reformation was the offspring of preaching, by which mankind were reformed; there was a standard, and the religion of the times was put to the trial by it. The avidity of the common people to read the Scriptures, and to hear them expounded, was wonderful; and the papists were so fully convinced of the benefits of frequent public instruction, that they, who were justly called unpreaching prelates, and whose pulpits, to use an expression of Latimer, had been "bells without clappers" for many a long year, were obliged for shame to set up regular preaching again. The church of Rome has produced some great preachers since the Reformation, but none equal to the reformed preachers. And a question naturally arises here, which it would be unpardonable to pass over in silence, concerning the singular effect of the preaching of the reformed, which was general, national, universal reformation. In the dark times of popery there had arisen now and then some famous popular preachers, who had zealously inveighed against the vices of the times, and whose sermons had produced sudden and amazing effects on their auditors; but all these effects had died away with the preachers who had produced them, and all things had gone back into their old state. Law, learning, commerce, society at large had not been improved. Here a new scene opens; preachers arise less popular, perhaps less indefatigable and exemplary; their sermons produce less striking immediate effects; and yet their auditors go away and agree by whole nations to reform. Jerom Savonarola, Jerom Narni, Capistran, Connecte, and many others, had produced, by their sermons, great immediate effects. When Connecte preached, the ladies lowered their head dresses, and committed quilled caps by hundreds to the flames. When Narni taught the people in lent, from the pulpits of Rome, half the city went from his sermons crying along the streets, "Lord, have mercy upon us;" so that in only one passion week, two thousand crowns' worth of ropes were sold to make scourges with; and when he preached before the pope to the cardinals and bishops, and painted the sin of non-residence in its own colours, he frightened thirty or forty bishops, who heard him, home to their diocesses. In the pulpit of the university of Salamanca, he induced eight hundred students to quit all worldly prospects of honour, riches, and pleasure, and to become penitents in divers monasteries. We know the fate of Savonarola, and others might be added; but all lamented the momentary duration of the effects produced by their labours. Narni himself was so disgusted with his office, that he renounced preaching, and shut himself up in his cell to mourn over his irreclaimable contemporaries; for bishops went back to the court, and rope makers lay idle again.
Our reformers taught all the good doctrines which had been taught by these men, and they added two or three more, by which they laid the axe to the root of the apostasy, and produced general reformation. Instead of appealing to popes and canons, and founders and fathers, they only quoted them, and referred their auditors to the Holy Scriptures for law. Pope Leo X did not know this when he told Prierio, who complained of Luther's heresy, "Friar Martin has a fine genius." They also taught the people what little they knew of Christian liberty; and so led them into a belief that they might follow their own ideas in religion, without the consent of a confessor, a diocesan, a pope, or a council. They went farther, and laid the stress of all religion on justifying faith.
Since the reformers we have had multitudes who have entered into their views with disinterestedness and success; and in the present times, both in the church and among other religious societies, names might be mentioned which would do honour to any nation; for though there are too many who do not fill up that important station with proportionate piety and talents, yet we have men who are conspicuous for their extent of knowledge, depth of experience, originality of thought, fervency of zeal, consistency of deportment, and great usefulness in the Christian church.
The preceding sketch will show how mighty an agent preaching has been in all ages, in raising, and maintaining, and reviving the spirit of religion. Wherever it has had this power, let it however be remarked, it has consisted in the declaration, the proclamation, of the truth of God, as contained in his early revelations to man, and afterward embodied in the Holy Scriptures. The effect too has been produced by preachers living themselves under the influence of this truth, and filled "with faith and the Holy Ghost," depending wholly upon God's blessing for success, and going forth in his name, with ardent longing to "win souls," and to build up the church in knowledge and holiness. For preaching is not a profession; but a work of divine appointment, to be rightly discharged only by him who receives a commission from God, and fulfils it as under his eye, and in dependence upon his promise, "Lo, I am with you alway."
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Women: Preaching
When Boswell told Johnson one day that he had heard a woman preach that morning at a Quaker's meeting, Johnson replied,' Sir, a woman preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.' We will add that our surprise is all the greater when women of piety mount the pulpit, for they are acting in plain defiance of the command of the Holy Spirit, written by the pen of the apostle Paul.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Preaching
PREACHING . In the OT ‘preaching’ is referred to explicitly in the case of Jonah’s preaching in Nineveh ( Jonah 3:2 ). The word here used means strictly ‘proclamation,’ and corresponds to the NT word used with reference to our Lord ‘proclaiming’ (as a herald) the advent of the Kingdom of God ( e.g. Matthew 4:17 ), which, in its initial stages, was closely associated with the preaching of John the Baptist (cf. Matthew 3:1-2 ). Christian preaching is often described in the NT as a declaration of ‘glad tidings’ (‘evangel,’ ‘gospel’). Strictly, the ‘proclamation’ ought to be distinguished from the ‘teaching’ that followed on it. But in its more extended application ‘preaching’ covers all instruction in religious matters of a homiletlcal character, and especially such as is associated with public worship .
The prophetic preaching hardly falls within this category. The prophets undoubtedly as a rule spoke their discourses (before writing them down). But these allocutions were special in character, and formed no regular part of the public worship.
The preaching of John the Baptist and of Jesus was largely prophetic in character the gospel may be described as a ‘revival of the spirit of prophecy’ but nevertheless it possessed some affinities with the synagogue preaching, which had become an institution of worship, though in many respects in marked contrast with and independent of it (our Lord constantly addressed the multitudes in the open air).
Preaching as a regular part of the service of public worship was a comparatively late development. Its real beginning can be traced back to the custom inaugurated by Ezra of reading a part of the ‘Law’ or ‘Torah’ at the Sabbath-day assemblages of the people, and on other holy days. On these occasions the lesson from the Law was read in the original Hebrew, and explained in the form of a paraphrase in the Aramaic vernacular by a methurgemân (dragoman) or interpreter. Such translations were called Targums. It was from this practice that preaching in the synagogue was developed probably as early as the 4th cent. b.c. (cf. Acts 15:21 ). Thus originally the sermon was essentially an exposition (of a legal kind) of some part of Scripture. Two famous teachers of the Law of the 1st cent. b.c. are styled darshanim (‘preachers,’ Pes. 70b), though they were primarily expounders of the Law on its strictly legalistic side. But in process of time the sermon assumed to a large extent a purely edifying character; it utilized the tale, parable, allegory, in enforcing the lessons of morality and religion, and developed truly homiletical features, without, however, losing its Scriptural colouring.
By NT times preaching had evidently become an integral part of the ordinary synagogue service, and in this way it became one of the chief instruments in the propagation of the ‘new teaching.’ Our Lord constantly ‘taught in the synagogues’ (cf. Matthew 4:23 , Mark 1:21 ; Mark 6:2 , John 6:59 ; John 18:20 ). St. Luke ( Luke 4:16 f.) has preserved a compressed account of one such sermon, while in Acts ( Acts 13:14-41 ) a fuller report of an exhortation by the great missionary Apostie, delivered in a synagogue, is set forth.
Our Lord’s teaching, and that of the Apostles which He inspired, were marked by a freshness, a spontaneity and power which filled their hearers, accustomed as they were to the more set and laborious exhortations of the scribes, with the utmost surprise. But original as they were in substance, these addresses were still Semitic in form, and we must guard against importing our Western ideas of rhetoric into what were essentially Eastern homilies. The differences between the two are fundamental. While the Western develops a main and principal thought or theme through its logical subdivisions, and usually in a more or less abstract way, the Eastern adds point to point, theme to theme, often in striking antithesis, and strives to employ concrete illustrations and embodiments either figurative or parabolic of the thought. The ‘Sermon on the Mount’ (though its form in the First Gospel is doubtless an extended one) is an excellent illustration of Eastern method in some of these respects. The following example of an old Rabbinic address, based on the words ‘He hath clothed me with garments of salvation,’ which come from the chapter in Isaiah (61) from which Jesus took His text in His address in the synagogue at Nazareth, will illustrate the character of contemporary Jewish sermons:
Seven garments the Holy One blessed be He has put on, and will put on from the time the world was created until the hour when He will punish the whole of wicked Edom (= the Roman Empire). When He created the world, He clothed Himself in honour and majesty, as it is said (Psalms 104:1 ): “Thou art clothed in honour and majesty.” Whenever He forgave Israel’s sins He clothed Himself in white; for we read ( Daniel 7:9 ): “His garment was white as snow.” When He punishes the people of the world, He puts on the garment of vengeance, as it is said ( Isaiah 59:17 ): “He put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.” The sixth garment He will put on when the Messiah comes; then He will clothe Himself in a garment of righteousness, for it is said: “And he puts on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head.” The seventh garment He will put on when He punishes Edom; then He will clothe Himself in Adom i.e. red; for it is said ( Isaiah 63:2 ): “Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel?” But the garment which He will put upon the Messiah, this will shine far, from one end of the earth to the other; for it is said ( Isaiah 61:10 ): “As a bridegroom decketh himself with a garland.” And the Israelites will partake of His light, and will speak:
“Blessed is the hour when the Messiah shall come!
Blessed the womb out of which He shall come!
Blessed His contemporaries who are eye-witnesses!
Blessed the eye that is honoured with a sight of Him!
For the opening of His lips is blessing and peace;
His speech is a moving or the spirits;
The thoughts of His heart are confidence and cheerfulness;
The speech of His tongue is pardon and forgiveness;
His prayer is the sweet incense of offerings;
His petitions are holiness and purity.
Oh, how blessed is Israel for whom such has been prepared!”
For it is said (Psalms 31:19 ): “How great is thy goodness which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee!” ’
Several specimens of the Apostolic preaching are given in the Acts (cf. chs. 2, 7, 8 etc.). To the Jews the Apostles preached the Messiahship of Jesus, basing their appeal mainly on two arguments, viz. (1) the resurrection, and (2) OT prophecy. On this depended the forgiveness of sins, and salvation through Christ. These reports, abbreviated as they obviously are, reveal their essential genuineness by their undeveloped theology ( e.g. of the Atonement).
Preaching long continued free and spontaneous among the Christian societies, being exercised in the assembly by private members who possessed the gift of prophecy (cf. e.g. 1 Corinthians 14:31 ), though, of course, the Apostles, while they were alive, would naturally assume, and be accorded, the chief place in this, as in other respects.
G. H. Box.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Preaching
The public and oral inculcation of the truths of religion, especially of the gospel of Christ, Isaiah 61:1 Acts 8:4 2 Corinthians 5:20 Ephesians 3:8 . Public instruction in religion was no doubt given in the earliest ages. Enoch prophesied, Judges 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 Corinthians 1:21 2 Timothy 2:2 4:2 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Preaching Christ
PREACHING CHRIST.—The purpose of this article is to explain what is meant by ‘preaching Christ.’ It is assumed that to preach Christ is the preacher’s function, and the intention is to show what such preaching involved in the beginning, and what it must include still if it is to be true to its original. Changing conditions may demand for it different forms, but presumably under all forms there will be a vital continuity or rather identity in the substance which is preached.
1. The NT as a whole presents Jesus in the character of the Christ. When the first preachers preached Him, it was in this character. ‘God,’ says Peter, ‘hath made this same Jesus both Lord and Christ’ (Acts 2:36). ‘Saul confounded the Jews that dwelt in Damascus, proving that this is the Christ’ (Acts 9:22). All the Evangelists agree with this: see Matthew 1:1; Matthew 1:18, Mark 1:1, Luke 2:11, John 20:31. Now ‘the Christ,’ or ‘the Messiah,’ was not a meaningless expression for Jews: it had a distinct meaning, and a great range of ideas and hopes attached to it. There was a Messianic dogmatic, as it has been called, among the Jews, quite apart from the question who was to be the Messiah; or, to put it otherwise, Jewish disciples had a Christology before they became believers in Jesus as the Christ. It is easy to see the dangers connected with this situation. If we take the sentence, ‘Jesus is the Christ,’ we may put the emphasis either on the subject or the predicate. We can conceive how a Jew, whose imagination was on flame with the apocalyptic hopes associated with the Messiah, might allow these hopes, when he accepted the Christian faith, to overpower the person of Jesus; Jesus, so to speak, would become nothing to him but the person through whom expectations were to be realized which in their origin had nothing to do with Jesus. There may be occasions in the NT where we have to ask whether something of this kind has not taken place, but they are not conspicuous. In the NT, when it is said that Jesus is the Christ, the emphasis is always as much on the subject as on the predicate. The proof of the proposition is always found in something which has been done by or to Jesus. In point of fact, it is found in the first instance in His resurrection and exaltation to God’s right hand. It is this participation in the sovereignty of God that makes Him Lord and Christ; and the content of this, in all essentials, is not derived from the Messianic dogmatic of the Jewish schools, but from the experience of the Apostles themselves. This experience has two aspects, the one in the stricter sense historical, the other in the stricter sense spiritual. The one, put briefly, is, ‘We have seen the Lord’; the other, ‘He hath poured forth this—the new life at Pentecost—which ye see and hear’ (Acts 2:23). The one is represented by the series of witnesses to the resurrection cited by St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:5-9, the other by the series of new spiritual experiences and convictions to which he can appeal in 1 Corinthians 15:12-19. It is the testimony of the Apostles to the resurrection of Jesus, and experience of the new life in His spirit, not any pre-Christian Christology, or Jewish Messianic dogmatic, that define for the first Christians the content of the title ‘the Christ.’ And it may safely be said, to begin with, that there is no such thing as preaching Christ unless it is the preaching of One who lives and reigns. If Jesus is at the right hand of God,—if He is behind every revival of spiritual life in the Church,—then He is the Christ, and can be preached as such; but if not, not.
2. At first, naturally, great stress was laid upon this. The Apostles sincerely believed that they had seen the Lord, and they could not conceive of their calling as having anything in it to take precedence of this—that they were witnesses of the resurrection, and therefore of the Messiahship of Jesus. No doubt this gave its whole character to primitive Christianity; but if we accept the testimony of the Apostles to the resurrection, we shall be slow to say that it transformed its character, and made it a new and essentially an inferior thing as compared with the religion of Jesus. Jesus was not forgotten when the Apostles, appealing to the resurrection and to Pentecost, argued that He was the Christ, God’s King, through whom all the hopes which God had inspired were to be fulfilled. Harnack, indeed, has argued that in its eagerness to prove that Jesus is the Christ—that is, to discharge a task in apologetic theology—the Church spent too much of the force which ought to have been given to teaching men to observe all things whatsoever He had commanded (Dogmengesch.1 [1] i. 57 f.). But there is no necessary antagonism between the two things, and except for their faith in His exaltation as the Christ the Apostles would never have taught anything at all. Weinel (Paulus, 108 f.) represents the same tendency in a much less guarded form. ‘After the death of Jesus,’ he says, ‘the ethical religion of redemption, which had entered the world with Jesus, underwent its most decisive transformation of a formal kind; it ceased to be the religion of sonship to God, and became faith in the Christ-nature of the man Jesus.… The disciples demanded faith in Him as the Messiah exalted to God, and in the conception of His death as an atonement appointed by God for sins. With the experience of the resurrection and with this dogma of the death of the Messiah, the Christ-religion, Christianity in the narrower sense, begins.’ One almost wonders if Weinel thinks it a pity that Jesus rose from the dead, or that His disciples believed that He did, and were overpoweringly influenced by a faith so tremendous; but this apart, the assumption in all criticism of this sort is that when the Apostles preached Jesus as the Christ they concentrated all their attention on the predicate of the proposition, which owed no part of its import to Jesus, and treated the subject as if it had no meaning. Even on a priori grounds we should say this was improbable, and there is a very significant piece of evidence that it is not true. This is found in the qualifications of the man appointed to take the place of Judas. His function was to be a witness to the resurrection—that is, to the Messiahship of Jesus; he was, in other words, to be a preacher of the Christ. But he was chosen from ‘the men that have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and went out among us, beginning from the baptism of John unto the day that he was received up from us’ (Acts 1:21 f). To preach Christ, even in the days when belief in the resurrection was so overpowering, one required to have a full knowledge of Jesus. It is idle to say that Jesus is the Christ if we do not know who or what Jesus is. It has no meaning to say that an unknown person is at God’s right hand, exalted and sovereign; the more ardently men believed that God had given them a Prince and a Saviour in this exaltation, the more eager would they be to know all that could possibly be learned about Him. If there were men alive who bad lived in His company, they would wait assiduously on their teaching (Acts 2:42). They would be more than curious to know what spirit He was of, and whether they could detect in His appearance and career on earth ‘the works of the Christ’ (Matthew 11:2). They would expect to find some kind of moral congruity between His life on the one hand, and His transcendent dignity and calling on the other; there would be a demand, from the very beginning, for facts about Him. From this point of view, then, we may say that preaching Christ is not taking leave of Jesus in any sense or to any extent; it is preaching Jesus exalted and sovereign.
The passage just quoted (Acts 1:21 f.) is practically coterminous with the oldest form of Gospel which we possess. ‘Beginning from the baptism of John unto the day that he was taken up’: these are the limits within which lies the Gospel according to Mark. Hence we might say that to preach this gospel is to preach Christ, on condition, of course, that it is preached in its connexion with Jesus exalted. Merely to narrate the history of Jesus, even if we had the materials for it, would not be to preach Christ. We need, of course, to know the historical Jesus, as the qualifications for Apostleship show; but to preach Christ means to preach that Person as present in the sovereignty of His resurrection. It is not preaching Christ if we tell the story of the life and death merely as events in a past continually growing more remote. It is not preaching Christ though we tell this story in the most vivid and moving fashion, and gather round it, by the exercise of historical imagination or dramatic skill, the liveliest emotions; it is not preaching Christ to present the life and death of Jesus as a high and solemn tragedy, with power in it to purify the soul by pity and terror. There is no preaching of Christ, possessed of religious significance, that does not rest on the basis on which the Apostolic preaching rested: His exaltation in power, and therefore His perpetual presence. The historical Jesus is indispensable; but if we are to have a Christian religion, the historical must become present and eternal. This it does through the resurrection as apprehended by faith.
3. For the purposes of this article it is assumed that the Synoptic Gospels give such a knowledge of the historical Jesus as is sufficient for the preacher’s ends. No doubt He is depicted for us there by writers who believed in Him as the Christ, and for whom the light of His exaltation was reflected on the lowliness of His earthly career; but this light is not necessarily a distorting one. We have no reason to say that there is anything in these Gospels which is untrue to the historical personality of Jesus, anything which represents Him in mind, in will, in temper, in character, in His consciousness as a whole of His relations to God and man, as other than He really was. Extravagant things have been said by many writers of Lives of Jesus, from Strauss downwards, on the imperfection of our knowledge, and on the way in which the real Jesus has been disguised from the very beginning by the idealization of His figure in the faith and love of those who preached Him—and especially in the Gospels. If we concentrate our attention on the character of Jesus, on the spirit of His words and deeds and death, on His consciousness of His relations to God and men—in a word, on what He was and achieved in the spiritual world—it is the present writer’s conviction that we shall feel the very reverse of this to be the truth. We may be dubious about this or that word, this or that incident in the Gospels, but we have no dubiety at all about the Person. The great life that stands out before us in the Gospels is more real than anything in the world; and Jesus is so far from being hidden from us that it is no exaggeration to say that we know Him better than anybody who has ever lived on earth.
It does not follow from this that we accept the Evangelists’ proofs that Jesus was the Christ, or that in preaching Christ we employ the same arguments as they to show that Jesus has the unique significance for religion which was represented for them by the Messianic title. Broadly speaking, these arguments were two—one from prophecy and one from miracles. Both may be accepted in principle without being accepted in form. The argument from prophecy is an assertion of the continuity of revelation, of the one purpose of God running through it all, and culminating in Jesus. Jesus is the fulfilment of all the hopes contained in the ancient revelation, and we look for no other: ‘How many soever are the promises of God, in him is the yea’ (2 Corinthians 1:20); we recognize this, and the absolute significance which it secures for Jesus in religion. But we no longer prove it to ourselves by emphasizing, in the manner of the First Gospel, particular correspondences between incidents in the life of Jesus and passages in the OT. There is no religious and no intellectual value for us in such fulfilments of prophecy as Matthew 2:15; Matthew 2:18; Matthew 2:23. We should apply the Pauline principle (2 Corinthians 1:20) quite differently, recognizing that correspondence is one thing, fulfilment another. Jesus did not really come to fulfil prophecy in the sense of carrying out a programme the details of which were fixed beforehand; He came to fulfil Himself, or to fulfil the will of the Father, as the Father made it plain to Him from step to step; and though, on one occasion (Mark 11:1-10), He Himself arranged an incident in which a literal correspondence with a prophecy was secured, it is not such a phenomenon which makes Him the Christ to us. Its value now lies in showing that He regarded Himself as the Christ, the promised King. And so with the argument from miracles, which, though not formally put, is perhaps as characteristic of the Second Gospel as the argument from prophecy is of the First. The works of Jesus, in the largest sense,—all that He did and the power which it implied,—go to give Him the importance He has in our minds. But we do not limit His works to the class commonly called miraculous; the impression left on the minds of men by His whole being and action gathers up into itself much more than this. The arguments from prophecy and from miracles are formal ways of expressing truths which really contain much more than these forms can carry; and our impression of the truths is too direct, immediate, and complex to have justice done it by such arguments.
4. While, however, the inadequacy of such arguments to their purpose must be admitted, the purpose of the arguments is not to be overlooked. What those who first called Jesus the Christ, or preached Him as such, intended to do, was to put Him in a place which no other could share. Whatever else the name meant, it meant the King; and there was only one King. In the Christian religion Jesus was never one of a series, a person who could be classified, and be shown to His proper place in the line of great personalities who have contributed to the spiritual uplifting of the race. The study of Comparative Religion has fostered a tendency to regard Him in this light; but it cannot be said too strongly that to admit the legitimacy of such a tendency is to abandon from the very root all that has ever been known to history as Christianity. The NT is quite unequivocal about this. From the beginning Christians call Jesus ‘Lord’ (1 Corinthians 12:3), and recognize that God has given Him the name which is above every name (Philippians 2:9). All other men in the NT meet as equals on the same level, and all bow before Him as King. In His exaltation He confronts men as one Divine causality with the Father, working for their salvation. Historical Christianity, said Emerson (Works, Bell’s ed. ii. 195), has dwelt and dwells with noxious exaggeration about the person of Jesus. As a criticism of some kinds of interest in dogmatic Christology, this may be true; but if it is meant to reflect on the devotion of Christians to Jesus as a Person, it is completely beside the mark. To Christians this Person has been from the beginning, and will be for ever, what no other can be. To talk of Him as the same in kind with other prophets or founders of religions,—with Moses and Isaiah, with Confucius or Buddha, or, what is even harder to understand, with Mohammed,—is to surrender anything that a NT Christian could have recognized as Christianity. To preach Christ at all we must preach Him as κύριος and μονογενής. The first name secures His unshared place in relation to men, as the latter does in relation to God; and unless He fills such a place, Christianity has no raison d’être. That it has is the assumption of this article, as it is the fact presented in the NT. It is, in fact, the differentia of Christianity as a religion that the distinction which can sometimes be drawn between a person and the cause for which he stands is in it no longer valid. To preach what Jesus preached is not preaching Christianity unless the thing preached is preached in its essential relation to Him. The truth which He announces is not independent of Himself; it is in the world only as it is incarnate in Him. Thus, to take as an example what many regard as the supreme category in the teaching of Jesus—the Kingdom of God: what is meant by preaching Christ here? It is very likely impossible for us to understand precisely what the expression ‘Kingdom of God’ conveyed in the mental atmosphere of Judaism or of the 1st cent. generally. It may be impossible for us even to understand with certainty and precision what Jesus Himself on any given occasion meant it to convey. All shades of meaning run through it,—political, eschatological, spiritual; national, universal; here, coming: how can anyone tell whether in preaching the Kingdom of God he is preaching Christ? The answer is clear if we remember that the Kingdom of God in His sense could come only in and through Him, and that its character is ultimately determined by that fact. He Himself, in the sense at least of being God’s representative, is King in it (Matthew 13:41; Matthew 20:21; Matthew 25:34, Luke 23:42), and it is from what we know of Him, including ultimately His resurrection and exaltation, that all our conceptions of the Kingdom must be derived. To preach the cause and ignore the Person, or to preach the cause as of universal import and to assign to the Person an importance in relation to it which He only shares with an indefinite number of others, is to be untrue to the facts as the Gospels present them. Even preaching the Kingdom of God is not preaching Christ unless the Kingdom is preached as one which owes its character to the fact that Jesus is its King, and the certainty of its consummation to the fact that Jesus shares the throne of God. Christianity is not abstract optimism; it is optimism based on the exaltation of Jesus, and on the knowledge of God as revealed in Him.
5. If we bring these ideas to a point, we shall say that to preach Christ means to preach Jesus in the absolute significance for God and man which He had to His own consciousness and to the faith of the first witnesses; and to preach Him as exalted, and as having this absolute significance now and for ever. The question then arises, In what forms did Jesus Himself present this absolute significance to His own mind? How did He conceive it, and body it forth to others, so as to make an adequate impression on them? And are the forms of thought and of imagination which He employed for this purpose in a given historical environment as indispensable to us, and as binding in our totally different environment, as they were for those with whom Jesus stood face to face? To preach Christ it is necessary to be able to answer these questions not at haphazard, but on principle; and the answer may sometimes seem difficult.
To proceed by illustration: (a) One of the ways in which Jesus represented His absolute significance for the true religion was this: He regarded Himself as the Messiah. The Messianic rôle was one which could be filled only by one Person, and He Himself was the Person in question; He and no other was the Christ. But is ‘the Christ’ a conception of which we, in another age and with other antecedents, can make use for the same purpose? Only, it must be answered, if we employ the term with much latitude. What it suggests to us, as already pointed out, is the continuity of revelation, and the fulfilment through Jesus of all the hopes which, through history and prophecy, God had kindled in human hearts; it is the possibility of using it to express this that justifies us in retaining the name. But it is certain that for those who first came to believe in Jesus as the Christ the name was much more definite than it is for us; it had a shape and colour that it has no longer; it had expectations connected with it which for us have lost the vitality they once possessed. In particular, the eschatological associations of the term have not, in their NT form, the importance for us which they had for the first believers. In the teaching of Jesus these associations cluster round the title ‘the Son of Man,’ which, at least after the confession of Peter at Caesarea Philippi, is used as synonymous with ‘the Christ’; the Son of Man is identified with Jesus, and comes again, after His suffering and death, to establish the Kingdom, in the glory of His Father with the holy angels (Mark 8:31; Mark 8:38, Matthew 10:33; Matthew 16:27). This coming again, or, as the original disciples conceived it, this coming (παρονσία) in the character of the Christ, was expected, by those who first preached and received the gospel, to take place in their own generation; and it is difficult to argue that this expectation could have any other basis than the teaching of Jesus Himself. Nothing was more characteristic of primitive Christianity; it was the very essence of what the early Church meant by hope; it was for it part of the very meaning of ‘the Christ.’ Account has been taken, in art. Authority of Christ (vol. i. p. 149), of any considerations which go to qualify the certainty with which we ascribe to Jesus Himself this eschatological conception of the consummation of God’s Kingdom, and especially this conviction as to its imminence; but if we do connect it with Him, and regard it as part of what is meant when He represents Himself as the Christ, clearly history requires us to recognize the inadequacy of that conception to be the vehicle of the truth. The Kingdom of God has been coming ever since Jesus left the world; but Jesus Himself, after nearly two thousand years, has not yet come in like manner as the disciples saw Him going into heaven (Acts 1:11). We still believe that the Kingdom of God is coming; we believe this because we believe in Jesus; we believe that it is coming only through Him and as He comes; that is what the Christian of to-day means when he says we believe in Him as the Christ. But even the belief in His exaltation to God’s right hand does not make possible for us that particular kind of expectation of His coming which burnt with so intense a flame in the breast of the Apostolic Church; quite apart from any preference or effort, our outlook on the future is different from theirs; and, while we do not abate in the least our recognition of the sole sovereignty of Jesus, and our assurance that God’s Kingdom can come and God’s promises be fulfilled through Him alone, we are compelled, apparently, to recognize that in infusing into the disciples His own assurance of the final triumph of God’s cause in His own person, our Lord had to make use of representations which have turned out unequal to the truth. He had to put His sense of the absolute significance of His Person for God and man into a form which was relative to the mind of the time. The eschatological Christ, coming on the clouds of heaven, and coming in the lifetime of some who heard His voice, was one expression for Jesus of this absolute significance; and it is as such an expression—that is, as an assurance of the speedy triumph of God’s cause in and through Him, and not in its spectacular detail—that we believe in it. It is not rejecting the absolute significance of Jesus to say that this spectacular detail is relative to the age and its mental outlook; but it would be a rejection of it, and a repudiation of Jesus as the Christ, if we denied that the Kingdom of God—however experience enables us to picture its coming and consummation—comes and is consummated through Him alone. This truth must be preached if we really preach Christ.
(b) Jesus, however, has other ways of conveying His absolute significance. One of the simplest is that in which He represents Himself as judge of men, arbiter of their eternal destinies. It may be argued, no doubt, that the form in which this is expressed in Matthew 7:21 ff; Matthew 25:31 ff. is, in part at least, due to the Evangelist; ‘prophesying in the name of Jesus’ was a phenomenon which came into the world only after His death, and such an allusion to it as Matthew 7:22, where it is treated as an obvious thing, would hardly have been intelligible in His lifetime. But there is no reason whatever to doubt that both this passage and the other convey the mind of Jesus about His own significance for men. Whatever be the rule of the judgment—doing the will of His Father (Matthew 7:21), or humanity exhibited in practice in relation to those whom He calls His brethren (Matthew 25:40)—it is a rule which has been finally embodied in Him. It is in Him that we see what doing the will of the Father means; it is in Him also that we see the law of humanity fulfilled. It is what we are when measured by His standard, judged by His judgment, that discloses the very truth about us. It has been urged that this prerogative of judgment is merely an element in the Jewish conception of the Messiah, and as such has been formally transferred to Jesus in the Gospels; but nothing is less formal in the NT than the conception of Jesus as judge. It does not rest on any borrowings from a pre-Christian Messianic dogmatic, but on the most real experiences of men in the presence of Jesus: ‘Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord’ (Luke 5:8); ‘Come, see a man who told me all things that ever I did’ (John 4:29). The experiences by which words like these were inspired give reality and solemnity to all the representations of Jesus as judge. Here again we may say that the spectacular representations of the judgment are a form which we may recognize to have only a relative value, while yet we do not dispute in the least the absolute truth that the standard of reality and of worth in the spiritual world is Jesus, and that no life can be finally estimated except by its relation to Him. The Gospel according to John is distinguished from the others by emphasizing the function of Christ as judge, and the continuous exercise of it in what might almost be called an automatic fashion. The Father has committed all judgment to the Son (John 5:23); and the process of judging goes on in the Gospel under our eyes. The very presence of Jesus sifts men; they gather round Him or are repelled from Him according to what they are. Something of absolute and final significance, it may be said, is transacted before our faces, as men show that they will or will not have anything to do with Jesus. It is eternal judgment revealed in the field of time, and Jesus is the judge. No one else could fill His place in this character, and we do not preach Christ as He was and is except by making this plain. Probably, however, in this case more than in any other it is rash to discount too cheaply what we think, rightly enough in principle, are but forms of conveying this truth, and forms unequal to the reality. The picture of the Last Judgment in Matthew 25:31-46 may not be true as a picture, the moral reality of the judgment may not be dependent at all on the scenic details here presented, but whether or not it is true as a picture, it is true in the moral impression it leaves on the mind, and this is the truth that is important. There is such a thing, if there is any truth in Christ at all, as final judgment; there is a right hand of the judge and a left, an inside of the door and an outside, a character that abides for ever and a character that collapses in irreparable ruin; and to realize of what kind character is, or where it must stand at last, we have only to confront it with Him. The man who cannot withstand the attraction of Jesus does not come into judgment, he has passed from death into life (John 5:24); the man who will not yield to the attraction of Jesus is judged already (John 3:18), and the judgment will be revealed at last. To recognize and proclaim the absolute significance of Jesus here is an essential part of preaching Christ.
(c) The supreme illustration of this incomparable significance of Jesus remains. It is given in what we may call His consciousness of His relation to God. To Jesus, God was the Father, and He Himself was the Son. It does not matter that God is a universal Father, and that all men are or are called to be His sons; Jesus recognizes this, and insists upon it, but He claims Sonship in a peculiar sense for Himself. He never speaks of Himself as a child of God, but as the Son, simpliciter. In speaking of God and Himself He uses ὁ πατήρ and ὁ υἱός in a way which implies that there could no more be a plural on the one side than on the other: see esp. Matthew 11:27 f., Mark 13:32. It is natural to suppose that in the account of Jesus’ baptism (Matthew 3:17 ||) the heavenly voice which pronounces Him Son of God, in words borrowed from Psalms 2, means the term there to be taken in the Messianic ‘official’ sense; it is the Messianic consciousness of Jesus, as the accompanying narrative of the Temptation proves, which is expressed in ὁ υἱός μον. What the relation may have been in His mind between this (which defines His calling by relation t
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Preaching (2)
PREACHING.—In the Gospels three Gr. words are used for preaching, viz. κηρύσσω, ‘proclaim as a herald,’ with the corresponding substantive κήρυγμα; καταγγέλλω, ‘announce,’ ‘declare’; εὐαγγελίζω, ‘tell good tidings,’ with the corresponding substantive εὐαγγέλιον, ‘good tidings.’ A fourth word, λαλέω, ‘talk,’ ‘discourse,’ is also rendered ‘preach’ in Mark 2:2 Authorized Version (as also in Acts 8:25; Acts 11:19; Acts 13:42; Acts 14:25; Acts 16:6); but in Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 this is rendered ‘speak’ (‘he spake the word unto them’). In a general way it may be said that preaching, as the proclamation of a message, was distinguished from teaching (διδαχή), the explanation and vindication of truth. In some cases this distinction is marked. Thus John the Baptist was emphatically a preacher, he came to announce the coming of the Kingdom of God; Jesus began where John left off by also preaching this message; and the Twelve were sent out to preach (κηρύσσειν, Mark 3:14, cf. Matthew 10:7, Luke 9:2). The function of the Seventy was similar (Luke 10:9). But in all but His earlier ministry our Lord was more occupied in what is expressly called ‘teaching.’ While John, and Jesus Himself at first, as well as His disciples throughout the Gospel period, only preached, announcing the message from heaven, it was reserved to our Lord to explain the great truths of the gospel by teaching. The forerunner and the Apostles announced that the Kingdom was to come, without discussing its nature; Jesus Christ went further, and laboured to show what this Divine Kingdom really was. So, while John was content to prepare for the Kingdom, with the assurance that it was ‘at hand,’ Jesus asked, ‘Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?’ and proceeded to illustrate its characteristics. This was regarded as teaching. Further, while the preaching was for all who would hear, a public utterance designed to arrest attention, the teaching was more especially designed for disciples; and while some of it was public, much of it was given in private. In the second year of our Lord’s ministry, after the breach with the authorities and the defection of the multitude, there was less preaching and more teaching in the training of the Twelve.
This distinction cannot, however, be maintained throughout. Sometimes our Lord’s most public utterances are described as ‘teaching,’ and are of the character of instruction (e.g. Mark 2:13; Mark 4:1-2). Moreover, teaching is blended with preaching. The difference is more carefully maintained in Mk. than in Mt. Thus Mk. states that Jesus came into Galilee preaching the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14)—the public open-air proclamation; but that He went into a synagogue to teach (Mark 1:21), where after the scripture had been read He would expound it (cf. Luke 4:20 ff.). But in Mt. we have teaching and preaching both assigned to our Lord’s work in the synagogues (Matthew 4:23). We may infer from the earlier Gospel that Jesus did recognize the distinction between the two kinds of utterance, though probably one would often pass over into the other.
When we turn from verbal distinctions to the real differences, we may observe three methods followed by our Lord, according to circumstance and requirement: (1) The primitive proclamation, in making which He went on the lines laid down by John the Baptist; (2) the public teaching of the laws and principles of the Kingdom of God, offered to all who would attend to it, whether in the open air or in the synagogues; (3) the private training of His own disciples and discourse with inquirers. Both (1) and (2) come into our modern conception of Preaching, and we must understand the actual preaching of Jesus to comprehend them. See also the following article and art. Teaching.
W. F. Adeney.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Preaching
The essential nature of apostolic preaching is expressed in the two main words used throughout the NT: κηρύσσειν, ‘to proclaim as a herald’ (κῆρυξ), and εὐαγγελίζειν, ‘to tell good tidings’ (εὐαγγέλιον, ‘the gospel’), both of which are translated ‘to preach.’ Sometimes the full expression κηρύσσειν τὸ εὐαγγέλιον, ‘to proclaim the gospel’ (Galatians 2:2, 1 Thessalonians 2:9), occurs, while εὐαγγελίζειν frequently characterizes the content of the good tidings, specifically as ‘the gospel’ (τὸ εὐαγγέλιον, 1 Corinthians 15:1, 2 Corinthians 11:7, Galatians 1:11), or more variously as ‘Jesus Christ’ (Acts 5:42), ‘peace’ (Ephesians 2:17), or ‘the word’ (Acts 15:35). Other expressions, such as ‘proclaim Christ’ (καταγγέλλειν Χριστόν, Philippians 1:17 f.) and ‘testify the gospel (διαμαρτύρεσθαι τὸ εὐαγγέλιον) of the grace of God’ (Acts 20:24), help to make clear that preaching was primarily the proclamation of good tidings from God, the heralding of Jesus Christ as the Saviour of men.
To get back to the NT standpoint it is necessary to rid one’s mind of the preconception that preaching was giving a sermon or delivering a discourse elaborated in accordance with certain recognized homiletical canons. Still less was it the detailed exegesis and exposition of a so-called text or isolated passage of Scripture, such as prevailed in the synagogue preaching. That the message was often supported by quotations from the OT is not doubted; but the apostolic preaching did not confine itself to appeals to Scripture. It was rather the spontaneous, authoritative announcement of a truth felt to be new to the experience of man, and explicable only in the light of the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as Saviour of men.
1. Preaching and teaching.-The function of preaching, as above outlined, is to be distinguished from teaching (διδαχή), in which the truths and duties of Christianity were more deliberately unfolded and applied. The content of the preaching and of the more elaborated instruction was necessarily often the same (Acts 5:42; Acts 15:35, Colossians 1:28). The preacher (κῆρυξ) was sometimes also a teacher (διδάσκαλος), especially in the more settled state of the early Church (1 Timothy 2:7, 2 Timothy 1:11). But, even so, a clearly marked distinction is made in the case of Paul ‘preaching (κηρύσσων) the kingdom of God, and teaching (διδάσκων) the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ’ (Acts 28:31). The ability to preach or to teach was regarded as a gift of the Holy Spirit, but due regard was given to the ‘diversities of gifts’ and ‘diversities of ministrations’ even in these closely related activities. ‘To one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, and to another the word of knowledge, … to another prophecy’ (1 Corinthians 12:4-11; cf. Romans 12:6 ff.). That a clearly marked differentiation of function was believed to be Divinely appointed appears from the two formal lists of spiritually gifted members, in which ‘teachers’ are mentioned after apostles and prophets (1 Corinthians 12:28, Ephesians 4:11). Preaching was the function of the apostles (in the wider meaning of the word) and of the prophets. Both travelled about, the former continuously in their missionary activities, the latter frequently settling down in one locality where their preaching would tend to edification and exhortation.
2. Qualification.-The work of preaching in the 1st cent. was regarded not as an office but as a ‘calling’ due to the gift of the Spirit. Apostolic preaching began with the command of Christ to the Twelve (Matthew 10:7, Mark 16:15; Mark 16:20); but it was after the bestowal of the Spirit at Pentecost as a ‘tongue of fire’ that this gift (χάρισμα) of inspired utterance became general in the early Church. Those who preached the gospel did so because they were under Divine compulsion (Acts 4:8; Acts 4:20; Acts 6:10; Acts 8:26). The Holy Spirit qualified them for this special work, and authenticated their message. They felt that they were commissioned by no mere human authority. Subjectively their call to preach consisted in a feeling of ‘necessity’ (1 Corinthians 9:16), but an objective test was applied to them and their message by the spiritual communities to which they ministered (1 Thessalonians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 12:3; 1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 John 4:1 f.). The Didache shows that at a later stage the tests were practical, if not drastic. The prophet must ‘have the ways of the Lord’ (xi. 8); he must practise what he preaches, and not ask for money (xi. 9-12). But the preacher, when duly approved, had the right to expect support (1 Corinthians 9:4 ff., 2 Corinthians 11:8 f., Did. xiii. 1-3), and was to be treated with great honour (Did. iv. 1). ‘The picture of these wandering preachers, men burdened by no cares of office, with no pastoral duties, coming suddenly into a Christian community, doing their work there and as suddenly departing, is a very vivid one in sub-apostolic literature’ (T. M. Lindsay, The Church and the Ministry in the Early Centuries, 1902, p. 73).
3. Preaching and faith.-That preaching was the Divinely ordained means for the diffusion of Christianity appears from the successful appeal it made to the capacity for faith which is latent in all men. ‘Belief cometh of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ’ (Romans 10:17). The ancient world was familiar with much propaganda work done by travelling teachers of various philosophical schools. But the basis of appeal in these cases was to the speculative curiosity of their hearers. The preachers of the gospel, on the contrary, did not depend upon the assent of reason (1 Corinthians 2:1; 1 Corinthians 2:4). Not that the gospel had no place in a rational view of man and his relation to the universe and God; there was a ‘wisdom’ to be spoken among mature believers (v. 6). But the message of the early Christian preachers was more in the nature of a Divine summons to the human heart to trust in the fatherly love of God and to believe in Jesus Christ as the pledge of His redeeming grace. It was a call to the human will, estranged by sin, to yield in trustful submission to the Divine will. The faith which the preacher sought to arouse was no mere intellectual belief in a system of doctrine, but an act of the whole personality, in which trust, belief, and volition united in a self-commitment to a Divine Person-God or Christ. And a careful study of the NT shows that such a close connexion between preaching and faith was established: ‘So we preach, and so ye believed’ (1 Corinthians 15:11). The philosophic teacher might capture the intellect, the mystery-monger might stir superstitious hopes and fears, but ‘the first Christian preachers testified that they had found salvation through faith in the Gospel of the Cross as they presented it. With the consciousness of the same need awakened, their hearers believed the testimony that was thus given them; they embraced the Saviour who was thus presented to them; and so believing, they entered into the same experience of salvation as belonged to their teachers’ (W. L. Walker, The Cross and the Kingdom2, 1911, p. 25 f.). The gifts of the Spirit received by the ‘hearing of faith’ authenticated both the believer (Galatians 3:2) and the preacher (1 Corinthians 2:4).
4. Kinds of preaching.-The preaching of the Apostolic Age was marked by great variety. The sources available for a characterization are the historical portions of Acts, together with the actual discourses contained therein, and also what may legitimately be inferred from the Epistles. The Epistles should not be regarded as specimens of apostolic preaching, being rather, in form and content, examples of primitive teaching. But they contain many allusions to preaching, and thus help us to reconstruct historically the conditions under which it took place, the forms it assumed, and its main doctrinal contents.
The variety of apostolic preaching was determined by the individuality of the speakers, the nature of their audiences, and the stage in the doctrinal development of the message. But beneath all differences a unity was preserved round the central theme of the Person and work of Jesus Christ in human redemption. It was ‘preaching Christ,’ whatever might be the local or personal conditions under which the message was proclaimed. Three main characteristics are to be noted. (a) First in historical order came the preaching to the Jews, which may be called Messianic. St. Peter’s addresses in Jerusalem and St. Paul’s sermons in the synagogues on his missionary journeys appeal to the resurrection of Jesus in proof of His Messiahship, and support it by quotations from the OT. Exhortations to repentance naturally followed this kind of preaching, especially as the exaltation and second coming of the Christ were emphasized. (b) Next there was the preaching to the Gentiles, which may be described as missionary. The evangelization of heathen without any knowledge of the Scriptures or of the facts concerning Jesus naturally employed different methods of appeal. On the negative side it exposed idolatry, superstition, and degrading notions of God, and condemned human sin. The positive element was the proclamation of Jesus Christ as the Saviour of all men. This included the facts of His earthly life, and His death and resurrection (Galatians 4:4, 1 Corinthians 15:3 f.). (c) The third kind of preaching was what may broadly be called edifying. It was addressed to congregations composed of Jewish Christians and converts won from heathenism. In these spiritual communities meetings for edification were held, in which every one who had a ‘gift’-whether of prophecy or interpretation, or ‘tongues,’ or praise (1 Corinthians 14:26 f.)-used it for the upbuilding of the Church. It was in such gatherings that preaching, in the more generally accepted sense of the term, was exercised.
In St. Paul, who is the preacher par excellence of the Apostolic Age, we see all the foregoing kinds of preaching illustrated, together with a marvellous variety of modes of address to win his hearers. In the case of Jews he appealed, like St. Peter, to the OT (Acts 13:40; Acts 13:47; Acts 15:15 f., Acts 17:2 f.). In Athens he did not hesitate to quote a pagan pcet (Acts 17:28), and expounded the philosophy of the Christian religion. To the people of Lystra (Acts 14:15 f.) he used the arguments of natural theology. But it was in Corinth that he opposed his central theme of ‘Christ crucified’ to the impurity, commercialism, and superstitions of the city (1 Corinthians 1:22; 1 Corinthians 2:2). Attention has also been drawn (A. C. McGiffert, History of Christianity in the Apostolic Age, 1897, p. 255) to the fact, which is often overlooked, that St. Paul in his preaching did much personal work among individuals (Acts 18:2, 1 Thessalonians 2:9), in addition to addressing audiences. The effective preaching of Philip to the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:35) may be quoted as an earlier example of this ‘hand-to-hand work’ in Christian evangelization.
5. Content of apostolic preaching.-The elaborated doctrinal aspects of the gospel proclaimed by the apostles are dealt with in the artt._ Gospel and Teaching and those concerned with the points of biblical theology involved. All that can be attempted here is to indicate the main outlines of the subject-matter of the preaching of the apostles.
(a) God and Christ.-Our Lord proclaimed as good tidings the coming of the Kingdom of God. But after His death and resurrection a new content appears in the preaching of His followers, viz. the Person and work of Christ Himself. Not that the subject of the Kingdom was dropped (Acts 8:12; Acts 20:25; Acts 28:31); but it became subordinated to the gospel concerning Christ, through whom the Divine sovereignty was to be established on earth, and to the ultimate question about the nature of God and His grace, through which alone such a Kingdom could come among sinful men. As a basis for missionary Christological preaching the doctrine of the existence and unity of God would form a large element in the glad tidings to heathen living under the distractions of polytheism and demonism (Acts 17:22 ff., 1 Thessalonians 1:9). But undoubtedly in the forefront was the proclamation to all nations of the ‘unsearchable riches of Christ’ (Ephesians 3:8). In one word, Christ was the main content of apostolic preaching. Among those who under stress of persecution went about ‘preaching the word’ was Philip, who in Samaria ‘proclaimed unto them the Christ’ (ἐκήρυσσεν τὸν Χριστόν, Acts 8:4 f.), while to the Ethiopian eunuch he ‘preached Jesus’ (εὐηγγελίσατο τὸν Ἰησοῦν, Acts 8:35). Others came to Antioch ‘preaching the Lord Jesus’ (εὐαγγελιζόμενοι τὸν Κύριον Ἰησοῦν, Acts 11:20). St. Paul warns the Corinthians against anyone who ‘preacheth another Jesus, whom we did not preach’ (ἐκηρύξαμεν, 2 Corinthians 11:4) and he rejoices when, even under conditions of faction, ‘Christ is proclaimed’ (Χριστὸς καταγγέλλεται, Philippians 1:18). The very Person of Jesus Christ constituted a gospel worth preaching. He embodied and expressed in human nature the final revelation of God (cf. John 14:9).
(b) Resurrection and Messiahship of Jesus.-It was no mere abstract conception of the personality of Jesus that was preached. As pointed out by B. Weiss, ‘like Jesus Himself, His apostles commence, not with a religious doctrine or an ethical demand, but with the proclamation of a fact’ (Biblical Theol. of NT, Eng. tr._, 1882-83, i. 173). That fact was the Messiahship of Jesus. But another fact formed the basis of this proclamation-and that was the fact that Jesus had been raised from the dead. ‘The resurrection of Jesus,’ says G. V. Lechler, ‘appears in primitive Christian preaching as the fundamental fact, the Alpha and Omega of apostolic announcement’ (Apostolic and Post-Apostolic Times, Eng. tr._, 1886, i. 267). Hence it was after the Resurrection and the supernatural gift at Pentecost that the apostles ‘ceased not to teach and preach (εὐαγγελιζόμενοι) Jesus as the Christ’ (Acts 5:42; Acts 2:36; Acts 3:14 f., Acts 4:10, Acts 5:31). This close connexion between the Resurrection and Messiahship of Jesus appears also in the preaching of the Apostle of the Gentiles. St. Paul declared in the synagogue at Thessalonica: ‘it behoved the Christ to suffer, and to rise again from the dead; and this Jesus whom I proclaim unto you is the Christ’ (Acts 17:3; cf. 1 Thessalonians 1:10). Later in Corinth he testified that ‘Jesus was the Christ’ (Acts 18:5), reminding them afterwards that the ‘gospel preached’ unto them was that ‘Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures … and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures’ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). It must be remembered that the good tidings of the resurrection of Jesus carried with it the glad message also of the believers’ share in the Messianic blessings (Acts 3:19-26), and a participation in the future resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:20 ff.; cf. Acts 17:18 St. Paul ‘preached Jesus and the resurrection’).
(c) Death and Atonement of Christ.-The earliest hearers of the gospel, however, could not lose sight of the prior sinister fact of the crucifixion and death of Jesus. That was a ‘stumbling-block’ to the Jews and ‘foolishness’ to the Greeks. But St. Paul found in the death of Christ the central theme of his preaching, for in it he discerned Christ’s redeeming work as Saviour of all men. ‘We preach’ (κηρύσσομεν), he says, ‘a Messiah crucified’ (1 Corinthians 1:23). ‘I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified’ (1 Corinthians 2:2). It was because ‘the word of the cross’ (1 Corinthians 1:18) was also the ‘word of reconciliation’ (2 Corinthians 5:19) that St. Paul preached it so fervently, and because he had proved in his own experience that this, ‘his gospel,’ was the ‘power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth’ (Romans 1:16). ‘Only a man,’ says W. Beyschlag, ‘in whom the Lord who is the Spirit has come to dwell, who exhibits the love of Christ in its transforming power, can kindle that flame of divine life in others; and the fire is spread, not by instruction in a doctrinal system, but by testimony to a personal experience of the gospel of God coming from the heart with individual truth and freedom’ (NT Theology, 1895, ii. 169). That this conception of the redeeming efficacy of the death of Christ formed a large part of apostolic preaching may be inferred from many different passages (Hebrews 9:13 f., 1 Peter 1:18 f., 1 John 1:7; 1 John 2:2).
To ‘preach Christ,’ then, was to proclaim, as good news to sinful and dying men, the many-sided fact of Christ, the whole scheme of salvation-pardon, regeneration, spiritual enrichment, personal immortality-involved in Christ’s death, resurrection, and exaltation. This may be seen from several expressions in which the term ‘preaching’ does not apply to the gospel message, e.g. ‘Moses hath in every city them that preach (κηρύσσοντας) him’ (Acts 15:21), where the whole Mosaic dispensation is the content of the preaching. Again, ‘the baptism which John preached’ (ἐκήρυξεν, Acts 10:37), and to ‘preach circumcision’ (Galatians 5:11), indicate clearly other and wider contents than ‘baptism’ and ‘circumcision.’ if to ‘preach Moses’ meant to proclaim the validity of the whole Mosaic legislation, then to ‘preach Christ’ involves not only the proclamation of the religions significance of Jesus Christ but the whole evangelical scheme of redemption and reconciliation that centres in Him. Hence one can ‘preach peace’ (Ephesians 2:17) in view of the results of the gospel, or ‘preach the faith’ (Galatians 1:23), or ‘preach the word of God’ (Acts 13:5) as a Divinely given message to be proclaimed and as a gospel of salvation.
Literature.-In addition to the works quoted above, see J. Ker, Lectures on the History of Preaching, 1888; M. Dods, ‘The Foolishness of Preaching.’ in Expositor’s Bible, ‘1 Corinthians,’ 1889; artt._ on ‘Preaching,’ by W. F. Adeney, in HDB_ and DCG_, and art._ on ‘Preaching Christ,’ by J. Denney, in DCG_; A. W. Momerie, Preaching and Hearing, 1886; J. B. Lightfoot, Ordination Addresses, 1890 pp. 3-119; J. H. Jowett, Apostolic Optimism, 1910, p. 262; W. T. Davison, Strength for the Way, 1902, p. 137; R. W. Dale, Christian Doctrine, 1894, p. 302; J. M. E. Ross, The Christian Standpoint, 1911, p. 15; A. M. Fairbairn, Christ in the Centuries, 1893, p. 23.
M. Scott Fletcher.

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Kerygma - (kih rihg' muh) Transliteration of the Greek term which means both “the act of Preaching” and “the content of the Preaching. ” Preaching in the biblical sense is primarily the act of proclaiming the acts of God. This kind of Preaching will not persuade anyone to become a disciple of Jesus. Preaching in the biblical sense is persuasive because it is done in the Spirit and with power (1 Corinthians 2:4 ). God intervenes in the lives of the hearers through the act of Preaching; the kingdom of God comes through the act of Preaching (see Matthew 12:41 ; Luke 11:32 ). In the act of Preaching the hope we have of eternal life is revealed (Titus 1:1-3 ). ...
The content of Preaching in the New Testament centers on Jesus. According to Paul, some see the Preaching of a crucified Savior as foolish; but for those who believe it means eternal life (1 Corinthians 1:21 ). Of course, the Preaching about Jesus concerns not only His death on a cross but also His resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:12 ). ...
In modern times some scholars have attempted to determine the exact content of the Preaching of the early church. According to this reconstruction, the Preaching of the early church included the following elements: (1) the prophecies of the coming Messiah have been fulfilled, (2) the prophecies were fulfilled by the Davidic descent, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus, (3) Jesus has been exalted to God's right hand as the Head of the new Israel, (4) the Holy Spirit is the sign of Christ's present power and glory, (5) Christ will return, and (6) a call for repentance
Predicant - ) Predicating; affirming; declaring; proclaiming; hence; Preaching. ) One who predicates, affirms, or proclaims; specifically, a Preaching friar; a Dominican
Pulpit - ) An elevated place, or inclosed stage, in a church, in which the clergyman stands while Preaching. ) Of or pertaining to the pulpit, or Preaching; as, a pulpit orator; pulpit eloquence. ) The whole body of the clergy; preachers as a class; also, Preaching
Preaching - for 'announcing, or making known,' without the idea of Preaching in a formal way, as the word is now understood. When there was persecution in the church at Jerusalem, they were all scattered, except the apostles, and they went everywhere 'preaching the word. ' Paul was appointed a preacher (herald), and it pleased God by 'the foolishness of the Preaching' to save them that believe. Preaching is still used of God as the means for making known the love of God and the work of Christ
Outpreach - ) To surpass in Preaching
Proclamation - See Kerygma ; Preaching in the Bible
Pulpitry - ) The teaching of the pulpit; Preaching
Sermoning - ) The act of discoursing; discourse; instruction; Preaching
Evangelism - ) The Preaching or promulgation of the gospel
Unpreach - ) To undo or overthrow by Preaching
Cummin - Isaiah 28:25-27 (c) Probably in this story the wheat represents the Gospel message, while the other four grains represent other truths that should and do accompany Gospel Preaching. In all of our Preaching and teaching the good news about the rich provision the Lord JESUS makes for the soul should have the principal place. Certainly there are many such truths to be found in all good teaching and Preaching, but these are not to replace the Gospel of GOD's grace
Pulpitish - ) Of or pertaining to the pulpit; like Preaching
Concionatory - ) Of or pertaining to Preaching or public addresses
Postillation - ) The act of postillating; exposition of Scripture in Preaching
Thomas Burke - His first notable sermon was on "Church Music," preached in 1859, and thereafter his Preaching attracted throngs. He met with very great success while Preaching and lecturing in the United States, 1871
Dionysius - Member of the supreme court at Athens, converted under the Preaching of Paul
Iconium - A place rendered memorable from Paul's Preaching
Homiletics - That branch of theology concerned with Preaching and sermons and the proper way in which to deliver them
Predication - ) Preaching
Black Friar - A friar of the Dominican order; - called also predicant and Preaching friar; in France, Jacobin
Candidating - ) The taking of the position of a candidate; specifically, the Preaching of a clergyman with a view to settlement
Christ - —See Atonement, Authority of Christ, Birth of Christ, Dates, Death of Christ, Messiah, Person of Christ, Preaching Christ, etc
Homiletics - The science or study of composing and Preaching sermons, so called from homily, the name applied to familiar explanations of the Gospel
Preaching (2) - PREACHING. words are used for Preaching, viz. In a general way it may be said that Preaching, as the proclamation of a message, was distinguished from teaching (διδαχή), the explanation and vindication of truth. Thus John the Baptist was emphatically a preacher, he came to announce the coming of the Kingdom of God; Jesus began where John left off by also Preaching this message; and the Twelve were sent out to preach (κηρύσσειν, Mark 3:14, cf. Further, while the Preaching was for all who would hear, a public utterance designed to arrest attention, the teaching was more especially designed for disciples; and while some of it was public, much of it was given in private. In the second year of our Lord’s ministry, after the breach with the authorities and the defection of the multitude, there was less Preaching and more teaching in the training of the Twelve. Moreover, teaching is blended with Preaching. states that Jesus came into Galilee Preaching the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14)—the public open-air proclamation; but that He went into a synagogue to teach (Mark 1:21), where after the scripture had been read He would expound it (cf. we have teaching and Preaching both assigned to our Lord’s work in the synagogues (Matthew 4:23). Both (1) and (2) come into our modern conception of Preaching, and we must understand the actual Preaching of Jesus to comprehend them
Damaris - An Athenian lady, honorably distinguished as one of the few who embraced Christianity at Athens under the Preaching of Paul, Acts 17:34
Crispus - President of the synagogue at Corinth, converted under the Preaching of Paul, Acts 18:8 , and baptized by him, 1 Corinthians 1:14
Damaris - An Athenian woman converted by Paul's Preaching (Acts 17:34
Eutychus - The young man who when Paul was Preaching fell, while asleep, from the third floor, and was restored to life by the apostle
Worship - See Adoration, Praise, Prayer, Preaching, Synagogue, Temple
Preaching - The essential nature of apostolic Preaching is expressed in the two main words used throughout the NT: κηρύσσειν, ‘to proclaim as a herald’ (κῆρυξ), and εὐαγγελίζειν, ‘to tell good tidings’ (εὐαγγέλιον, ‘the gospel’), both of which are translated ‘to preach. ) and ‘testify the gospel (διαμαρτύρεσθαι τὸ εὐαγγέλιον) of the grace of God’ (Acts 20:24), help to make clear that Preaching was primarily the proclamation of good tidings from God, the heralding of Jesus Christ as the Saviour of men. ...
To get back to the NT standpoint it is necessary to rid one’s mind of the preconception that Preaching was giving a sermon or delivering a discourse elaborated in accordance with certain recognized homiletical canons. Still less was it the detailed exegesis and exposition of a so-called text or isolated passage of Scripture, such as prevailed in the synagogue Preaching. That the message was often supported by quotations from the OT is not doubted; but the apostolic Preaching did not confine itself to appeals to Scripture. Preaching and teaching. -The function of Preaching, as above outlined, is to be distinguished from teaching (διδαχή), in which the truths and duties of Christianity were more deliberately unfolded and applied. The content of the Preaching and of the more elaborated instruction was necessarily often the same (Acts 5:42; Acts 15:35, Colossians 1:28). But, even so, a clearly marked distinction is made in the case of Paul ‘preaching (κηρύσσων) the kingdom of God, and teaching (διδάσκων) the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ’ (Acts 28:31). Preaching was the function of the apostles (in the wider meaning of the word) and of the prophets. Both travelled about, the former continuously in their missionary activities, the latter frequently settling down in one locality where their Preaching would tend to edification and exhortation. -The work of Preaching in the 1st cent. Apostolic Preaching began with the command of Christ to the Twelve (Matthew 10:7, Mark 16:15; Mark 16:20); but it was after the bestowal of the Spirit at Pentecost as a ‘tongue of fire’ that this gift (χάρισμα) of inspired utterance became general in the early Church. Preaching and faith. -That Preaching was the Divinely ordained means for the diffusion of Christianity appears from the successful appeal it made to the capacity for faith which is latent in all men. And a careful study of the NT shows that such a close connexion between Preaching and faith was established: ‘So we preach, and so ye believed’ (1 Corinthians 15:11). Kinds of Preaching. -The Preaching of the Apostolic Age was marked by great variety. The Epistles should not be regarded as specimens of apostolic Preaching, being rather, in form and content, examples of primitive teaching. But they contain many allusions to Preaching, and thus help us to reconstruct historically the conditions under which it took place, the forms it assumed, and its main doctrinal contents. ...
The variety of apostolic Preaching was determined by the individuality of the speakers, the nature of their audiences, and the stage in the doctrinal development of the message. It was ‘preaching Christ,’ whatever might be the local or personal conditions under which the message was proclaimed. (a) First in historical order came the Preaching to the Jews, which may be called Messianic. Exhortations to repentance naturally followed this kind of Preaching, especially as the exaltation and second coming of the Christ were emphasized. (b) Next there was the Preaching to the Gentiles, which may be described as missionary. (c) The third kind of Preaching was what may broadly be called edifying. It was in such gatherings that Preaching, in the more generally accepted sense of the term, was exercised. Paul, who is the preacher par excellence of the Apostolic Age, we see all the foregoing kinds of Preaching illustrated, together with a marvellous variety of modes of address to win his hearers. Paul in his Preaching did much personal work among individuals (Acts 18:2, 1 Thessalonians 2:9), in addition to addressing audiences. The effective Preaching of Philip to the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:35) may be quoted as an earlier example of this ‘hand-to-hand work’ in Christian evangelization. Content of apostolic Preaching. All that can be attempted here is to indicate the main outlines of the subject-matter of the Preaching of the apostles. But after His death and resurrection a new content appears in the Preaching of His followers, viz. As a basis for missionary Christological Preaching the doctrine of the existence and unity of God would form a large element in the glad tidings to heathen living under the distractions of polytheism and demonism (Acts 17:22 ff. In one word, Christ was the main content of apostolic Preaching. Among those who under stress of persecution went about ‘preaching the word’ was Philip, who in Samaria ‘proclaimed unto them the Christ’ (ἐκήρυσσεν τὸν Χριστόν, Acts 8:4 f. Others came to Antioch ‘preaching the Lord Jesus’ (εὐαγγελιζόμενοι τὸν Κύριον Ἰησοῦν, Acts 11:20). The very Person of Jesus Christ constituted a gospel worth Preaching. Lechler, ‘appears in primitive Christian Preaching as the fundamental fact, the Alpha and Omega of apostolic announcement’ (Apostolic and Post-Apostolic Times, Eng. This close connexion between the Resurrection and Messiahship of Jesus appears also in the Preaching of the Apostle of the Gentiles. Paul found in the death of Christ the central theme of his Preaching, for in it he discerned Christ’s redeeming work as Saviour of all men. That this conception of the redeeming efficacy of the death of Christ formed a large part of apostolic Preaching may be inferred from many different passages (Hebrews 9:13 f. This may be seen from several expressions in which the term ‘preaching’ does not apply to the gospel message, e. ‘Moses hath in every city them that preach (κηρύσσοντας) him’ (Acts 15:21), where the whole Mosaic dispensation is the content of the Preaching. Ker, Lectures on the History of Preaching, 1888; M. Dods, ‘The Foolishness of Preaching. _ on ‘Preaching,’ by W. _ on ‘Preaching Christ,’ by J. Momerie, Preaching and Hearing, 1886; J
Damaris - A heifer, an Athenian woman converted to Christianity under the Preaching of Paul (Acts 17:34 )
Illyricum - An extensive region on the east coast of the Adriatic, to which the Preaching of Paul extended
Dam'Aris - Paul's Preaching
Eutychus - A young man who was killed at Troas by falling from the window of a room in the third story, where Paul was Preaching
Postmillennialism - The belief that through the Preaching of the word of God, the entire world will be converted to Christianity and this will usher in the kingdom of Christ
Fitches - Isaiah 28:25 (b) In this passage types are used to illustrate the Preaching of the Gospel, the harvesting of souls, and the use of the person after he is saved. ...
The four other grains may represent songs, prayers, humbleness of mind, and acceptance of the Word, all of which do usually accompany the Preaching of the Gospel
Dionysius - An eminent Athenian, converted by means of Paul's Preaching
Dionysius - (di oh nihss' ih uhss) An Athenian aristocrat who was converted to Christianity through the Preaching of Paul the apostle (Acts 17:34 )
Prophecy - ) Public interpretation of Scripture; Preaching; exhortation or instruction
Pamphylia - It was in Pamphylia that Paul first entered Asia Minor, after Preaching the gospel in Cyprus
Aureole of the Saints - in martyrdom, victory over the devil in Preaching truth
Preach - ) To teach or instruct by Preaching; to inform by Preaching
Message - ...
3: κήρυγμα (Strong's #2782 — Noun Neuter — kerugma — kay'-roog-mah ) "that which is proclaimed by a herald, a proclamation, Preaching," is translated "the message" in Titus 1:3 , RV (AV, "preaching"). See Preaching
Alain de la Roche - By his Preaching he restored the devotion of the Rosary throughout northern France and the Low Countries, and he established many Rosary confraternities
Alanus de Rupe - By his Preaching he restored the devotion of the Rosary throughout northern France and the Low Countries, and he established many Rosary confraternities
Onesimus - Had been a slave to Philemon of Colosse, and had run away from him, and fled to Rome; but being converted to Christianity through Preaching of Paul, he was the occasion of Paul's writing the epistle to Philemon, Colossians 4:9 Philippians 1:10
Arnoldists - He is also charged with Preaching against baptism and the Eucharist
Preaching - Preaching . In the OT ‘preaching’ is referred to explicitly in the case of Jonah’s Preaching in Nineveh ( Jonah 3:2 ). Matthew 4:17 ), which, in its initial stages, was closely associated with the Preaching of John the Baptist (cf. Christian Preaching is often described in the NT as a declaration of ‘glad tidings’ (‘evangel,’ ‘gospel’). But in its more extended application ‘preaching’ covers all instruction in religious matters of a homiletlcal character, and especially such as is associated with public worship . ...
The prophetic Preaching hardly falls within this category. ...
The Preaching of John the Baptist and of Jesus was largely prophetic in character the gospel may be described as a ‘revival of the spirit of prophecy’ but nevertheless it possessed some affinities with the synagogue Preaching, which had become an institution of worship, though in many respects in marked contrast with and independent of it (our Lord constantly addressed the multitudes in the open air). ...
Preaching as a regular part of the service of public worship was a comparatively late development. It was from this practice that Preaching in the synagogue was developed probably as early as the 4th cent. ...
By NT times Preaching had evidently become an integral part of the ordinary synagogue service, and in this way it became one of the chief instruments in the propagation of the ‘new teaching. ...
Oh, how blessed is Israel for whom such has been prepared!”...
For it is said (Psalms 31:19 ): “How great is thy goodness which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee!” ’...
Several specimens of the Apostolic Preaching are given in the Acts (cf. ...
Preaching long continued free and spontaneous among the Christian societies, being exercised in the assembly by private members who possessed the gift of prophecy (cf
Demetrius - Fearing that the Preaching of Paul against idolatry would lessen the gains of himself and others, he raised an uproar
Sensational - ) Suited or intended to excite temporarily great interest or emotion; melodramatic; emotional; as, sensational plays or novels; sensational Preaching; sensational journalism; a sensational report
Dotti, Andrew, Blessed - His zeal manifested itself principally in Preaching and penance, visions were vouchsafed to him, and he worked many duly authenticared miracles
Sincerity - Associated with words or ideas like “truth” (1 Corinthians 5:8 ), “genuineness” (2 Corinthians 8:8 ), “godliness” (2 Corinthians 1:12 ), and Preaching sincerely the gospel (2 Corinthians 2:17 )
Drop - ...
Amos 7:16 (a) This is a description of Preaching and ministry to GOD's people
Dionys'Ius - , Bacchus ) the Areop'agite, ( Acts 17:34 ) an eminent Athenian, converted to Christianity by the Preaching of St
Redemptorist - The Fathers of the Congregation devote themselves to Preaching to the neglected, esp
Conversion - It is produced through the Preaching of the gospel (Romans 10:14; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4) and results in repentance (Acts 26:20) and a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Martyrs of Corfu - They were converted in prison by Saint Jason and Saint Sosipater, who had been arrested for Preaching the faith throughout the island
Homiliarium - Read in early times after the recitation of the Divine Office, in the 8th century, numerous collections were compiled from the homilies of the Fathers, Gregory the Great and others, for the purpose of Preaching
Grace, External - Such a grace is Holy Scripture, the Preaching of the Gospel, the life of Christ and of the saints, and in general any fact or event whatever, in so far as under the providence of God it is calculated to exert a moral influence towards the attainment of salvation
Theatine - Their chief employment is Preaching and giving religious instruction
External Grace - Such a grace is Holy Scripture, the Preaching of the Gospel, the life of Christ and of the saints, and in general any fact or event whatever, in so far as under the providence of God it is calculated to exert a moral influence towards the attainment of salvation
Dionysius - A member of the court of the Areopagus at Athens, converted under the Preaching of Paul, Acts 17:34
Eutychus - Fortunate, (Acts 20:9-12 ), a young man of Troas who fell through drowsiness from the open window of the third floor of the house where Paul was Preaching, and was "taken up dead
Jehudi - ” Messenger for Jewish leaders calling Baruch to read Jeremiah's Preaching to them and then messenger of the king to get the scroll so the king could read it
John - With Annas and Caiaphas, tried Peter and John for curing the impotent man and Preaching in the temple (Acts 4:6)
Gown, the Black - It is not anecclesiastical garment, although it was customary during a timeof great spiritual decadence in the Church for the gown with bandsto be worn during the Preaching of the sermon in the service
Preaching - The Bible often mentions Preaching and teaching together, for the two are closely related. ...
Sometimes Preaching is proclamation, such as in announcing the good news of the gospel to those who need it (Luke 4:18; Luke 9:6; Acts 8:4; Acts 8:12; Acts 8:40; Acts 17:18; Galatians 1:11; Galatians 1:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:9), while teaching is more concerned with the instruction of those who already believe the gospel (John 14:26; Acts 18:11; Acts 20:20; 1 Corinthians 4:17; Colossians 2:7; Jeremiah 20:8-9; 1 Timothy 4:11). Teaching is necessary also for those who do not believe (Luke 4:31; Luke 5:3; Colossians 1:28-29; Acts 4:2; Acts 5:21; Acts 5:25; Acts 18:11; 2 Timothy 2:24-26), while Preaching the great facts of the gospel of Jesus Christ is still necessary to challenge the believer (Romans 1:15; Romans 16:25; 1 Timothy 4:13-15; Colossians 1:28; 2 Timothy 4:2). ...
It is therefore probably better not to make too sharp a distinction between Preaching and teaching. ...
Authority in Preaching...
God wants the world to learn about him, to know him personally and to be instructed in what he desires for them. ...
Honesty in Preaching...
If preachers are dependent on God for the benefits their Preaching brings to others, they will express their dependence through constant prayer
la Bruyere, Jean de - The last two chapters on "Preaching" and on "The Atheists" deserve special attention
Deacons, Seven - The Apostles did not wish to be drawn away from Preaching, and thus transferred these material duties to suitable men
Jean de la Bruyere - The last two chapters on "Preaching" and on "The Atheists" deserve special attention
Lucius of Cyrene - He probably was one of the "men of Cyrene" who heard the tongues and then Peter's Pentecostal sermon (Acts 2:10), and of the "men of Cyrene" who when "scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen" went to Antioch, "preaching the Lord Jesus" (Acts 11:19-20)
Reproofs: to be Given in Love - Preaching on John 13:14: the duty of disciples to wash one another's feet: Mr
Sergius Paulus - Sergius Paulus asked to hear the gospel that the two missionaries were Preaching, but the sorcerer tried to keep him from the appointment
Albert of Brandenburg - Having been entrusted with the publication of the Indulgence issued by Leo X, he employed Tetzel to do the Preaching
Apollinaris, Saint - He suffered almost constant persecution, but persisted in Preaching
Hermas, Shepherd of - It is an ethical rather than a theological work, Preaching repentance, and consisting of five visions, twelve mandates, and two parables; particularly valuable as a contemporary record of 2century Christianity in Rome
Shepherd of Hermas - It is an ethical rather than a theological work, Preaching repentance, and consisting of five visions, twelve mandates, and two parables; particularly valuable as a contemporary record of 2century Christianity in Rome
Evangelist - One who proclaims good news, either by Preaching or writing
Seven Deacons - The Apostles did not wish to be drawn away from Preaching, and thus transferred these material duties to suitable men
Patmos - John's mention of the island in Revelation 1:9 probably means that he was such a prisoner, having been sent there for Preaching the gospel
John, Third Epistle of - It was written for the purpose of commending to Gaius some Christians who were strangers in the place where he lived, and who had gone thither for the purpose of Preaching the gospel (ver
Angeli, Girolamo Degli - He was the first missionary to penetrate Yezo, Jasu, and Cai, but after making many converts, seeing that his neophytes were persecuted because of his Preaching, he gave himself up to the authorities, and underwent martyrdom by fire in the public square of Yezo
Hegesippus, Saint - In his work against the Marcionites and Gnostics, of which only a few chapters remain, he appealed to the tradition of Apostolic Preaching handed down in the churches through the succession of bishops
Mark, Gospel of Saint - " The sixteen chapters are written in the chronological order, with some exceptions, and follow these general divisions: ...
preparation through the Preaching of Saint John, the baptism, and temptation (1,2-13)
the Preaching and miracles of Jesus in Galilee (1,14, to 9,50)
the journey to Jerusalem for the feast of the Pasch, and the last days of Our Lord's teaching (10-13)
the Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension (14-16)
The Biblical Commission, June 26, 1912, declared that all reasonable doubt that Saint Mark is the author of the second Gospel as now contained in our Bibles, and that the Gospel was written before the year 70 and according to the Preaching of Saint Peter, has been removed by the clear evidence of tradition from the earliest ages, as found in the testimony of the Fathers, in the use of the Gospel by early Christians, and its place in ancient codices and versions
Savonarola, Girolamo - He introduced many severe measures to reform morals, came into conflict with Pope Alexander VI, was interdicted from Preaching, and, refusing obedience, was excommunicated (1497), tried, condemned, and executed
Girolamo Savonarola - He introduced many severe measures to reform morals, came into conflict with Pope Alexander VI, was interdicted from Preaching, and, refusing obedience, was excommunicated (1497), tried, condemned, and executed
Norbert, Saint - Having given his property to the poor he traveled about France and Netherlands, Preaching and combating heresy
Sosthenes - He apparently assumed the post after Crispus, the former chief ruler, became a Christian under Paul's Preaching (Acts 18:8 )
Silversmith - The only mention of silversmiths in the NT was a dispute with Paul where his Preaching was threatening their livelihood (Acts 19:23-41 )
Annas - (an' nuhss), son of Seth, was a priest at the time John the Baptist began his public Preaching (Luke 3:2 )
Sosthenes - He apparently assumed the post after Crispus, the former chief ruler, became a Christian under Paul's Preaching (Acts 18:8 )
Judea - He journeyed through the land more than once and had friends there, and it was one of the first provinces to benefit by the Preaching of the Apostles (Acts 2:26)
Cabal of Devotees - The object of the company was to increase conversions, to organize the Preaching of missions for Protestants, and to suppress the outrages perpetrated by Protestants against Catholics
Sceptics And Controversial Divines - Certain skeptics are for ever inventing new infidelities with which they endeavor to defile the fair face of the gospel, and many ministers forsake the Preaching of Christ, and him crucified, to answer their endless quibbles: to both of these the ancient fable may be instructive
Pamphylia - The Bible does not mention his Preaching there when he passed through it the first time (Acts 13:13-14), but on his return he preached in the main town of Perga
Urijah - Prophet who joined Jeremiah in Preaching against Jerusalem
Dominican - The Dominicans are called also Preaching friars, friars preachers, black friars (from their black cloak), brothers of St
Baptismal Regeneration - If baptism were essential to salvation, then Paul would have included it in his standard practice and Preaching of the salvation message of Jesus, but he did not
Women: Preaching - ...
When Boswell told Johnson one day that he had heard a woman preach that morning at a Quaker's meeting, Johnson replied,' Sir, a woman Preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs
Illyricum - It was the farthest district he had reached in Preaching the gospel of Christ
Lectures, Religious - In London there is Preaching almost every forenoon and evening in the week, at some place or other. It may be objected, however, against week- day Preaching, that it has a tendency to take people from their business, and that the number of places open on a sabbath day supersedes the necessity of it
Preaching in the Bible - True Christian Preaching interprets the meaning of God's acts into contemporary contexts. ...
New Testament Practice Jesus began His ministry in the synagogue by announcing He was the Herald who fulfilled Isaiah's prophecy concerning the Preaching of the kingdom and its blessings (Luke 4:16-21 ). Although the NT uses some thirty different terms to describe the Preaching of John the Baptist, Jesus, and the apostles, those most commonly used can be grouped under either proclamation (to herald, to evangelize) or doctrine (to teach). Many scholars define these emphases as either gospel Preaching (proclaiming salvation in Christ) or pastoral teaching (instructing, admonishing, and exhorting believers in doctrine and life-style). ”...
Special Perspectives Paul firmly believed that proclaiming the full glory of Christ not only warns men and women of the need for salvation, but that through this Preaching believers can grow towards spiritual maturity (Colossians 1:28 ). ...
Homiletics Paul underlined the need for careful attention to principles of communication in Preaching. While he refused to adopt some of the cunning word craftiness of the secular rhetoricians of his day (2 Corinthians 4:2 ; 1Thessalonians 2:3,1 Thessalonians 2:5 ), nevertheless, he adapted his Preaching well to a variety of audiences and needs
Evangelist - This title is applied to Philip (Acts 21:8 ), who appears to have gone from city to city Preaching the word (8:4,40)
Galatia - ...
During his second missionary journey Paul, accompanied by Silas and Timothy (Acts 16:6 ), visited the "region of Galatia," where he was detained by sickness (Galatians 4:13 ), and had thus the longer opportunity of Preaching to them the gospel
Derbe - Persecution in Lystra led to a successful Preaching mission in Derbe (Acts 14:20-21 )
Helps - A lower department, as "governments" are a higher; for instance, deacons who helped in relieving the poor, baptizing and Preaching, subordinate to higher ministers (Acts 6:1-10; Acts 8:5-17); others helped with their time and means in the Lord's cause (1 Corinthians 13:3; Numbers 11:17)
Poor: as Hearers - ' Preaching in Monktown church, a large old, ruinous building, he says, 'I suppose it has scarce had such a congregation during this century
Pisidia - The Pisidians, like most of the inhabitants of the Taurus range, were an unsubdued and lawless race; and Paul in Preaching the gospel at Antioch and throughout Pisidia, Acts 13:14 ; 14:24 , was in peril by robbers as well as by sudden storms and floods in the mountain passes
Bidding Prayer - The BiddingPrayer is now very rarely used, although attempts have been made torevive its use, especially in purely Preaching services
Apollos - ‘We are to think of Apollos as a disciple of John who was carrying on the work of his master and Preaching to his countrymen repentance in view of the approaching kingdom of God’ (Apostolic Age, 219f. ’ But the Christian life of some was undeveloped; and the powerful Preaching of Apollos did much to help them. Paul’s reference to men who ‘build on the foundation’ he had laid (1 Corinthians 3:11-12), and to ‘tutors in Christ’ (1 Corinthians 4:15) in contrast to himself as their ‘father,’ Evidently Apollos’ work was not so much Preaching the gospel to the unconverted as buttressing the faith of Christians, partly by an eloquent exposition of the OT, and partly by a powerful apologetic which silenced opponents and strengthened believers. Preaching to recent converts whose intellectual equipment was slender and whose Christian knowledge must have been elementary, Apollos, whose own instruction had been imperfect, would inevitably put the impress of his own mode of thinking upon them. Paul’s Preaching, they had been ‘much helped’ by Apollos. ...
The distinctive elements in the Preaching of Apollos may be gauged from two considerations. It seems likely that his Preaching had this Jewish tone all through, and lacked the spiritual note so dominant in St. Paul’s Preaching. This confirms the idea that Apollos maintained a Hebraistic type of Preaching, though his Alexandrian training differentiated him from the ‘Judaizers’ who pursued St. But the inevitable result of his Preaching was to produce a different type of Christian from the type St. Apollos was less conscious of the dangers of another mode of Preaching; and his convincing eloquence might win converts who had not ‘believed through grace. Paul’s references to his own Preaching ‘not in wisdom of words’; to ‘wood, hay, stubble’ as possibly built on the foundation he has laid; to ‘ten thousand tutors in Christ’ who may conceivably mislead: these are compatible at least with St
Oratorians - The threefold object is prayer, Preaching, and the sacraments. The London Oratory became known largely through the Preaching and publications of Father Faber, that of Birmingham through the influence of Cardinal Newman
Oratory of Saint Philip Neri - The threefold object is prayer, Preaching, and the sacraments. The London Oratory became known largely through the Preaching and publications of Father Faber, that of Birmingham through the influence of Cardinal Newman
Knox, John - In 1554 he was married, and visited Calvin at Geneva, from whence he returned, 1555, to begin his Preaching career in Scotland. His Preaching powers were above the ordinary, but he himself was as gloomy, austere, and unforgiving as the creed he preached
John Knox - In 1554 he was married, and visited Calvin at Geneva, from whence he returned, 1555, to begin his Preaching career in Scotland. His Preaching powers were above the ordinary, but he himself was as gloomy, austere, and unforgiving as the creed he preached
Boanerges - The name Boanerges, therefore, given to James and John, imports that they should be eminent instruments in accomplishing the wondrous change, and should, like an earthquake or thunder, mightily bear down all opposition, by their inspired Preaching and miraculous powers. That it does not relate to their mode of Preaching is certain; for that clearly appears to have been calmly argumentative, and sweetly, persuasive —the very reverse of what is usually called a thundering ministry
Christ: the Preacher's Great Theme - The best sermon is that which is fullest of Christ, A Welsh minister, when Preaching at the chapel of my dear brother Jonathan George, was saying that Christ was the sum and substance of the gospel, and he broke out into the following story:–A young man had been Preaching in the presence of a venerable divine, and after he had done, he foolishly went to the old minister and enquired, 'What do you think of my sermon, sir?' 'A very poor sermon indeed,' said he. ' 'Well,' said the young man, 'Christ was not in the text; we are not to be Preaching Christ always, we must preach what is in the text
Zephaniah - His Preaching marked the beginning of a new era of prophetic activity in Judah, but it was an era that was to end in the destruction of Jerusalem. ...
The new era was marked not only by the Preaching of Zephaniah, but also by the religious reforms of the new king, Josiah (who had come to the throne in 640 BC). ...
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The Preaching of Zephaniah was concerned largely with the certainty of God’s judgment on sinners
Irijah - Since he had been Preaching about ultimate victory for Babylon over Jerusalem, Irijah thought Jeremiah was trying to escape Jerusalem and join the Babylonian army, then retreating from Jerusalem
Doctrines: Ultra-Calvinistic - Such teaching ought to be shunned as poisonous, but those who by reason of use have grown accustomed to the sedative, condemn all other Preaching, and cry up their opium lozenges of high doctrine as the truth, the precious gift of God
Herald - verb and noun are regularly used in NT of ‘preaching
Illuminator, Gregory the - On returning he made use of the national language in Preaching and in the Liturgy; Christianity was made the official faith, and was soon embraced by the populace, so that Armenia became the first Christian state
Sabbath: Need to be Awakened For - Sleepy hearing, praying, and singing are terrible; sleepy Preaching and teaching are worse, yet how common they are, and how needful is the trumpet at the ear of many! ...
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Pulpit - Well might Paul magnify his office, for not only Glasgow but the city of our God 'flourishes by the Preaching of the word
Promptness: in Doing Good - When men's hearts are melted under the Preaching of the Word, or by sickness, or the loss of friends, believers should be very eager to stamp the truth upon the prepared mind
Gregory the Illuminator, Saint - On returning he made use of the national language in Preaching and in the Liturgy; Christianity was made the official faith, and was soon embraced by the populace, so that Armenia became the first Christian state
Pamphyl'ia - Paul first entered Asia Minor, after Preaching the gospel in Cyprus
Aristarchus - Among the faithful helpers who travelled with Paul on his Preaching tours was Aristarchus, a Christian from Thessalonica in the northern Greek province of Macedonia (Acts 19:29; Acts 20:4)
Zechariah, Book of - ...
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The prophets’ Preaching for the first six months was largely concerned with encouraging the people through the early difficulties. Haggai began the Preaching with two stirring messages (Haggai 1; Haggai 2:1-9), after which Zechariah delivered his first message (Zechariah 1:1-6). ...
Haggai and Zechariah were both concerned with rousing the people from their spiritual laziness and getting them to work on the temple, but the Preaching of Zechariah went further. ...
In contrast to the straightforward Preaching of Haggai, Zechariah’s Preaching was often mysterious and colourful
Zenas - It is significant that he is found in the company of Apollos, whose Preaching had a Jewish tinge (cf. Though a convert to Christianity, and evidently a valued worker, he did not shake off his legalism completely; he favoured the Apollos type of Preaching rather than the Pauline
John of Avila, Blessed - During John's apostolate of forty years he attracted by his Preaching and by his saintly life notable disciples, as Saint Theresa, Saint John of God, and Saint Francis Borgia, and spread the power of the Jesuits throughout Spain
Olivaint, Pierre - Most of his life thenceforth was spent in Paris teaching and Preaching
Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Saint - After his ordination he was famous for his Preaching which he directed toward the conversion of heretics; while employed thus at Grisons, Switzerland, he incurred the fear and hostility of the Zwinglians by whom he was murdered
Freppel, Charles Emile - After Preaching with great success at Paris, he was appointed professor of sacred eloquence in the Borbonne and published a series of scholarly studies on the early Christian writers
Charles Freppel - After Preaching with great success at Paris, he was appointed professor of sacred eloquence in the Borbonne and published a series of scholarly studies on the early Christian writers
Ordinances of the Gospel - Public ministry, or Preaching and reading the word, Romans 10:15 , Ephesians 4:13
Nabateans - Paul spent time in Arabia following his conversion, probably Preaching the gospel (Galatians 1:17 )
Avila, John of, Blessed - During John's apostolate of forty years he attracted by his Preaching and by his saintly life notable disciples, as Saint Theresa, Saint John of God, and Saint Francis Borgia, and spread the power of the Jesuits throughout Spain
Cross - Jesus died on a cross: hence it is an emblem of the crucifixion of Christ, so that we read of the 'death of the cross,' and the 'blood of his cross,' Philippians 2:8 ; Colossians 1:20 ; also the 'preaching of the cross
Amphipolis - Paul passed through it without Preaching there
Sigmaringen, Fidelis of, Saint - After his ordination he was famous for his Preaching which he directed toward the conversion of heretics; while employed thus at Grisons, Switzerland, he incurred the fear and hostility of the Zwinglians by whom he was murdered
Order of Friars Preachers - The salvation of souls, especially by means of Preaching, is the aim of the order, which soon spread in other countries. Preaching and teaching constitute the chief occupation of its members
Order of Preachers - The salvation of souls, especially by means of Preaching, is the aim of the order, which soon spread in other countries. Preaching and teaching constitute the chief occupation of its members
Dominicans - The salvation of souls, especially by means of Preaching, is the aim of the order, which soon spread in other countries. Preaching and teaching constitute the chief occupation of its members
Zephaniah - A prophet in the Old Testament whose Preaching produced the thirty-sixth book of the Old Testament
Deacon, Philip the, Saint - One of the seven deacons (Acts 6), he first preached in Samaria with great success, and confirmed his Preaching with miracles (Acts 8)
Cadets of the Cross - (probably from French: camise, a black blouse worn as a uniform) ...
A sect of French Protestant fanatics influenced by the literature and Preaching of the French Calvinists, who originated after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685), and existed in the beginning of the 18th century
Camisards - (probably from French: camise, a black blouse worn as a uniform) ...
A sect of French Protestant fanatics influenced by the literature and Preaching of the French Calvinists, who originated after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685), and existed in the beginning of the 18th century
Camisards, White - (probably from French: camise, a black blouse worn as a uniform) ...
A sect of French Protestant fanatics influenced by the literature and Preaching of the French Calvinists, who originated after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685), and existed in the beginning of the 18th century
Demetrius - He incited a riot directed against Paul because he feared that the apostle's Preaching would threaten the sale of silver shrines of Diana, the patron goddess of Ephesus (Acts 19:24-41 )
Elnathan - He tried to prevent the king from burning Baruch's scroll of Jeremiah's Preaching (Jeremiah 36:12-26 )
Preaching: Its Force the Main Consideration - With some consciences our fine points in Preaching are worse than useless
Elisha - Jesus, Preaching in the synagogue at Nazareth, reminds His fellow-townsmen, who were unwilling to receive His teaching because He was one of themselves, that Elisha, who was an Israelite, healed but one leper, and he was a Syrian
Evangelist, Philip the, Saint - One of the seven deacons (Acts 6), he first preached in Samaria with great success, and confirmed his Preaching with miracles (Acts 8)
Stoics - The humbling doctrines of the cross, the Preaching of Jesus, and the resurrection would, it is clear, be distasteful to such philosophers
White Camisards - (probably from French: camise, a black blouse worn as a uniform) ...
A sect of French Protestant fanatics influenced by the literature and Preaching of the French Calvinists, who originated after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685), and existed in the beginning of the 18th century
Troas - On his return from this his first gospel Preaching in Europe, he met at Troas those who went before him front Philippi; he stayed at T. seven days, and here restored to life Eutychus who had fallen from the third loft, being overwhelmed with sleep during Paul's long sermon: a reproof of carelessness and drowsiness in church on the one hand, and of long and late Preaching on the other (Acts 20:5-13)
Philip - After the killing of Stephen and the expulsion of Christians from Jerusalem, Philip went to Samaria, where many responded to his Preaching (Acts 8:4-13). From there he moved north along the Mediterranean coast, Preaching in all the towns as far as Caesarea (Acts 8:40)
Acts of the Apostles - The principal facts recorded in it are, the choice of Matthias to be an Apostle in the room of the traitor Judas; the descent of the Holy Ghost on the day of pentecost; the Preaching, miracles, and sufferings of the Apostles at Jerusalem; the death of Stephen, the first martyr; the persecution and dispersion of the Christians; the Preaching of the Gospel in different parts of Palestine, especially in Samaria; the conversion of St. Paul; the call of Cornelius, the first Gentile convert; the persecution of the Christians by Herod Agrippa; the Preaching of Paul and Barnabas to the Gentiles, by the express command of the Holy Ghost; the decree made at Jerusalem, declaring that circumcision, and a conformity to other Jewish rites and ceremonies, were not necessary in Gentile converts; and the latter part of the book is confined to the history of St. Here, in the lives and Preaching of the Apostles, we have the most miraculous instances of the power of the Holy Ghost; and in the account of those who were the first believers, we have received the most excellent pattern of the true Christian life
John Baptist de Rossi, Saint - He was ordained in 1721, but having through indiscreet practises of mortification contracted spells of epilepsy, he fulfilled the duties of the sacred ministry by instructing and Preaching to the poor of the Campagna, thus becoming known as the apostle of the abandoned, and winning many sinners to repentance
Bithynia - Paul and Silas were prevented by the Spirit from Preaching in Bithynia ( Acts 16:7 ), and the beginnings of Christianity there are unknown
Preachers: to be Acquainted With Human Nature - There is no masterly, prevailing Preaching without this
Millennium - Postmillennialism teaches that through the Preaching of the Word of God, the world will be converted and will then usher in Christ and the kingdom of God
Malachi - He reproves the people for their wickedness, and the priests for their negligence in the discharge of their office; he threatens the disobedient with the judgments of God, and promises great rewards to the penitent and pious; he predicts the coming of Christ, and the Preaching of John the Baptist; and with a solemnity becoming the last of the prophets, he closes the sacred canon with enjoining the strict observance of the Mosaic law, till the forerunner, already promised, should appear in the spirit of Elias, to introduce the Messiah, who was to establish a new and everlasting covenant
Candace - The name of an Ethiopian queen, whose high treasurer was converted to Christianity under the Preaching of Philip the evangelist, Acts 8:27
Zerubbabel - Only when Haggai and Zechariah began their stirring Preaching in 520 BC did Zerubbabel, Joshua and the rest of the people get to work again (Ezra 5:1-2; Haggai 1:1-6; Haggai 1:14-15). ...
Much of Haggai and Zechariah’s Preaching was designed to challenge and encourage Zerubbabel and Joshua (Haggai 2:4). The promise was fulfilled four and a half years after the prophets began their Preaching (Ezra 6:15)
Benson, Robert Hugh - Son of Edward Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, he was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, received Anglican orders 1894, entered the Catholic Church, 1903, was ordained, and became assistant priest at Cambridge, but retired from pastoral work, 1908, to devote himself to Preaching and writing
Magus, Simon - According to the testimony of Saint Justin, a native of Gitta, he was converted by the Preaching of Philip in Samana and was baptized
Andrew - It seems probable, however, that after Preaching the gospel in Greece, and perhaps Thrace and Scythia, he suffered crucifixion at Patras in Achaia, on a cross of peculiar form, hence commonly known as "St
John the Baptist, Saint - After spending his youth in the desert, at the age of 30 he reappeared in Judea, near the Jordan (Luke 3), Preaching penance and predicting that the Kingdom of God was at hand (Luke 3; Matthew 3)
Bangorian Controversy - Bishop Hoadley, the bishop of that diocese, Preaching before George I
Christ: the Preacher's Theme - We may roll the thunders of eloquence, we may dart the coruscations of genius, we may scatter the flowers of poetry, we may diffuse the light of science, we may enforce the precepts of morality, from the pulpit; but if we do not make Christ the great subject of our Preaching, we have forgotten our errand, and shall do no good
Baptist, John the, Saint - After spending his youth in the desert, at the age of 30 he reappeared in Judea, near the Jordan (Luke 3), Preaching penance and predicting that the Kingdom of God was at hand (Luke 3; Matthew 3)
Cyprus - While they continued at Salamis, they preached Jesus Christ in the Jewish synagogues; from thence they visited all the cities of the island, Preaching the Gospel
Robert Benson - Son of Edward Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, he was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, received Anglican orders 1894, entered the Catholic Church, 1903, was ordained, and became assistant priest at Cambridge, but retired from pastoral work, 1908, to devote himself to Preaching and writing
Jazer - Isaiah pronounced judgment on Jazer while Preaching against Moab (Isaiah 16:8-9 )
Simonans - According to the testimony of Saint Justin, a native of Gitta, he was converted by the Preaching of Philip in Samana and was baptized
Simon Magus - According to the testimony of Saint Justin, a native of Gitta, he was converted by the Preaching of Philip in Samana and was baptized
Andrew - Among those who responded to the Preaching of John the Baptist was Andrew, a fisherman from Galilee
Foundation - ‘The Apostolic Church is conditioned through the ages by the Preaching and work of the Apostolate’ (Swete, ad loc. In 1 Corinthians 3:10 the metaphor is slightly different, the Preaching of Jesus Christ being the one foundation (cf
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Isaiah 30:10 (b) Present day Preaching and preachers should be influenced by this passage. It is the Preaching of the modernist, who fails to warn lost men of the danger that lies ahead
Synagogue - The establishment of these synagogues providentially prepared the way for the Preaching of the gospel. As any one who happened to be present was at liberty to read and expound the sacred books, Acts 13:14-15; Acts 15:21, this privilege afforded our Lord and his disciples many opportunities for Preaching the gospel of the kingdom in the various synagogues
Illyricum - Paul had thus completed his missionary ministry of Preaching the gospel and planting churches in the eastern end of the empire
Fathers of the Holy Cross - The congregation consists of priests and lay brothers bound by simple vows and the threefold purpose of self-sanctification, Preaching the Divine Word, and the Christian education of youth in all phases of instruction
Josephites - The congregation consists of priests and lay brothers bound by simple vows and the threefold purpose of self-sanctification, Preaching the Divine Word, and the Christian education of youth in all phases of instruction
John Capistran, Saint - In 1416 he became a Franciscan and traveled through Italy after his ordination, Preaching and performing miracles of healing, and assisting Saint Bernardine of Siena in reforming the Order
Missionary Society of Saint Paul the Apostle - With four associates, under recommendation of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, the new society was formed for the conyersion of America, to be effected by lecturing, Preaching, the giving of missions, and through the press
Capistran, John, Saint - In 1416 he became a Franciscan and traveled through Italy after his ordination, Preaching and performing miracles of healing, and assisting Saint Bernardine of Siena in reforming the Order
Catholici, Pauperes - In the provinces of Narbonne and Tarragona they were united with the Preaching Friars of Saint Dominic and the Friars Minor of Saint Francis by order of Pope Gregory IX in 1237, and in Milan, by order of Pope Innocent IV, they were incorporated into the Augustinian Hermits in 1256
Catholics, Poor - In the provinces of Narbonne and Tarragona they were united with the Preaching Friars of Saint Dominic and the Friars Minor of Saint Francis by order of Pope Gregory IX in 1237, and in Milan, by order of Pope Innocent IV, they were incorporated into the Augustinian Hermits in 1256
Door - , Matthew 6:6 ; 27:60 ; (b) metaphorically, of Christ, John 10:7,9 ; of faith, by acceptance of the Gospel, Acts 14:27 ; of "openings" for Preaching and teaching the Word of God, 1 Corinthians 16:9 ; 2 Corinthians 2:12 ; Colossians 4:3 ; Revelation 3:8 ; of "entrance" into the Kingdom of God, Matthew 25:10 ; Luke 13:24,25 ; of Christ's "entrance" into a repentant believer's heart, Revelation 3:20 ; of the nearness of Christ's second advent, Matthew 24:33 ; Mark 13:29 ; cp
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A Jew of Ephesus who took a prominent part in the uproar raised there by the Preaching of Paul (Acts 19:33 )
Holy Cross, Congregation of the - The congregation consists of priests and lay brothers bound by simple vows and the threefold purpose of self-sanctification, Preaching the Divine Word, and the Christian education of youth in all phases of instruction
Holy Cross, Fathers of the - The congregation consists of priests and lay brothers bound by simple vows and the threefold purpose of self-sanctification, Preaching the Divine Word, and the Christian education of youth in all phases of instruction
Holy Cross, Priests of the - The congregation consists of priests and lay brothers bound by simple vows and the threefold purpose of self-sanctification, Preaching the Divine Word, and the Christian education of youth in all phases of instruction
Holy Cross, Religious of the - The congregation consists of priests and lay brothers bound by simple vows and the threefold purpose of self-sanctification, Preaching the Divine Word, and the Christian education of youth in all phases of instruction
Damaris - Damaris was converted by the Preaching of St
Silence - ) To restrain from the exercise of any function, privilege of instruction, or the like, especially from the act of Preaching; as, to silence a minister of the gospel
Anathema - A person Preaching any gospel except the gospel of grace promising justification through faith alone should be under the curse, that is anathema (Galatians 1:8-9 )
Philippi - His Preaching was blessed to the conversion of Lydia and others
Titus - A Gentile by descent, and probably converted to Christianity under the Preaching of Paul
Religious of the Holy Cross - The congregation consists of priests and lay brothers bound by simple vows and the threefold purpose of self-sanctification, Preaching the Divine Word, and the Christian education of youth in all phases of instruction
Religious of the Notre Dame of the Holy Cross - The congregation consists of priests and lay brothers bound by simple vows and the threefold purpose of self-sanctification, Preaching the Divine Word, and the Christian education of youth in all phases of instruction
Salvatorists - The congregation consists of priests and lay brothers bound by simple vows and the threefold purpose of self-sanctification, Preaching the Divine Word, and the Christian education of youth in all phases of instruction
Saint Joseph, Brothers of - The congregation consists of priests and lay brothers bound by simple vows and the threefold purpose of self-sanctification, Preaching the Divine Word, and the Christian education of youth in all phases of instruction
Betrothing - Of this, ministers are the instruments, through the Preaching of the gospel, 2 Corinthians 11:2
Preaching - Public Preaching does not appear under this economy to have been attached to the priesthood: priests were not officially preachers; and we have innumerable instances of discourses delivered in assemblies by men of other tribes beside that of Levi, Psalms 68:11 . Through all this period, however, there was a dismal confusion of the useful ordinance of public Preaching. In a word, Preaching flourished when pure religion grew; and when the last decayed, the first was suppressed. Moses had not appropriated Preaching to any order of men: persons, places, times, and manners, were all left open and discretional. ...
When the Jews were carried captive into Babylon, the prophets who were with them inculcated the principles of religion, and endeavoured to possess their minds with an aversion to idolatry; and, to the success of Preaching, we may attribute the re-conversion of the Jews to the belief and worship of one God; a conversion that remains to this day. Houses were now opened, not for ceremonial worship, as sacrificing, for this was confined to the temple; but for moral and religious instruction, as praying, Preaching, reading the law, divine worship, and social duties. We have a short but beautiful description of the manner of Ezra's first Preaching, Nehemiah 8. Plato was living at this time, teaching dull philosophy to cold academics; but what was he, and what was Xenophon, or Demosthenes, or any of the Pagan orators, in comparison with these men? From this period to that of the appearance of Jesus Christ, public Preaching was universal; synagogues were multiplied, vast numbers attended, and elders and rulers were appointed for the purpose of order and instruction. ...
The Apostles being dead, every thing came to pass as they had foretold; the whole Christian system, in time, underwent a miserable change; Preaching shared the fate of other institutions, and the glory of the primitive church gradually degenerated. Basil, bishop of Caesarea, John Chrysostom, preacher at Antioch, and afterward patriarch, as he was called, of Constantinople, and Gregory Nazianzen, who all flourished in the fourth century, seem to have led the fashion of Preaching in the Greek church; Jerom and Augustine did the same in the Latin church. Before Preaching, the preacher usually went into a vestry to pray, and afterward to speak to such as came to salute him. ...
But the glorious Reformation was the offspring of Preaching, by which mankind were reformed; there was a standard, and the religion of the times was put to the trial by it. The avidity of the common people to read the Scriptures, and to hear them expounded, was wonderful; and the papists were so fully convinced of the benefits of frequent public instruction, that they, who were justly called unpreaching prelates, and whose pulpits, to use an expression of Latimer, had been "bells without clappers" for many a long year, were obliged for shame to set up regular Preaching again. And a question naturally arises here, which it would be unpardonable to pass over in silence, concerning the singular effect of the Preaching of the reformed, which was general, national, universal reformation. Narni himself was so disgusted with his office, that he renounced Preaching, and shut himself up in his cell to mourn over his irreclaimable contemporaries; for bishops went back to the court, and rope makers lay idle again. ...
The preceding sketch will show how mighty an agent Preaching has been in all ages, in raising, and maintaining, and reviving the spirit of religion. For Preaching is not a profession; but a work of divine appointment, to be rightly discharged only by him who receives a commission from God, and fulfils it as under his eye, and in dependence upon his promise, "Lo, I am with you alway
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Public Preaching does not appear under the aeconomy to have been attached to the priesthood: priests were not officially preachers; and we have innumerable instances of discourses delivered in religious assemblies by men of other tribes besides that of Levi, Psalms 68:11 . ...
Through all this period there was a dismal confusion of the useful ordinance of public Preaching. In a word, Preaching flourished when pure religion grew; and when the last decayed, the first was suppressed. Moses had not appropriated Preaching to any order of men: persons, places, times, and manners, were all left open and discretional. When the Jews were carried captive into Babylon, the prophets who were with them inculcated the principles of religion, and endeavoured to possess their minds with an aversion to idolatry; and to the success of Preaching we may attribute the re-conversion of the Jews to the belief and worship of one God; a conversion that remains to this day. To this he added a second work as necessary as the former: he revived and new-modelled public Preaching, and exemplified his plan in his own person. Houses were now opened, not for ceremonial worship, as sacrificing, for this was confined to the temple; but for moral obedience, as praying, Preaching, reading the law, divine worship, and social duties. We have a short but beautiful description of the manner of Ezra's first Preaching, Nehemiah 8:1-18 : Upwards of fifty thousand people assembled in a street, or large square, near the Water-gate. Plato was alive at this time, teaching dull philosophy to cold academics; but what was he, and what was Xenophon or Demosthenes, or any of the Pagan orators, in comparison with these men? From this period to that of the appearance of Jesus Christ, public Preaching was universal: synagogues were multiplied, vast numbers attended, and elders and rulers were appointed for the purpose of order and instruction. The whole Christian system underwent a miserable change; Preaching shared the fate of other institutions, and this glory of the primitive church was now generally degenerated. Basil, bishop of Caesarea, John Chrysostom, preacher at Antioch, and afterwards patriarch (as he was called) of Constantinople, and Gregory Nazianzen, who all flourished n the fourth century, seem to have led the fashion of Preaching in the Greek church: Jerom and Augustin did the same in the Latin church. ...
For some time, Preaching was common to bishops, elders, deacons, and private brethren in the primitive church: in process, it was restrained to the bishop, and to such as he should appoint. Before Preaching, the preacher usually went into a vestry to pray, and afterwards to speak to such as came to salute him. But the glorious reformation was the offspring of Preaching, by which mankind were informed: there was a standard, and the religion of the times was put to trial by it. ...
The avidity of the common people to read Scripture, and to hear it expounded, was wonderful; and the Papists were so fully convinced of the benefit of frequent public instruction, that they who were justly called unpreaching prelates, and whose pulpits, to use an expression of Latimer, had been bells without clappers for many a long year, were obliged for shame to set up regular Preaching again. The church of Rome has produced some great preachers since the reformation, but not equal to the reformed preachers; and a question naturally arises here, which it would be unpardonable to pass over in silence, concerning the singular effect of the Preaching of the reformed, which was general, national, universal reformation. ...
Narni himself was so disgusted with his office, that he renounced Preaching, and shut himself up in his cell to mourn over his irreclaimable contemporaries; for bishops went back to court, and rope-makers lay idle again. All Europe produced great and excellent preachers, and some of the more studious and sedate reduced their art of public Preaching to a system, and taught rules of a good sermon. ...
Several of these are valuable treatises, full of edifying instructions; but all are on a scale too large, and, by affecting to treat of the whole office of a minister, leave that capital branch, public Preaching, unfinished and vague. It is essential to the ministration of the divine word by public Preaching, that preachers be allowed to form principles of their own, and that their sermons contain their real sentiments, the fruits of their own intense thought and meditation. Preaching cannot be in a good state in those communities, where the shameful traffic of buying and selling manuscript sermons is carried on
Nag's Head Story - Scory was supposed to have consecrated them by placing a Bible on the neck of each, saying, "Receive the power of Preaching the Word of God sincerely
Dominic de Guzman, Saint - His Preaching and reputation for sanctity drew many to him
John Chrysostom, Saint - He was ordained priest in 386, and in the twelve years that followed was engaged chiefly in Preaching and writing
Millet, Jean Francois - Unpopular at first, he went on in the midst of distressing want producing paintings great in themselves and Preaching a new gospel of the dignity of labor
Christ, Resurrection of - Saint Paul says: "And if Christ be not risen again, then is our Preaching vain: and your faith is also vain
Jean Millet - Unpopular at first, he went on in the midst of distressing want producing paintings great in themselves and Preaching a new gospel of the dignity of labor
Sow, Sower - , RV, "was sown," for AV, "received seed"); (c) otherwise as follows: of "sowing" spiritual things in Preaching and teaching, 1 Corinthians 9:11 ; of the interment of the bodies of deceased believers, 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 ; of ministering to the necessities of others in things temporal (the harvest being proportionate to the "sowing"), 2 Corinthians 9:6,10 (see above); of "sowing" to the flesh, Galatians 6:7,8 ("that" in ver
Eloquence - Gravity and warmth united, form that character of Preaching, which the French call onction: the affecting, penetrating, interesting manner, flowing from a strong sensibility of heart in the preacher, the importance of those truths which he delivers, and an earnest desire that they may make full impression on the hearts of his hearers
Sermons: Brilliant But Useless - ' ...
Of how many popular ministries might the same verdict be given! Souls are not saved, but the Preaching is very brilliant
Baruch - He wrote down Jeremiah's Preaching and read it to the king's counselors who took it to the king
Chaste - Even Preaching the gospel can be done from impure motives (Philippians 1:17 )
Andrew - Ere he knew Jesus he had been influenced by the Preaching of John the Baptist, and became his disciple, and it was on hearing the Baptist’s testimony that he attached himself to Jesus ( John 1:35-40 )
lu'Cius - Peter preached on the day of Pentecost, (Acts 2:10 ) and there can hardly be a doubt that he was one of "the men of Cyrene" who, being "scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen," went to Antioch Preaching the Lord Jesus
Resurrection of Christ - Saint Paul says: "And if Christ be not risen again, then is our Preaching vain: and your faith is also vain
Artemis - (ahr' tih mihss) names the Greek goddess of the moon, the daughter of Zeus and Leto, whose worship was threatened by Paul's Preaching of the gospel. In Acts, a silversmith named Demetrius rallied support against Paul's Preaching of the gospel for fear that it might damage his business selling statues
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1 Corinthians 1:17 (b) In this passage the Cross represents the Preaching of those truths which condemns men, reveals their unsaved condition, exposes the wickedness of their hearts, makes known their inability to save or help to save themselves. It is the Preaching of this truth which men call "foolishness
Profane - Thus ‘profane fables’ (1 Timothy 4:7) recalls the foolish stories of Rabbinical Preaching (Titus 1:10; Titus 1:14). Forsyth, Positive Preaching and Modern Mind, 1907, pp
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The barren tree was cumbering the ground, making it useless for the purpose of its existence, Luke 13:7 ; the unbelief of the Jews could not "make of none effect" the faithfulness of God, Romans 3:3 ; the Preaching of the Gospel could not "make of none effect" the moral enactments of the Law, Romans 3:31 ; the Law could not make the promise of "none effect," Romans 4:14 ; Galatians 3:17 ; the effect of the identification of the believer with Christ in His death is to render inactive his body in regard to sin, Romans 6:6 ; the death of a woman's first husband discharges her from the law of the husband, that is, it makes void her status as his wife in the eyes of the law, Romans 7:2 ; in that sense the believer has been discharged from the Law, Romans 7:6 ; God has chosen things that are not "to bring to nought things that are," i. , He is going to render them inactive, 1 Corinthians 15:24 ; the last enemy that shall be abolished, or reduced to inactivity, is death, 1 Corinthians 15:26 ; the glory shining in the face of Moses, "was passing away," 2 Corinthians 3:7 , the transitoriness of its character being of a special significance; so in 2 Corinthians 3:11,13 ; the veil upon the heart of Israel is "done away" in Christ, 2 Corinthians 3:14 ; those who seek justification by the Law are "severed" from Christ, they are rendered inactive in relation to Him, Galatians 5:4 ; the essential effect of the Preaching of the Cross would become inoperative by the Preaching of circumcision, Galatians 5:11 ; by the death of Christ the barrier between Jew and Gentile is rendered inoperative as such, Ephesians 2:15 ; the Man of Sin is to be reduced to inactivity by the manifestation of the Lord's Parousia with His people, 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ; Christ has rendered death inactive for the believer, 2 Timothy 1:10 , death becoming the means of a more glorious life, with Christ; the Devil is to be reduced to inactivity through the death of Christ, Hebrews 2:14
Nineveh, Ninevites - Christ’s Preaching and miracles were not enough for them. It is important to notice that the ‘sign’ did not consist in the Preaching of Jonah and of the Son of Man. Jesus had been Preaching already, whereas the sign was still future (‘shall be’). ’ ‘Ninevites (ἄνδρες Νινευεῖται, no article; Authorized and Revised Versions ‘the men of Nineveh’) shall stand up (as witnesses) in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it, because they repented in accordance with the message preached by Jonah (εἰς τὸ κήρυγμα Ἰωνᾶ),’ whereas this generation has not repented though a far greater than Jonah is Preaching to it; ‘something greater (πλεῖον, cf
Manaen - Another instance of the circle of Herod being reached by Christianity is Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward ( Luke 8:3 ); and Antipas himself was touched by the Baptist’s Preaching ( Mark 6:20 )
Francis Jaccard, Blessed - Shortly afterward he was brought to trial, accused of Preaching the Christian religion and of leading a band of Christians to usurp the property of their heathen brethren
Jaccard, Francis, Blessed - Shortly afterward he was brought to trial, accused of Preaching the Christian religion and of leading a band of Christians to usurp the property of their heathen brethren
Everywhere, Every Quarter, Every Side - 1, is translated "everywhere" in Mark 1:28 , RV, of the report throughout Galilee concerning Christ; in Mark 16:20 , of Preaching; Luke 9:6 , of healing; Acts 17:30 , of a Divine command for repentance; Acts 28:22 , of disparagement of Christians; 1 Corinthians 4:17 , of apostolic teaching; in Acts 24:3 , it is rendered "in all places
Steward - This applies to their responsibilities in looking after the material things God has given them, and to their responsibilities in Preaching the gospel and caring for God’s people
Gamaliel - When the apostles were brought before the council, charged with Preaching the resurrection of Jesus, as a zealous Pharisee Gamaliel councelled moderation and calmness
Preaching - 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 Corinthians 1:21 2 Timothy 2:2 4:2
Ezekiel - His prophetic Preaching lasted at least twenty-two years (Ezekiel 29:17), and much of it is recorded in the biblical book that he wrote. ...
Ezekiel’s Preaching...
At the time Ezekiel began Preaching in Babylon, Jerusalem had not been destroyed. ...
The exiles responded to Ezekiel’s Preaching by refusing to believe his prophecies of judgment, but when Jerusalem finally fell they accepted that he was a true prophet. By further acting and Preaching, Ezekiel stressed the certainty of the coming siege and exile (12:1-28), and condemned the false prophets who were building up false hopes of security among the doomed people (13:1-23)
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According to the early church's teaching (Hebrews 6:2 ), the eternal fate of creation and human beings is bound up with gospel Preaching and thus with the end-of-time events of Jesus' death, resurrection and promised return. This eternal judgment which begins with the Preaching of the Gospel will be culminated and concluded at the end of time
Everlasting Punishment - According to the early church's teaching (Hebrews 6:2 ), the eternal fate of creation and human beings is bound up with gospel Preaching and thus with the end-of-time events of Jesus' death, resurrection and promised return. This eternal judgment which begins with the Preaching of the Gospel will be culminated and concluded at the end of time
Foundation - Foundation serves as a metaphor for the initial Preaching of the Gospel (Romans 15:20 ; Hebrews 6:1-2 which outlines the foundational topics), for the apostles and prophets as the first generation of preachers ( Ephesians 2:20 ; compare Revelation 21:14 ,Revelation 21:14,21:19 ); and for Christ as the content of Preaching (1 Corinthians 3:10-11 )
Descent Into Hades - Some critics suggest that the Preaching was to the fallen angels mentioned in 2 Peter 2:4 , Judges 1:6 , either after Christ’s death or before the Incarnation. ...
We may pass by fanciful theories such as that the passage refers to the Preaching of Enoch regarded as an incarnation of the Messiah. The apocryphal Book of Enoch records Preaching of punishment to fallen angels, but says nothing of a Preaching of salvation to the souls of men
Queen (2) - But the Ninevites, He added, would in the judgment condemn the men of that generation; for they had repented at the Preaching of Jonah, who was a sign to them, while the men of that generation, He implied, would not repent at the Preaching of one greater than Jonah. Others think that, having spoken of the Ninevites to whom without any seeking of theirs a Preaching of repentance was brought, He refers, to complete the warning, to one who was herself a spontaneous seeker of wisdom
Kerygma - Transliteration of the Greek word that means proclamation or Preaching. Then, in the process of asserting the absolute necessity of the resurrection, Paul refers to "our Preaching [3]" (v. Clearly Paul understands "our Preaching" as the gospel he has just defined in the opening verses of the chapter. Thus, throughout the salutation "truth, " "knowledge, " "promise, " "word, " and "preaching" (kerygmati [1]) all refer to the message or the gospel Paul proclaims. Dodd, The Apostolic Preaching and Its Development ; G
Elishama - Baruch's scroll of Jeremiah's Preaching was stored in Elishama's room before it was taken to be read to the king (Jeremiah 36:12-21 )
Asia - Paul’s Preaching in Ephesus was the most powerful cause of the spread of the gospel in this province, and the Epistle ‘to the Ephesians’ is probably a circular letter to all the churches in it
Christian Union - " In 1864 at Terre Haute, Indiana, a general convention was attended by delegates from the various states and the following principles were adopted: ...
(1) the oneness of the Church of Christ;
(2) Christ the only head;
(3) the Bible the only rule of faith and practise;
(4) good fruits the only condition of fellowship;
(5) Christian Union without controversy;
(6) each local church self-governing;
(7) political Preaching discountenanced
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The term is often used to express collectively the gospel doctrines; and 'preaching the gospel' is often used to include not only the proclaiming of the good tidings, but the teaching men how to avail themselves of the offer of salvation, the declaring of all the truths, precepts, promises, and threatenings of Christianity
Remission - Remission of sins is often linked with repentance, both in the Preaching of John the Baptist (Mark 1:4 ; Luke 3:3 ) and the early church (Luke 24:47 ; Acts 2:38 ; Acts 5:31 )
Nineveh - ) On one occasion the city was saved from a threatened invasion when the people responded to the Preaching of God’s prophet Jonah (Jonah 1:1; Jonah 3; Jonah 4:11; Matthew 12:41; see JONAH)
Gregory of Neocaesarea, Saint - 240,he converted the inhabitants by his Preaching and miracles
Gregory Thaumaturgus, Saint - 240,he converted the inhabitants by his Preaching and miracles
Evangelist, - Though there was and is an especial gift to some to proclaim the gospel, we read of others who helped to spread the good news, as when there was persecution at Jerusalem, all were scattered abroad except the apostles, and they went everywhere 'announcing' the glad tidings of, or evangelising, the word, Acts 8:4 ; and Paul speaks of some women who 'laboured with him in the gospel,' Philippians 4:3 ; this they could have done in various ways without Preaching publicly
Eve (2) - In the early ages the evening and night before a feast were spent in prayer, fasting, Scripture-reading, and Preaching
Evangelist - Eusebius speaks of evangelists as both Preaching Christ and circulating the record of the holy gospels
Vigil - In the early ages the evening and night before a feast were spent in prayer, fasting, Scripture-reading, and Preaching
Thaumaturgus, Gregory, Saint - 240,he converted the inhabitants by his Preaching and miracles
Society For the Propagation of the Faith - An international association for the assistance, by prayers and alms, of Catholic missionary priests, brothers, and nuns engaged in Preaching the Gospel in non-Christian and non-Catholic countries
Union, Christian - " In 1864 at Terre Haute, Indiana, a general convention was attended by delegates from the various states and the following principles were adopted: ...
(1) the oneness of the Church of Christ;
(2) Christ the only head;
(3) the Bible the only rule of faith and practise;
(4) good fruits the only condition of fellowship;
(5) Christian Union without controversy;
(6) each local church self-governing;
(7) political Preaching discountenanced
Philip (st.) And st. James' Day - Philip is said to have carried the Gospel toNorthern Asia, where by his Preaching and miracles he mademany converts; his name has also been connected with the Church inRussia
Peter, Festival of Saint - Peter should manifest in Preaching the Gospeland in establishing the Church
Elder - Their office, more than once, is described as being distinct from that of Preaching, not only in Romans 12:1-21 : where he that ruleth is expressly distinguished from him that exhorteth or teacheth, but also in that passage, 1 Timothy 5:17 . Guise, on the passage 1 Timothy 5:17 , "that the apostle intends only Preaching elders, when he directs double honour to be paid to the elders that rule well, especially those who labour in the word and doctrine; and that the distinction lies not in the order of officers, but in the degree of their diligence, faithfulness, and eminence in laboriously fulfilling their ministerial work; and to the emphasis is to be laid on the word labour in the word and doctrine, which has an especially annexed to it
Isaac Hecker - His Congregation of Missionaries of Saint Paul the Apostle, the only community of men of United States origin, has prospered and has widely influenced Catholic life, especially in devotion to the liturgy and Preaching
Pentecost - The day of Pentecost is noted in the Christian Church as the day on which the Spirit descended upon the apostles, and on which, under Peter's Preaching, so many thousands were converted in Jerusalem (Acts 2 )
Minister - The pastoral leaders of the church, who are distinct from the deacons, are also ministers (Ephesians 4:11-12; Colossians 1:7; 1 Timothy 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:5; see APOSTLE; ELDER; TEACHER; Preaching)
Lydia - Lydia was the first European converted to Christ under the Preaching of Paul at Philippi (Acts 16:14 )
Simon - A magician from Samaria who believed Philip's Preaching, was baptized, and then tried to buy the power of laying on hands and giving the Holy Spirit to people (Acts 8:9-24 )
Felix, Antonius - Paul’s Preaching ( Acts 24:25 f
Market-Place - It was the one place where general attention could be drawn to the new Preaching
Honeycomb - If a person feels that he has enough of religion, or of the knowledge of GOD, or of salvation, and needs no more, then the finest Preaching and teaching will do him no good
Confidence - Preaching the kingdom of God with all confidence
Hecker, Isaac Thomas - His Congregation of Missionaries of Saint Paul the Apostle, the only community of men of United States origin, has prospered and has widely influenced Catholic life, especially in devotion to the liturgy and Preaching
the - This he calls the Preaching of the cross
Resurrection of Christ - To this all-important fact the apostles gave great prominence in their Preaching
Warfare: Spiritual - We are occasionally asked by lovers of quietude why we draw our swords so frequently against the Ritualists and other Romanisers: is it not a sufficient answer that we are soldiers of the King of kings, and that these traitorous thieves not only rob the King's subjects of the gospel, but the King himself of his glory? Our churches need just now a strong detachment of bold and qualified champions to occupy themselves with hunting down the Popish brigands by faithful Preaching, and hanging them up upon the gallows of scorn
Timothy - The instructions and prayers of his pious mother and grandmother, and the Preaching of Paul during his first visit to Lystra, A. Timothy applied himself to labor in the gospel, and did Paul very important services through the whole course of his Preaching
Kingdom of God - Jesus made the kingdom of God central in His Preaching. ...
The kingdom of God was the central image in Jesus' Preaching as clearly seen in Mark 1:14-15 , a summary of the Preaching of Jesus. ...
In His Preaching Jesus regularly invited people to enter the kingdom of God, that is, to open their lives to the ruling of God. ...
After Jesus had returned to heaven, the apostles did not continue to make the kingdom the central theme of their Preaching
Mohammed - A persecution instigated by his Preaching and attack on heathenism compelled him to fly from Mecca to Medina in 622
Lollards - These were all enunciated by Wyclif and were spread abroad by his "poor priests," men, who though many of them were not in Orders, went throughout the country Preaching and exhorting the people, and appealing for confirmation of their teaching to Wyclif's translation of the New Testament (a family one)
Matteo of Bascio - From the latter he obtained permission to wear the altered habit, to observe the Rule of Saint Francis to the letter, and to go about Preaching, provided he would annually present himself to the minister-provincial at the time of the Chapter
Felicitas, Martyr at Rome - where, Preaching in a church dedicated to her, he lauds Felicitas as "Plus quam martyr quae septem pignoribus ad regnum praemissis, toties ante se mortua est
Aenon - ) John the Baptist, the forerunner, prepared the way in Samaria; Jesus and His disciples must needs follow up by Preaching the gospel there
Bascio, Matteo of - From the latter he obtained permission to wear the altered habit, to observe the Rule of Saint Francis to the letter, and to go about Preaching, provided he would annually present himself to the minister-provincial at the time of the Chapter
Dispersion, the Jews of the, - The course of the apostolic Preaching followed in a regular progress the line of Jewish settlements
Paul, Conversion of Saint - Paul, throughwhose Preaching God caused the Light of the Gospel to shinethroughout the world
Craft Workers - When Paul’s Preaching resulted in many idol worshippers being converted, the silversmiths saw him as a threat to their livelihood and used their collective power to oppose him vigorously (Jeremiah 10:9)
Divine Retribution - Furthermore, since it is a revelation both of God's faithfulness and of His wrath, gospel Preaching enacts the process of end-time judgment. Divine retribution, both as reward and punishment, is found in the gospel Preaching and is a foretaste of the final reckoning that is to occur on that great and glorious day
Jehoiakim - ...
Conflict with Jeremiah...
The chief opponent of Jehoiakim was the prophet Jeremiah, who had begun his Preaching earlier, in the reign of Josiah (Jeremiah 1:1-3). Jehoiakim was angry at his Preaching and executed him (Jeremiah 26:20-24)
Preaching Christ - PREACHING CHRIST. —The purpose of this article is to explain what is meant by ‘preaching Christ. ’ It is assumed that to preach Christ is the preacher’s function, and the intention is to show what such Preaching involved in the beginning, and what it must include still if it is to be true to its original. ’ And it may safely be said, to begin with, that there is no such thing as Preaching Christ unless it is the Preaching of One who lives and reigns. From this point of view, then, we may say that Preaching Christ is not taking leave of Jesus in any sense or to any extent; it is Preaching Jesus exalted and sovereign. It is not Preaching Christ if we tell the story of the life and death merely as events in a past continually growing more remote. It is not Preaching Christ though we tell this story in the most vivid and moving fashion, and gather round it, by the exercise of historical imagination or dramatic skill, the liveliest emotions; it is not Preaching Christ to present the life and death of Jesus as a high and solemn tragedy, with power in it to purify the soul by pity and terror. There is no Preaching of Christ, possessed of religious significance, that does not rest on the basis on which the Apostolic Preaching rested: His exaltation in power, and therefore His perpetual presence. ...
It does not follow from this that we accept the Evangelists’ proofs that Jesus was the Christ, or that in Preaching Christ we employ the same arguments as they to show that Jesus has the unique significance for religion which was represented for them by the Messianic title. To preach what Jesus preached is not Preaching Christianity unless the thing preached is preached in its essential relation to Him. Thus, to take as an example what many regard as the supreme category in the teaching of Jesus—the Kingdom of God: what is meant by Preaching Christ here? It is very likely impossible for us to understand precisely what the expression ‘Kingdom of God’ conveyed in the mental atmosphere of Judaism or of the 1st cent. All shades of meaning run through it,—political, eschatological, spiritual; national, universal; here, coming: how can anyone tell whether in Preaching the Kingdom of God he is Preaching Christ? The answer is clear if we remember that the Kingdom of God in His sense could come only in and through Him, and that its character is ultimately determined by that fact. Even Preaching the Kingdom of God is not Preaching Christ unless the Kingdom is preached as one which owes its character to the fact that Jesus is its King, and the certainty of its consummation to the fact that Jesus shares the throne of God. To recognize and proclaim the absolute significance of Jesus here is an essential part of Preaching Christ
Gospel (2) - Mark sums up that beginning thus: ‘Jesus came into Galilee Preaching the gospel of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent ye and believe in the gospel. It is not surprising, therefore, that the word came into general Christian use to describe the contents of the Preaching of Jesus. this sentence occurs twice: ‘Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and Preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of disease and all manner of sickness among the people’ (Matthew 4:23; Matthew 9:35). It contains three main words—‘teaching,’ ‘preaching,’ ‘healing. Luke distinguishes ‘teaching’ and ‘preaching the gospel’ (Luke 20:1); and in Luke 9:2 he tells that the Twelve were sent forth ‘to preach the kingdom and to heal the sick. Mark does not contrast the two words ‘teach’ and ‘preach the gospel’ in the same verse; but in Mark 1:14; Mark 1:21, he ascribes to Jesus ‘preaching the gospel’ and ‘teaching. ’ In the latter case the effect produced by His ‘teaching’ is different from that due to His ‘preaching. He was conscious of a profounder mission than Preaching the gospel. At once the death of Jesus, followed as it was by His resurrection, was made the main theme of Apostolic Preaching (Acts 2:23; Acts 3:14; Acts 4:10 etc. So central was this Preaching about the death of Christ, that St. This gospel was not only the theme of His Preaching, but was exemplified continually in His manner of life. We must return now to the distinction between ‘preaching the gospel’ and ‘teaching. The Preaching of Jesus was in historic continuity with the Preaching of the prophets and of the Mosaic law (Matthew 5:17). But that earlier Preaching was the faint light of dawn: His words are the strong light of noonday (John 8:12). But from Apostolic days onward the term ‘gospel’ has been used to cover the threefold function—preaching the gospel, teaching the ethic, and healing the sick
the Man Who Went Out to Borrow Three Loaves at Midnight - And He had started to collect His materials with something like this as one of His guiding principles:-...
What surmounts the reachOf human sense, I shall delineate so,By likening spiritual to corporal forms,As may express them best; though what if EarthBe but the shadow of Heaven, and things thereinEach to other like, more than on Earth is thought?Our Lord knowing that to be the case, and taking that for one of His guiding principles in His Preaching, it came about that what we call His parables, were, in reality, not so much parables of His at all, as they were His observations of human life, and His experiences of human life, with His divine intuitions of grace and truth irradiating and illuminating them all. But that was not His way of Preaching at all. His way of Preaching, and of preparing for His Preaching, was a far better way than that. As we find them worked up with all the freshness and impressiveness and authority that personal experience always gives to Preaching, whether that Preaching is our Lord's own incomparable Preaching, or such poor Preaching as our own
John Calvin - Calvin was untiring in Preaching and controversy
Calvin, John - Calvin was untiring in Preaching and controversy
Dorotheus (7), Bishop of Martianopolis - Preaching in Constantinople not long before the council of Ephesus, he declared that "if any one asserted that Mary was the mother of God he was anathema" (Ep
Evangelists - The name of evangelists is said by some to have been given in the ancient church to such as preached the Gospel without being attached to any particular church, being either commissioned by the Apostles to instruct the nations, or, of their own accord, abandoning every worldly attachment, consecrated themselves to the sacred office of Preaching the Gospel
Titus - A distinguished Christian minister of Greek origin, Galatians 2:3 ; converted under the Preaching of Paul, Titus 1:4 , whose companion and fellow-labor he became, 2 Corinthians 8:23
Worship of God - The very name church, meaning assembly, implies it; and the Preaching of the gospel, the great means for promoting Christianity, requires it
Two Sons, Parable of the - The interpretation of the parable is this: The certain man is God; the first son, the notorious sinners, at first rebellious but who repented at the Preaching of John the Baptist; the second son, the Pharisees and their type, who professed to obey God but rejected the teaching of the Precursor
Amaziah - He opposed the Preaching of the prophet Amos, and sent a message to the king accusing Amos of treason
Saturninus, Bishop of Toulouse - Here his Preaching so exasperated the people that they put him to a shocking death by binding him to a bull, which they infuriated by goads
Gospel - The word is greatly misunderstood and frequently misapplied, theidea seems to be that "Gospel religion," "Gospel sermons" and"preaching the Gospel," mean certain doctrines such as individualelection, calling, justification, sanctification and the like. Such was the "good tidings"announced by the angelic choir, such is the purpose of the NewTestament Scriptures, and that Gospel religion or Gospel Preachingwhich brings these sublime facts to bear on the hearts and livesof men, as living realities and guiding motives, alone can beScriptural and truly Gospel
Lydia - Lydia was one of the listeners (eekouen ), and "the Lord opened her heart (compare Luke 24:45; Psalms 119:18; Psalms 119:130) that she attended unto the things spoken of Paul" (Luke modestly omits notice of his own Preaching). The Greek (elaloumen ) implies conversational speaking rather than set Preaching
Evangelist - So others scattered by persecution (Acts 8:4) "went everywhere evangelistically Preaching (euangelizomenoi ) the word. Of all Paul's "companions in travel" (Acts 19:29), Luke was the most prominent, having been his companion in Preaching at his first entrance into Europe (Acts 16:10)
Antioch - They met with great success in Preaching the gospel, but the Jews stirred up a violent opposition against them, and they were obliged to leave the place
Baptism of Fire - ...
In the context of John's Preaching, it is natural to associate the baptism of fire with judgment (cf
Jacques Bossuet - After holding the post of archdeacon in Metz for seven years, he returned to Paris where he devoted all his attention to Preaching
Sadducees - They endeavoured to prohibit the apostles from Preaching the resurrection of Christ (Acts 2:24,31,32 ; 4:1,2 ; 5:17,24-28 )
Castaway - Paul used his own example of personal discipline to ensure that his Preaching proved true in life as a call to others to do the same (1 Corinthians 9:27 )
Plowman - The plowman is the servant of GOD who goes into the harvest field and by his Preaching, warning and teaching gets the hearts of the people ready for the Gospel message (the wheat)
Uncertainly - No wonder the people who listen to such Preaching have no peace in their hearts, and no knowledge of GOD in their souls
Fool - Hence the apostle saith, "The world by wisdom knew not God; and it pleased God by the foolishness of Preaching to save them that believe
Areopagus - When some of its members heard Paul Preaching in the public places of the city, they invited him to give the Areopagus an account of his religion
Repentance - But the Preaching of repentance, like the Preaching of faith, must be related to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:46-47)
Servant, Service - Paul regarded the collection of money for the church in Jerusalem as a "service" (2 Corinthians 8:4 ; 9:11-13 ), along with Preaching and ministering in spiritual things. But more often it describes the worship of one's heart (Acts 24:14 b), of serving in the Preaching of the gospel (Romans 1:9 ), of those who "worship by the Spirit of God" (Philippians 3:3 )
Upper Room - Paul was Preaching, Acts 20:6-12 . According to our idea of houses, the scene is very far from intelligible; and, beside this, the circumstance of Preaching generally leaves on the mind of cursory readers the notion of a church
Eschatology - Evidence supplementing that of Acts may be drawn from the Epistles of the NT, particularly James, Hebrews, and 1 Peter, all of which belong to a Judaeo-Christian type of thought, though somewhat later in date than the earliest Preaching recorded in Acts (see articles on James, Ep. Especially is this the case in the earlier chapters of Acts, where the ideas of Jewish apocalyptic form the ‘background’ of the Preaching-a background so familiar that it never needs to be explained or expounded in detail, but yet never allows itself to be altogether forgotten. 741-749), yet a few fixed points stand out in every ease, arranged according to a scheme which had become almost stereotyped in the apocalypses, and which is accepted as axiomatic in the apostolic Preaching. -The belief that Jesus of Nazareth was and is the Christ, and that His life fulfilled the Scriptural prophecies, is the central truth of the apostolic Preaching (Acts 2:36; Acts 3:22; Acts 5:42; Acts 17:2 f. Thus the apostolic Preaching was in part a stern denunciation and a warning of judgment to come. -Herein lay the ‘good tidings’ of the apostolic Preaching. So the apostolic Preaching was transformed from a denunciation and a warning of impending judgment into an evangel of salvation and forgiveness. Two well-known passages in 1 Peter bear upon this point: the ‘preaching to the spirits in prison’ (1 Peter 3:19), and the ‘preaching to the dead’ (1 Peter 4:5)
Atonement - Within seven years of His death-or probably considerably less-a ‘doctrine of the cross’ was freely and authoritatively preached in the Christian community; it appears to have been distinctly Pauline in general character; it held a primary place in the apostolic Preaching; it was declared to be the fulfilment of the OT Scripture; it was set forth as the essence of the gospel, and was definitely referred to the teaching of Jesus for its ultimate authority. To what extent can we find the more elaborate Pauline doctrine, which we shall find elsewhere in his writings, presented in such fragments of the teaching of the first Christians as we possess? How far is the apostolic interpretation of Christ’s death sustained by appeal to the experience and teaching of Jesus Himself? By what means had the swift transition been made by the apostolic teachers themselves from the state of mind concerning the death of Jesus which is presented in the Synoptic Gospels to the beliefs exhibited in their Preaching in the Acts? How was the unconcealed dismay of a bewildering disappointment changed into a glorying? It is clear from the contents of the Synoptic Gospels that, whatever the confusion and distress in the minds of His disciples which immediately followed the death of Christ, they were already in possession of memories of His teaching which lay comparatively dormant until they were awakened into vigorous activity by subsequent events and experiences; these, together with the facts of their Lord’s life and the incidents of His death, may be spoken of as the sources of the apostolic doctrine of the atonement, as to its substance. In this way also we shall provide a statement of the transition from the desolation wrought by the death of Jesus in the hopes of His followers to the triumphant temper and abounding joy of the primitive faith and Preaching. When the apostles stated the one, they implied the other; the Resurrection was the great theme of the apostolic Preaching because it interpreted the significance of the Death. The historicity of this as conveying the experience and convictions of the Apostolic Church is strong, and it affords exactly the link needed to unite what we find in the Synoptics with what appears as Preaching and teaching in the primitive society. To the fullness of His ministry the Apostolic Church owed the interpretation of the cross, the inspiration of its Preaching, the construction of its doctrine, and especially the moral and spiritual results in the life of the individual and of the community which were the living verification of its power, and also the justification of the moral grounds on which the declaration and experience of remission of sins were based. Although the great feature of the apostolic Preaching is not the explanation of the death of Christ in relation to the remission of sins, but its power in spiritual renewal, it contains much which enables us to perceive how the primitive community was taught to regard it. and Preaching of OT, London, 1901, p. Paul’s early Preaching. Paul’s view of atonement would naturally be sought in his Preaching during the fifteen or more years before he wrote the letters in which he sets forth more deliberately and with obvious carefulness his matured doctrinal judgments. Paul’s method of setting out his interpretation of the death of Christ in his discourses; how he was accustomed to place it in relation to forgiveness of sin in his earliest Preaching does not definitely appear. Paul himself gives us the only valuable account of his Preaching, its dominant topic was the crucifixion-‘the Preaching of the cross’ (1 Corinthians 1:18); ‘I determined not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified’ (1 Corinthians 2:2). Paul’s Preaching carries us no further towards a knowledge of any reasoned doctrine of atonement than the position reached in the Preaching of his fellow-apostles-that ‘Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. -we practically get no further towards his doctrine than in his Preaching, except perhaps that the idea emerges that in some way Christ identifies Himself with our evil that He may identify us with Himself in His own good (1 Thessalonians 5:9 f
Baptism - The earliest use of the word ‘baptism’ to describe a religious and not merely ceremonial observance is in connexion with the Preaching of John the Baptist, and the title which is given to him is probably an indication of the novelty of his procedure ( Matthew 3:1 , Mark 8:28 , Luke 7:20 ; cf. the result of his Preaching was to induce men to seek baptism as an outward sign and pledge of inward repentance on their part, and of their forgiveness on the part of God. The first Preaching of the Spirit-filled Apostles on the day of Pentecost led to many being ‘pricked in their heart’; and in answer to their inquiry addressed to ‘Peter and the rest of the apostles,’ Peter said unto them: ‘Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ’ ( Acts 2:37-38 ). ’ At Samaria, ‘when they believed Philip Preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women’ ( Acts 8:12 ), the earliest express statement that women were admitted to the rite. In the case of Cornelius and his friends, the gift followed immediately upon the Preaching of the word by Peter, and presumably its reception in the heart of those who heard; and it was after that that the Apostle ‘commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord’ ( Acts 10:48 ). The Preaching of St. repentance and profession of faith in Jesus as Messiah or as ‘the Lord,’ following on the Preaching of the word. Luke as the historian of the primitive Church is to narrate the advance of the Kingdom through the missionary Preaching of the Apostles, and the conversion of adult men and women
Jonah - The men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the Preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah is here. has, ‘For even as Jonah became a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of Man be to this generation,’—words which many think refer only to Jonah’s Preaching. (3) The clause is unnecessary, and interferes with the balance which without it exists in Matthew 12:41-42 || Luke 11:31-32, for it was Jonah’s Preaching and the consequent repentance of the Ninevites, in contrast with His own Preaching and the indifference of the men of His generation, to which Jesus especially alluded; His words without Luke 11:40 are a complete answer to their demand for a sign: the repentance-preaching Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites of God’s mercy; the repentance-preaching Jesus of Nazareth was a sign, though a greater one, to the Jews. (3) Matthew 12:40 is unnecessary only on the gratuitous assumption that Jonah’s Preaching was the only way in which he was to be a sign to the men of Christ’s generation; the introduction in Matthew 12:40 of another particular in which Jonah was to be a sign does not weaken or interfere with what our Lord says about the prophet’s Preaching
Layman - (Latin: laicus; laic) ...
One who is not in clerical orders and therefore not capable of clerical functions, such as administering the Sacraments, Preaching, and pastoral duties
Theatines - Saint Gaetano and his companions endeavored to combat the errors of Martin Luther then threatening Italy; they founded oratories and hospitals and devoted themselves to Preaching the Gospel and reforming lax morals
Order of Clerks Regular - Saint Gaetano and his companions endeavored to combat the errors of Martin Luther then threatening Italy; they founded oratories and hospitals and devoted themselves to Preaching the Gospel and reforming lax morals
Hearing: For Others - The want of a self-applying conscience causes much of the best of Preaching to fall like rain upon a rock, from which it soon runs off; or if a little is caught in a hollow, it only stagnates, and then dries away, leaving no blessing behind
Baptism For the Dead - Paul is arguing that if Jesus has not risen, then Christian faith, Preaching, remission, hope, are all vain; so is "baptism for the dead
Maximus, Bishop of Alexandria - He was banished with Dionysius to Cephro in the Libyan frontier, sharing in the rough reception the heathen inhabitants gave to the bishop and assisting him in the Preaching which ere long won over "not a few" of them to "the word then sown among them for the first time
Dispensation - 1: οἰκονομία (Strong's #3622 — Noun Feminine — oikonomia — oy-kon-om-ee'-ah ) primarily signifies "the management of a household or of household affairs" (oikos, "a house," nomos, "a law"); then the management or administration of the property of others, and so "a stewardship," Luke 16:2-4 ; elsewhere only in the Epistles of Paul, who applies it (a) to the responsibility entrusted to him of Preaching the Gospel, 1 Corinthians 9:17 (RV, "stewardship," AV, "dispensation"); (b) to the stewardship commited to him "to fulfill the Word of God," the fulfillment being the unfolding of the completion of the Divinely arranged and imparted cycle of truths which are consummated in the truth relating to the Church as the Body of Christ, Colossians 1:25 (RV and AV, "dispensation"); so in Ephesians 3:2 , of the grace of God given him as a stewardship ("dispensation") in regard to the same "mystery;" (c) in Ephesians 1:10 ; 3:9 , it is used of the arrangement or administration by God, by which in "the fullness of the times" (or seasons) God will sum up all things in the heavens and on earth in Christ
Apollonius of Ephesus - 5 sub finem ) from the Apocryphal "Preaching of Peter" that our Lord commanded His apostles not to leave Jerusalem for twelve years after His ascension
Descent to Hades - The content of His Preaching may have been judgment; it may have been affirmation of His victory over “angels, authorities, and powers” (1 Peter 3:22 ); it may have been release from Sheol or Hades for saints who preceded Him
Luke, Gospel of Saint - The Gospel contains 24 chapters and maybe divided into: ...
the hidden life (1-2)
preaching of Saint John, baptism, and temptation (3:1 to 4:13)
teaching, miracles, and works of mercy in Galilee and the founding of the Church (4:14 to 9:50)
the "Perean Ministry," work of Jesus outside of Galilee (9:51 to 19:28)
ministry in Jerusalem (19:29 to 21:38)
Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension (22-24)
The Biblical Commission, June 26, 1912, declared that the harmonious tradition from the earliest ages, the testimony of ancient writers, the use of the Gospel by the early Church, constitute certain proof that Saint Luke wrote the entire Gospel as contained in our Bibles before the year 70, and that it is a true historical document
Penitence - Magdalen at Paris, owed its rise to the Preaching of F
Taste: Spiritual Needful For Earthly Joys - Up and down it he would walk when preparing his sermons, and always on Sabbath-days when it was fair, he had half-an- hour there before Preaching
Slothfulness - His practice stimulates to diligence, His Preaching warns to avoid sloth
Gospel of Saint Luke - The Gospel contains 24 chapters and maybe divided into: ...
the hidden life (1-2)
preaching of Saint John, baptism, and temptation (3:1 to 4:13)
teaching, miracles, and works of mercy in Galilee and the founding of the Church (4:14 to 9:50)
the "Perean Ministry," work of Jesus outside of Galilee (9:51 to 19:28)
ministry in Jerusalem (19:29 to 21:38)
Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension (22-24)
The Biblical Commission, June 26, 1912, declared that the harmonious tradition from the earliest ages, the testimony of ancient writers, the use of the Gospel by the early Church, constitute certain proof that Saint Luke wrote the entire Gospel as contained in our Bibles before the year 70, and that it is a true historical document
Hear - To be a hearer of to sit under the Preaching of as, what minister do you hear? A colloquial use of the word
Ham - And as Christ after the flesh sprang from Shem, it is truly interesting to behold this preacher of righteousness, for so Noah is called, thus Preaching and predicting Christ
Diana - In her temple at Ephesus were stored immense treasures, and any Preaching that tended to lower the shrine in the minds of the people, as Paul's did, would naturally arouse a great tumult
Sorbonne - Besides their classroom work, the associates had the duty of Preaching and laboring in the parishes
Phil'ip - (lover of horses ) the apostle was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter, ( John 1:44 ) and apparently was among the Galilean peasants of that district who flocked to hear the Preaching of the Baptist
Pelagia, Surnamed Margarita - of Edessa and successor of Ibas in that see, was once Preaching at Antioch when present at a synod of eight bishops
Sisinnius, Bishop of Novatianists - Chrysostom, taking umbrage at this and at his claim to exercise episcopal functions in Constantinople, threatened to stop his Preaching
Word - Likewise the Preaching of the gospel by the New Testament apostles was the proclamation of the Word of God (Acts 4:31; Acts 13:44; Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 1:5-6; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 Peter 1:25; see GOSPEL; Preaching)
Gallio - Although Judaism was a religio licita, evidently the Imperial Government did not consider Christian Preaching illegal. Paul’s missionary labour, and did a great deal to confirm his confidence in Roman protection for his Preaching
Circumcision, Uncircumcision, Circumcise - ...
"In the economy of grace no account is taken of any ordinance performed on the flesh; the old racial distinction is ignored in the Preaching of the Gospel, and faith is the sole condition upon which the favor of God in salvation is to be obtained, Romans 10:11-13 ; 1 Corinthians 7:19 . See also Romans 4:9-12 " * [1] ...
Upon the Preaching of the Gospel to, and the conversion of, Gentiles, a sect of Jewish believers arose who argued that the Gospel, without the fulfillment of "circumcision," would make void the Law and make salvation impossible, Acts 15:1
Gospel - But whereas Jesus’ Preaching of the gospel was during the period leading up to his death and resurrection, the early Christians’ Preaching followed his death and resurrection
Mission - As a church recognizes such gifted people, it may send them out to devote their whole time to Preaching the gospel, making disciples and planting churches. Paul’s Preaching in the Jewish synagogues differed from his Preaching to non-Jewish idolaters (Acts 13:14-41; Acts 14:11-17; Acts 17:22-31). Missionaries may make the gospel known through Preaching, discussion, debating or teaching; they may use religious buildings, public places or private homes; they may deal with mass audiences, small groups or individual enquirers (Acts 2:40-41; Acts 5:25; Acts 6:9-10; Acts 8:27-29; Acts 11:12; Acts 14:1; Acts 16:13; Acts 16:32; Acts 17:19; Acts 20:22; Acts 21:39-40; Acts 28:17). Patience is necessary, but that does not mean that they must remain indefinitely in one place Preaching the gospel to unresponsive people, when people in other places have not yet heard (Matthew 21:43; Acts 13:51; Acts 17:13-14; 1618106775_7)
Tongues, Gift of - The places where tongues were exercised were just where there was least need of Preaching in foreign tongues (1618106775_7; Acts 10:46; Acts 19:6; Acts 19:1 Corinthians 14). No express mention is made of any apostle or evangelist Preaching in any tongue save Greek or Hebrew (Aramaic). The tongues, as evidencing a divine power raising them above themselves, were valued by Paul; but they suited the childhood (1 Corinthians 14:20; 1 Corinthians 13:11), as prophesying or inspired Preaching the manhood, of the Christian life. The "groanings which cannot be uttered" (Romans 8:26) and the "melody in the heart" (Ephesians 5:19) show us how even inarticulate speech like the tongues may edify, though less edifying than articulate and intelligible prophesying or Preaching. When the age of miracle passed (1 Corinthians 13:8) the tongues ceased with it; the scaffolding was removed, when the building was complete as regards its first stage; hymns and spiritual snugs took the place of tongues, as Preaching took the place of prophesying
Witness - In Acts 14:3; Acts 15:8 miracles are taken to be the means by which the Preaching of Christ among the Gentiles is so attested (cf. It appears also in the bestowal of charismatic gifts on the faithful (Hebrews 2:4), especially that of Preaching, which exists only to testify to Jesus (Revelation 19:10), and in the fulfilment by Christ of Scriptures in which the Spirit has spoken of Him (Hebrews 10:15; Hebrews 10 :1 Peter 1:11). Modern Preaching has not yet fully recovered this note, but there is an increasing sense of the need of it, and the results of evangelistic work, especially in the foreign mission field, are daily illustrating its meaning in the life of the Church
Evangelist - Paul, in his list of five kinds of ministers which have been given by Christ to His Church (Ephesians 4:11), places ‘evangelists’ after ‘apostles’ and ‘prophets’ and before ‘pastors’ and ‘teachers’; and ‘evangelists’ may be classed with the two groups which precede, ‘Apostles, prophets, and evangelists’ were itinerant ministers, Preaching wherever they found a door opened to them, while ‘pastors and teachers’ were attached to some congregation or locality. ’ It is when the first Christians were ‘scattered abroad, and went about Preaching the word’ after the martyrdom of Stephen, that the verb ‘to publish the good tidings’ is often used by St. Philip was called ‘the evangelist’ because of his good work in Preaching to the heathen
Evangelist - Paul, in his list of five kinds of ministers which have been given by Christ to His Church (Ephesians 4:11), places ‘evangelists’ after ‘apostles’ and ‘prophets’ and before ‘pastors’ and ‘teachers’; and ‘evangelists’ may be classed with the two groups which precede, ‘Apostles, prophets, and evangelists’ were itinerant ministers, Preaching wherever they found a door opened to them, while ‘pastors and teachers’ were attached to some congregation or locality. ’ It is when the first Christians were ‘scattered abroad, and went about Preaching the word’ after the martyrdom of Stephen, that the verb ‘to publish the good tidings’ is often used by St. Philip was called ‘the evangelist’ because of his good work in Preaching to the heathen
Haggadah, Halakah - Many portions of the haggadah may go back to early Jewish synagogue Preaching
Ephesians, Epistle to the - " In the first three chapters, this theme is presented under a three-fold aspect: ...
the union of all men in Christ is a plan of God, conceived with infinite love from all eternity,
carried out in fact by the establishment of the Church, the Body of Christ, and
revealed to the Gentiles by the Preaching of Paul
Debtor - ...
It is used metaphorically, (a) of a person who is under an obligation, Romans 1:14 , of Paul, in the matter of Preaching the Gospel; in Romans 8:12 , of believers, to mortify the deeds of the body; in Romans 15:27 , of gentile believers, to assist afflicted Jewish believers; in Galatians 5:3 , of those who would be justified by circumcision, to do the whole Law: (b) of those who have not yet made amends to those whom they have injured, Matthew 6:12 , "our debtors;" of some whose disaster was liable to be regarded as a due punishment, Luke 13:4 (RV, "offenders;" AV, sinners;" marg
Diotrephes - A Judaizer, who opposed the missionaries when Preaching grace to the Gentiles, see 3 John 1:7
False Apostles - Such “apostles” were characterized as Preaching a “rival Jesus” (likely a lordly, miracle-working “success story”), possessing a different spirit (a self-seeking motivation evidenced by a different life-style than Paul's), and a different gospel which disregarded the cross (and its corollary of suffering for those who follow Christ)
Zidon - ), Matthew 15:21 ; Mark 7:24 ; Luke 4:26 ; and from this region many came forth to hear him Preaching (Mark 3:8 ; Luke 6:17 )
Stephen - ...
In defending his Preaching, Stephen gave an outline of Israel’s history, his aim being to demonstrate two main points
Window - Paul was Preaching in the upper room of a house at Troas, Eutychus sat on the window-sill (ἐπὶ τῆς θυρίδος), and, falling asleep and losing his balance, fell down from the third story (ἀπὸ τοῦ τριστέγου) (Acts 20:9)
Great Commission, the - ...
The Great Commission is accomplished through witnessing (Acts 1:8 ), Preaching (Mark 16:15 ), baptizing, and teaching (Matthew 28:20 )
Eutychus - Preaching at Troas on his final journey to Jerusalem (Acts 20:7-12)
Demetrius - The Preaching of St
Epistle to the Ephesians - " In the first three chapters, this theme is presented under a three-fold aspect: ...
the union of all men in Christ is a plan of God, conceived with infinite love from all eternity,
carried out in fact by the establishment of the Church, the Body of Christ, and
revealed to the Gentiles by the Preaching of Paul
Athens - His Preaching made no great impression: the philosophers despised it Some, however, clave to him; and a Christian community was formed of whom were Dionysius the Areopagite, Acts 17:32-34, Damaris and others
Laodice'a - But the Preaching of the gospel at Ephesus, ( Acts 18:19 ; Acts 19:41 ) must inevitably have resulted in the formation of churches in the neighboring cities, especially where Jews were settled; and there were Jews in Laodicea
Gos'Pels - It was substantially the Preaching of Peter to the Romans. It has its basis in the gospel which Paul and Luke, by long Preaching to the Greeks, had already thrown into the form best suited to commend to their acceptance Jesus as the perfect divine man
Mark - Not long after, he set out from Antioch with those Apostles upon a journey, which they undertook by the direction of the Holy Spirit, for the purpose of Preaching the Gospel in different countries: but he soon left them, probably without sufficient reason, in Perga in Pamphylia, and went to Jerusalem, Acts 13. The following passage in Eusebius appears to contain so probable an account of the occasion of writing this Gospel, and comes supported by such high authority, that we think it right to transcribe it: "The lustre of piety so enlightened the minds of Peter's hearers at Rome, that they were not contented with the bare hearing and unwritten instruction of his divine Preaching, but they earnestly requested St. Peter would naturally recite in his Preaching the same events and discourses which St
Spirits in Prison - ) that 1 Peter 3:19 alludes to a Preaching by the pre-incarnate Christ to the contemporaries of Noah, imprisoned in the darkness of ignorance, who were afterwards overwhelmed in the Flood for their sins. He is led to this conclusion by the difficulty which is presented by the apparent restriction of Christ’s Preaching, if it was in Hades, to one section only of the men who lived before His advent, viz, the antediluvian patriarchs. ’ But in this literature there is no trace of a Preaching by Christ to the fallen angels; although in Eth. The emphasis is on the fact of Christ Preaching in Hades after His death, and not upon the persons to whom He preached
Acts of the Apostles - Beginning were his gospel indeed, he narrates the ascension of the Savior and the conduct of the disciples thereupon; the outpouring of the Holy Spirit according to Christ's promise; the miraculous Preaching of the apostles, their amazing success, and the persecutions raised against them; with other events of moment to the church at Jerusalem, till they were scattered abroad
Jainism - With disciples he went about Preaching his doctrine, and organized his converts under austere monastic discipline
Table - In the primitive Church the apostles deemed it unfitting that they should turn aside from their proper task of Preaching the Word of God and give themselves to that of serving tables (διακονεῖν τραπἐζαις, Acts 6:2)
Deacon - "It occurs in the NT of domestic servants, John 2:5,9 ; the civil ruler, Romans 13:4 ; Christ, Romans 15:8 ; Galatians 2:17 ; the followers of Christ in relation to their Lord, John 12:26 ; Ephesians 6:21 ; Colossians 1:7 ; 4:7 ; the followers of Christ in relation to one another, Matthew 20:26 ; 23:11 ; Mark 9:35 ; 10:43 ; the servants of Christ in the work of Preaching and teaching, 1 Corinthians 3:5 ; 2 Corinthians 3:6 ; 6:4 ; 11:23 ; Ephesians 3:7 ; Colossians 1:23,25 ; 1 Thessalonians 3:2 ; 1 Timothy 4:6 ; those who serve in the churches, Romans 16:1 (used of a woman here only in NT); Philippians 1:1 ; 1 Timothy 3:8,12 ; false apostles, servants of Satan, 2 Corinthians 11:15
Eye - , Matthew 20:33 ; of God's power of vision, Hebrews 4:13 ; 1 Peter 3:12 ; of Christ in vision, Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ; of the Holy Spirit in the unity of Godhood with Christ, Revelation 5:6 ; (b) metaphorically, of ethical qualities, evil, Matthew 6:23 ; Mark 7:22 (by metonymy, for envy); singleness of motive, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 ; as the instrument of evil desire, "the principal avenue of temptation," 1 John 2:16 ; of adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (c) metaphorically, of mental vision, Matthew 13:15 ; John 12:40 ; Romans 11:8 ; Galatians 3:1 , where the metaphor of the "evil eye" is altered to a different sense from that of bewitching (the posting up or placarding of an "eye" was used as a charm, to prevent mischief); by Gospel-preaching Christ had been, so to speak, placarded before their "eyes;" the question may be paraphrased, "What evil teachers have been malignly fascinating you?;" Ephesians 1:18 , of the "eyes of the heart," as a means of knowledge
Gospels - The central fact of Christian Preaching was the intelligence that the Saviour had come into the world (Matthew 4:23 ; Romans 10:15 ); and the first Christian preachers who called their account of the person and mission of Christ by the term Evangelion_ (= good message) were called _evangelistai (= Evangelists) ( Ephesians 4:11 ; Acts 21:8 )
Simon - One was a sorcerer in Samaria who believed Philip’s Preaching and was baptized
Conventicle - it is enacted, That if any persons of the age of sixteen years, subjects of this kingdom, shall be present at any conventicle where there are five or more assembled, they shall be fined five shillings for the first offence, and ten shillings for the second: and persons Preaching, incur a penalty of twenty pounds
Sacrament - Later, Christians extended the use of the term to Preaching, the Lord's Supper, foot washing, blessing, marriage, ordination, and any other rite seen as a channel of divine grace into the heart and life of the believer
Guile - His exhortation (παράκλησις, evangelical Preaching’) was not of error nor (in any bad sense) in guile (1 Thessalonians 2:3); ho was neither deceived nor deceiver, neither fool nor knave
Captain of the Temple - ’...
In Acts 4:1 the captain intervened on the ground that the peace of the Temple was likely to be broken by the Preaching of the apostles, who were regarded as unauthorized speakers, and as such were under the ban of Jeremiah 29:26; ‘that there might be an overseer in the house of the Lord for every man who is insane and prophesies, and that thou mightest put him in the stocks and in the block
Simon - He had misled the people at Samaria by his magical arts, but he professed to believe at the Preaching of Philip
Concern - Preaching the kingdom of God and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ
Lent - This was a time of more than ordinary strictness and devotion, and therefore, in many of the great churches, they had religious assemblies for prayer and Preaching every day
Alms - Barrow's admirable Sermon on Bounty to the Poor, which took him up to three hours and a half in Preaching; Saurin's Ser
Allegory - Let the reader learn from it this most blessed truth, that the Lord hath been Preaching all along, and from the first dawn of revelation, the covenant of redemption by his dear Son
Corinth - Supporting himself by this labor, he remained at Corinth a year and a half, Preaching the gospel at first to the Jews, and afterwards more successfully to the Gentiles
Eye - , Matthew 20:33 ; of God's power of vision, Hebrews 4:13 ; 1 Peter 3:12 ; of Christ in vision, Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ; of the Holy Spirit in the unity of Godhood with Christ, Revelation 5:6 ; (b) metaphorically, of ethical qualities, evil, Matthew 6:23 ; Mark 7:22 (by metonymy, for envy); singleness of motive, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 ; as the instrument of evil desire, "the principal avenue of temptation," 1 John 2:16 ; of adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (c) metaphorically, of mental vision, Matthew 13:15 ; John 12:40 ; Romans 11:8 ; Galatians 3:1 , where the metaphor of the "evil eye" is altered to a different sense from that of bewitching (the posting up or placarding of an "eye" was used as a charm, to prevent mischief); by Gospel-preaching Christ had been, so to speak, placarded before their "eyes;" the question may be paraphrased, "What evil teachers have been malignly fascinating you?;" Ephesians 1:18 , of the "eyes of the heart," as a means of knowledge
Reformation - The pretext was the abuses connected with indulgence Preaching. The occasion, the Preaching of indulgences in the neighborhood of Wittenberg by the Dominican Johann Tetzel
Paul as a Pastor - But he has now for some time past been away Preaching the Gospel and planting Churches elsewhere, and another elder of experience and of authority has all that time sat in the Ephesian chair that the Apostle used to occupy with such authority and acceptance. There was a colossal pride in Paul, and at the same time a prostrate humility, such that they had never seen anything like it in any other man; a submissiveness and a self-surrender to all men, such that, as those three years went on, taught to all the teachable men among them far more for their own character and conduct than all his inspired Preaching. Noble hands of a noble heart!...
Had his apostolic stipend been in their power to reduce it or to increase it; had a fund for his old age, or a legacy for his sister and her son been at all in Paul's mind; then, in that case, he might have been tempted to keep back some things in his Preaching, and to put some other things forward. To me it is as clear as anything can be, that the apostle had been tempted, and even commanded, by those very men sitting there, to keep back some things out of his Preaching that he was wont to bring forward into it. As his people in Anwoth said about Samuel Rutherford, Paul was always working with his hands, always working with his mind, always Preaching, always visiting. A minister is not only for public Preaching. I myself go about, in a way, Preaching repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. And, with all your Preaching, and with all your pastoral work performed like Paul's, in intention and in industry at least, you also will surely be able, with great humility as well as with great assurance of faith, to bid your people goodbye, and your kirk-session, saying-And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified
Paul as a Preacher - The cross of Christ was the alpha and the omega, the beginning, and the middle, and the end, of all Paul's Preaching. He drew his incomparably magnificent doctrines of the grace of God and the love of Christ out of the cross of Christ: those doctrines of his in the Preaching of which he bursts out into such rapturous doxologies. And thus it was that in Paul's Preaching there were always present those two luminously self-evident subjects, Paul's sin and Christ's cross: Paul the chief of sinners, and Jesus Christ and Him crucified. And thus it is that Paul's so profound, and so experimental, Preaching so satisfies us. Why was that blessed doctrine so long in being preached by some right divine to me? Why was I, myself, so long in learning and in Preaching this first principle of the doctrine of Christ? And why do I go back so often, to this day, to Moses and to myself? I have a desire to depart and to be with Christ, says Paul to the Philippians
Teaching - As in the ministry of Jesus teaching occupied a prominent place (together with Preaching and healing), so also with His followers it was one of the main features of their evangelical work. ...
(1) Teaching and Preaching. -While mentioned in close association with Preaching, the gift of teaching was regarded as conferring on its recipient a distinct function in the ministry of the Word. As in the Gospels our Lord is described first as ‘preaching’ the glad tidings of the Kingdom (Mark 1:14) and then as ‘teaching’ His disciples the inner meaning and principles of the gospel (Mark 4:1), so, in the early Church, Preaching was one thing and teaching another, although in both instances they were often combined (Matthew 4:23, Acts 5:42; Acts 28:31). Preaching was primarily the proclamation of the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ, whereas teaching was the calmer and more systematic instruction in the details of Christian truth and duty which followed the summons to repentance and saving faith. While Preaching and teaching were distinct as functions, they might, in some cases at least, be united in the ministry of one person (1 Timothy 2:7, 2 Timothy 1:11), especially as the content both of the Preaching and of the more elaborated instruction was necessarily often the same (Acts 5:42; Acts 15:35, Colossians 1:28). To the teacher was allotted the important task of expounding and co-ordinating the truths proclaimed in the Preaching of the gospel
Francis Xavier, Saint - The first five months he spent Preaching, tending the sick, and instructing children
John Hus - The following year Hus again became rector of the university, and was reported to Rome for his Wycliffite tendencies, with the result that Archbishop Zbynk (Sbinco) received a Bull from Alexander V ordering him to withdraw Wyclif's writings from circulation, and forbid any Preaching except in cathedral, collegiate, parish, and cloister churches
Jeshua - This came after Jeshua followed the prophetic Preaching of Zechariah and Haggai and renewed efforts to rebuild the Temple (Ezra 5:2-6:15 ; Haggai 1:1 , Haggai 1:12-14 ; Haggai 2:4 ), finally finishing in 515 B
Hus, John - The following year Hus again became rector of the university, and was reported to Rome for his Wycliffite tendencies, with the result that Archbishop Zbynk (Sbinco) received a Bull from Alexander V ordering him to withdraw Wyclif's writings from circulation, and forbid any Preaching except in cathedral, collegiate, parish, and cloister churches
Mind - They must use their minds to pray and sing intelligently (1 Corinthians 14:15; Colossians 3:16; see PRAYER; SINGING), to understand Christian teaching (Proverbs 2:1-5; 1 Corinthians 2:11-13; 2 Timothy 2:7; see INTERPRETATION), to find out God’s will (Romans 12:2; Ephesians 5:17; Colossians 1:9; see GUIDANCE), to preach the gospel effectively (Acts 17:2-4; Acts 19:8-10; see Preaching), and to teach the Scriptures in a way that builds up the hearers (Colossians 1:28; Titus 1:9; see TEACHER)
Barnabas - The church chose Barnabas to go to Syrian Antioch to investigate the unrestricted Preaching to the Gentiles there
Oration, Orator - Paul disclaimed “lofty words” and claimed to be “untrained in speech” ( 1 Corinthians 2:1 ; 2 Corinthians 11:6 NRSV) but elsewhere compared his Preaching to a skilled builder laying a foundation ( 1 Corinthians 3:10 ) and spoke of destroying arguments and obstacles to knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:5 )
Apollos - His eloquence and Philonic culture won him a name for wisdom, and made his Preaching attractive, so that many declared themselves his special followers (1 Corinthians 1:12 )
Nazarites - The whole of both those men's Preaching is reproof; and therefore, if at such a time the order of the Nazarites was preserved, and as the Lord himself saith, it was of his raising up, surely it proves to a demonstration, that God the Holy Ghost intended from it, like all the sacrifices under the law, to be continued only until he came in whom all types, shadows, sacrifices, and ordinances centered, and in whom all had their completion, and were done away
Openly - 'Notwithstanding,' he says, in effect, 'that the fact that Christ had been crucified was placarded before your very eyes in our Preaching, you have allowed yourselves to be
Fish - ...
Jesus used illustrations from fishing in his Preaching
Descent Into Hades - 1) it ends, ‘descended to rescue and deliver them,’ no mention being made or the Preaching of Christ in Hades. ]'>[16] ...
Of Christ’s Preaching in Hades there is no foreshadowing in the OT, although Clement of Alexandria||
This may have been the significance of the Preaching in Hades, mentioned in 1 Peter 3:19; 1 Peter 4:6; but it remains obscure why it is limited (at least in the first passage) to the antediluvian sinners, for there is no hint that they are to be taken as typical of all men who lived before Christ’s Advent. ’...
Here we have the redemption of souls in Hades, and also a Preaching by Christ there after His Passion
Shemaiah - His Preaching humbled Rehoboam and the leaders of Judah, leading God not to permit Shishak of Egypt to destroy Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 12:1 )
Order of Friars Minor Capuchins - Aiming at a more perfect return to the primitive observance of the Rule of Saint Francis, in resistance to the secularizing tendency which accepted certain relaxations, Father Matteo sought and obtained from Pope Clement VII permission for strict adherence to the traditional rule of poverty, wearing the original Franciscan habit, and Preaching the Word of God
Sign - It is Jonah’s Preaching that is probably referred to when Jesus speaks of him as a sign to his generation ( Matthew 12:39 )
Stephen - But the most prominent fruit of the martyrdom, doubtless, was the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, who was present ( Acts 7:58 , Isaiah 8:1 ), and of whom, as is generally acknowledged, Stephen was in his Preaching the forerunner
Capuchin Friars Minor - Aiming at a more perfect return to the primitive observance of the Rule of Saint Francis, in resistance to the secularizing tendency which accepted certain relaxations, Father Matteo sought and obtained from Pope Clement VII permission for strict adherence to the traditional rule of poverty, wearing the original Franciscan habit, and Preaching the Word of God
Catholic Church Extension Society of England And w - Nine English pilgrimages are also conducted annually: ...
Canterbury
Chelsea (Blessed Sir Thomas More)
Chichester
Glastonbury
Hastings
King's Lynn (the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham)
Padley Wood
Saint Albans
York
The Guild of Ransom engaged in outdoor Preaching for some 30 years before the Catholic Evidence Guilds were established
Philip - Philip entered into conversation with him, and expounded these verses, Preaching to him the glad tidings of the Saviour
Empty - It is used (a) literally, Mark 12:3 ; Luke 1:53 ; 20:10,11 ; (b) metaphorically, of imaginations, Acts 4:25 ; of words which convey erroneous teachings, Ephesians 5:6 ; of deceit, Colossians 2:8 ; of a person whose professed faith is not accompanied by works, James 2:20 ; negatively, concerning the grace of God, 1 Corinthians 15:10 ; of refusal to receive it, 2 Corinthians 6:1 ; of faith, 1 Corinthians 15:14 ; of Preaching (id); and other forms of Christian activity and labor, 1 Corinthians 15:58 ; Galatians 2:2 ; Philippians 2:16 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:1 ; 3:5
Humiliation of Christ - In his circumstances, laid in a manger when he was born; lived in obscurity for a long time; probably worked at the trade of a carpenter; had not a place where to lay his head; and was oppressed with poverty while he went about Preaching the Gospel
Simon - He afterwards became a professed convert to the faith under the Preaching of Philip the deacon and evangelist (12,13)
Exhortation - It is considered as a great branch of Preaching, though not confined to that, as a man may exhort, though he do not preach; though a man can hardly be said to preach if he do not exhort
Veil - Paul regarded the wearing of veils as necessary for women praying or Preaching (“prophesying”) in public (1 Corinthians 11:4-16 )
Guild of Our Lady of Ransom - Nine English pilgrimages are also conducted annually: ...
Canterbury
Chelsea (Blessed Sir Thomas More)
Chichester
Glastonbury
Hastings
King's Lynn (the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham)
Padley Wood
Saint Albans
York
The Guild of Ransom engaged in outdoor Preaching for some 30 years before the Catholic Evidence Guilds were established
Loins - The Lord expects us to think through in regard to His work and service, to be resourceful, energetic and vigorous in Preaching the Word and in carrying out His plans as He reveals them to us
Harden (the Heart) - ...
Acts 19:9 (a) In this way the Lord is telling us that, after hearing the Preaching of the Word, some decided not to accept it, but rather to oppose it
Apocrypha - ...
The following is a list of the Apocrypha: ...
Apocrypha of Jewish Origin ...
Jewish Apocalypses ...
Book of Henoch
Assumption of Moses
Fourth Book of Esdras
Apocalypse of Baruch
Apocalypse of Abraham
Legendary Apocrypha of Jewish Origin ...
Book of Jubilees, or Little Genesis
Third Book of Esdras
Third Book of Machabees
History and Maxims of Ahikar, the Assyrian
Apocryphal Psalms and Prayers ...
Psalms of Solomon
Prayer of Manasses
Jewish Philosophy ...
Fourth Book of Machabees
Apocrypha of Jewish Origin with Christian Accretions ...
Sibylline Oracles
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
Ascension of Isaias
Apocrypha Of Christian Origin ...
Apocryphal Gospels of Catholic Origin ...
Protoevangelium Jacobi, or Infancy Gospel of James, describing the birth, education, and marriage of the Blessed Virgin
Gospel of the Pseudo-Matthew
Arabic Gospel of the Infancy
History of Joseph the Carpenter
Transitu Marire, or Evangelium Joannis, describing the death and assumption of the Blessed Virgin
Judaistic and Heretical Gospels ...
Gospel according to the Hebrews
Gospel according to the Egyptians
Gospel of Peter
Gospel of Philip
Gospel of Thomas
Gospel of Marcion
Gospel of Bartholomew
Gospel of Matthias
Gospel of Nicodemus
Gospel of the Twelve Apostles
Gospel of Andrew
Gospel of Barnabas
Gospel of Thaddeus
Gospel of Philip
Gospel of Eve
Gospel of Judas Iscariot
Pilate Literature and Other Apocrypha concerning Christ ...
Report of Pilate to the Emperor
Narrative of Joseph of Arimathea
Pseudo-Correspondence of Jesus and Abgar, King of Edessa
Gnostic Acts of the Apostles ...
Acts of Peter
Acts of John
Acts of Andrew
Acts and Martyrdom of Matthew
Acts of Thomas
Acts of Bartholomew
Catholic Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles ...
Acts of Peter and Paul
Acts of Paul
Acts of Paul and Thecla
Acts of Philip
Acts of Matthew
Acts of Simon and Jude
Acts of Barnabas
Acts of James the Greater
Apocryphal Doctrinal Works ...
Testamentum Domini
Nostri Jesu
Preaching of Peter, or Kerygma Petri
Apocryphal Epistles ...
Pseudo-Epistle of Peter
Pseudo-Epistles of Paul
Pseudo-Epistles to the Laodiceans
Pseudo-Correspondence of Paul and Seneca
Christian Apocryphal Apocalypses ...
Apocalypse of Peter
Apocalypse of Paul
Mat'Thew, Gospel of - Irenieus relates that Matthew wrote his Gospel while Peter and Paul were Preaching, and founding the Church at Rome, after A
Ministering, Ministration, Ministry - , 2 Corinthians 3:9 , "of righteousness;" 2 Corinthians 5:18 , "of reconciliation;" (6) of the general "ministry" of a servant of the Lord Preaching and teaching, Acts 20:24 ; 2 Corinthians 4:1 ; 6:3 ; 11:8 ; 1 Timothy 1:12 , RV, "(to His) service;" 2 Timothy 4:5 ; undefined in Colossians 4:17 ; (7) of the Law, as a "ministration" of death, 2 Corinthians 3:7 ; of condemnation, 3:9
Habakkuk - ...
Summary of the book...
Habakkuk begins by complaining to God that in spite of his Preaching, Judah shows no signs of improving
Grecians - ...
Orally, it was generally used by the apostles in Preaching, being then widely spoken; and it is the sole medium of the New Testament written word. The "also" marks a further step than their "preaching unto the Jews (including 'Grecians') only
Fool - In the judgment of the critical Greek intellectualists, the Preaching of ‘Christ crucified’ was folly (1 Corinthians 1:18; 1 Corinthians 1:21; 1 Corinthians 1:23; 1 Corinthians 1:25). The epithet may have been applied on account of the ‘foolishness’ of the Preaching (7); the contrast, however, with the φρόνιμοι ἐν Χριστῷ, prudentes in Christo, suggests that the reference is to the worldly-wiseman’s view of the sanctified ‘abandon’ of St
Teacher - His teaching was so much a proclamation of the good news of the kingdom that any technical difference between teaching and Preaching tended to disappear (Matthew 9:35; Mark 6:6; Mark 6:12). (Elsewhere in the New Testament likewise there seems to be little difference between teaching and Preaching; see Preaching
Apostles - Even time in jail did not keep them from Preaching the gospel (Acts 5:18 ,Acts 5:18,5:29 ). Barnabas introduced Paul to the apostles in Jerusalem (Acts 9:27 ), thus apparently giving apostolic acceptance of Paul's Preaching ministry. Paul had performed the signs and miracles which were “the signs of a true apostle” (2 Corinthians 12:12 ), along with his life of patient endurance, Preaching, and suffering for Christ. He did meet Peter and James, eventually, but the church at Jerusalem glorified because of Paul's ministry of evangelistic Preaching (Galatians 1:18-24 )
Repentance - The earliest Christian Preaching, as there described, involved the announcement of Jesus as the Messiah and the simple call for repentance in view of His near return (Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; Acts 8:22; Acts 20:21). In essence, this is identical with the Preaching of the Baptist (Acts 13:24; Acts 19:4; cf. As in the Preaching of the Baptist (Matthew 3:2 and ||s), repentance is expected to manifest itself in conduct (Acts 26:20). Paul’s Preaching; but references to repentance in the Pauline Epistles are very rare, though of great interest. , Christ’s Preaching in Hades), they are tin unmentioned
Leo Xiii, Pope - Appointed Bishop of Perugia, retaining, however, the title of archbishop, he inspired his clergy with increased zeal for learning, catechizing, Preaching, and missionary work
Francis of Assisi, Saint - Francis journeyed through Italy, southern France, and Spain, Preaching and performing miracles
Dove - ...
In art it is the emblem of the following saints, ...
Saint Agnes of Rome - woman with a dove holding a ring in its beak
Saint Ambrose of Milan
Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena - Dominican with a dove (the Holy Spirit) whispering in his ear as he preaches
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Saint Basil the Great - the dove is near the supernational fire that indicates descent of the Holy Spirit on Basil
Saint Colman of Lindisfarne - the name Colman means dove
Saint Colomba of Rieti - Dominican tertiary with a dove indicating the Holy Spirit
Saint Dathus - chosen as bishop when a dove descended on him and those present took it as a sign
Saint David of Wales - as proof of the truth of his Preaching, a dove settled on his shoulder as he spoke
Saint Devota - as her martyred body was being taken home, a storm threatened to wreck the boat; a dove emerged from her mouth, and the storm stopped
Saint Dunstan of Canterbury - man writing with a dove (the Holy Spirit) nearby
Saint Eulalia of Merida
Pope Saint Fabian - chosen pope when a dove settled on his head and the people took it as a sign
Pope Saint Gregory the Great
Saint Ida of Herzfield - woman with a dove hovering over her head
Saint Ivo of Kermartin - lawyer surrounded by doves (the Holy Spirit)
Saint Joachim - elderly man carrying a basket of doves
Saint John Chrysostom
Saint Oliva
Saint Oswald
Saint Remigius
Saint Scholastica - at her death, her brother, Saint Benedict of Nursia, saw her soul ascend to heaven as a dove
Saint Teresa of Avila - Carmelite nun with a dove (the Holy Spirit) nearby while she writes
Saint Thomas Aquinas - Dominican with a dove (the Holy Spirit) speaking in his ear as he writes
Pope Saint Zachary - with a dove and olive branch to indicate his work as a peace maker
Titus Justus - But the opportunity of Preaching in the house of such a citizen as Titus Justus overbore all other considerations
Prophet - In the case of the OT prophets their messages were very largely the proclamation of the Divine purposes of salvation and glory to be accomplished in the future; the "prophesying" of the NT "prophets" was both a Preaching of the Divine counsels of grace already accomplished and the foretelling of the purposes of God in the future
Cornelius - ...
Cornelius already "knew" by hearsay of Jesus' Preaching (Acts 10:36-37); but now the faith was authoritatively declared to and accepted by him
Scripture - ...
In the history of the church, the divine character of Scripture has been the great presupposition for the whole of Christian Preaching and theology
Amos - He toiled for God in the northern kingdom, Preaching particularly at Bethel, about 12 miles north of Jerusalem, the king's sanctuary and center of idolatrous worship
Gallus (11), Abbat, the Apostle of Switzerland - 585, and in his exile from Luxeuil along the Rhine into Switzerland, and, apparently from his aptness at learning the languages, proved a most useful assistant in Preaching to the Suevi, Helvetii, and neighbouring tribes
Assisi, Francis of, Saint - Francis journeyed through Italy, southern France, and Spain, Preaching and performing miracles
Zidon - Hearers from among those people were drawn to his Preaching
Pamphylia - ...
Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey crossed from Cyprus to Perga, but seem to have gone straight on to Antioch without Preaching
Philippians, Epistle to the, - Paul not only by the hospitality of Lydia, the deep sympathy of the converts, and the remarkable miracle which set a seal on his Preaching, but, also by the successful exercise of his missionary activity after a long suspense, and by the happy consequences of his undaunted endurance of ignominies which remained in his memory, (Philippians 1:30 ) after the long interval of eleven years
Repentance - ...
The Messiah came also Preaching a message of repentance (Mark 1:15 ). The apostolic Preaching virtually identified repentance with belief in Christ: both resulted in the forgiveness of sins ( Acts 2:38 ; Acts 10:43 )
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New Testament Jesus' Preaching presupposed a doctrine of resurrection. The bedrock of hope for Christian resurrection is the resurrection of Christ, the foundation of gospel Preaching (1 Corinthians 15:12-20 )
Witness (2) - Not only in the primitive Preaching, but also in all effectual Preaching throughout the history of the Church, the gospel is conceived not as a speculative system, but as a witness to Jesus the Christ as being Himself God’s Witness to the world. In view, however, of the unique significance of the Person of Christ, and in harmony with the method of the NT Preaching, it will be most appropriate to consider our subject under these two heads:—I. —Nothing could be clearer than that the primitive Christian Preaching was not only the most direct and specific witness to Jesus the crucified and risen Lord, but also a witness irrepressibly spontaneous and full of the unconquerable assurance of an over-powering certainty (Acts 4:20, 1 Corinthians 9:16, 2 Corinthians 4:13). The whole NT Preaching manifestly rests upon the full persuasion that this is and must be so (e. Even those believing critics who go farthest in the sifting of Apostolic tradition, agree that the saving knowledge of God in Christ is mediated to us through the primitive Christian Preaching
Philip: Deacon And Evangelist - " Let our theological students, then, study out the fact of Philip's Preaching 'Christ' in the city, and 'Jesus' in the desert, and make an Ellicott-like thesis for themselves and for their people on this subject taking in Romans 8:11. They did not say that Philip should attend to his proper work, and let Preaching alone. " "It is mainly by the institution of expounding and Preaching," says John Foster, "that religion is kept a conspicuous thing, a public acknowledged reality. If we are told that we should rather say that it is public worship that has this effect, we have to answer that public worship, apart from expounding and Preaching, has a very small effect in favour of religion. I rejoiced when I saw the honour God had put upon him, and the respect paid to him by the people, and the greater success attending his Preaching than had now for some time past attended my husband's Preaching
Inspiration - Just as the Preaching of the biblical prophets were spoken revelations from God, so the books of the biblical writers were written revelations from God. They did this not only through Preaching but also through putting Jesus’ teachings, and developments from them, into written form. And they claimed for their Preaching and their writings the same authority as the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 2:13; Galatians 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:14; 1 Peter 1:12; 2 Peter 3:2; Revelation 22:18-19)
John the Baptist - He should be in himself a pattern of that self denial which accords best with his subject of Preaching, legal repentance, "drinking no strong drink, but filled with the Holy Spirit (see the same contrast, Ephesians 5:18, the minister's enthusiasm ought to be not from artificial stimulant but from the Spirit's unction) from the mother's womb," a Nazarite (Numbers 6:1-21). and power" of Preaching, though not in miracles (John 10:41), he should turn the degenerate "children to the Lord and to" their righteous "fathers, and the heart of the fathers to the children," their past mutual alienation being due to the children's apostasy; fulfilling Malachi 4:4-6; bringing "Moses' law" to their remembrance, "lest Jehovah at His coming should smite the earth with a curse. ) Jesus at once confirmed them and comforted John himself (who probably had expected to see Jesus more openly vindicating righteousness, as foretold Malachi 3:2-5; Malachi 4:1-3), by an appeal to His miracles and Preaching, the very credentials promised in Isaiah 35:5; Isaiah 61:1
Lazarists - The special object of the congregation determines that each member, besides devoting himself to his own perfection, shall be employed in Preaching the Gospel to the poor, especially to poor country people, and in helping ecclesiastics to the knowledge and virtues requisite for their state
Mark, Gospel According to - preaching the gospel of the kingdom" (Mark 1:14 )
Silas - But there is no reason for suspecting a defection like that of Mark; the cordial reference to his former Preaching in 2 Corinthians 1:19 (written on the Third Journey) contradicts this
Scripture - , John 19:37 ; Romans 4:3 ; 9:17 , where the Scripture is said to speak to Pharaoh, giving the message actually sent previously by God to him through Moses; James 4:5 (see above); (b) as possessed of the sentient quality of foresight, and the active power of Preaching
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The Clementine homilies are nineteen homilies in Greek, published by Cotelerius, with two letters prefixed, one of them written in the name of Peter, the other in the name of Clement, to James, bishop of Jerusalem; in which last letter they are entitled Clement's Epitome of the Preaching and Travels of Peter
Cyprus - ...
Moreover those scattered abroad in the persecution whereby Stephen suffered "traveled as far as Cyprus, Preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only
Persecution - In his Preaching Paul warned of the persecution that believers could expect; yet people continued to turn to God
Cyrene - Other NT references to Cyrenian Jews are: Acts 2:10 (at Pentecost), 6:9 (members of special synagogue at Jerusalem, opposing Stephen), 11:20 (preaching at Antioch to Greeks [3]), 13:1 (Lucius of Cyrene, probably one of these preachers, a prophet or teacher at Antioch)
Ministerial Call - The most illiterate, the most impudent, those who could most dexterously play the hypocrite, who could best adapt their Preaching to the fanaticism of the vulgar, would be the only successful candidates for public favour
Silas - Paul notices his Preaching at Corinth and associates his name with his own in the heading of the two epistles to the Thessalonians (2 Corinthians 1:19; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1)
Nero - Here he continued two years, Preaching the Gospel with freedom, till he became famous even in the emperor's court, in which were many Christians; for he salutes the Philippians in the name of the brethren who were of the household of Caesar, that is, of Nero's court, Php_1:12-13 ; Php_4:22
Resurrection of Body - And if Christ be not risen again, then is our Preaching vain: and your faith is also vain
Vincentians - The special object of the congregation determines that each member, besides devoting himself to his own perfection, shall be employed in Preaching the Gospel to the poor, especially to poor country people, and in helping ecclesiastics to the knowledge and virtues requisite for their state
Maximus, Patriarch of Antioch - The letter, dated June 11, 453, closes with a desire that Maximus will restrain unordained persons, whether monks or simple laics, from public Preaching and teaching (Leo Magn
Evangelist - 1 Timothy 4:13-16; Acts 14:14; Acts 15:32; 1 Corinthians 9:16-17; Acts 2:42; see APOSTLE; PASTOR; Preaching; TEACHER)
Ephesus - Paul, on his third journey, spent more than two years in Ephesus teaching and Preaching in the synagogue and in the hall of Tyrannus. The success of his Preaching at Ephesus triggered a riot headed by the silversmiths who feared that their business of selling miniature replicas of Artemis (Diana) or her temple would suffer severely (Acts 19:24-41 )
Seed (2) - ), bears on the difficulties and disappointments encountered in the Preaching of the word of God. But in the subsequent interpretation of the parable, which, like other interpretations, must be held to contain in whole or part reflexions of the Apostolic age and traces of the editor’s hand, the scope widens to include the general Preaching of Christian evangelists, who are counselled not to let themselves be daunted by finding the unsympathetic and the preoccupied among their hearers
Judging (by Men) - It is to this moral judgment that all true teaching and Preaching appeal. He also censures the Jews (Luke 12:57) because they do not judge what is right as to the Messianic time of His Preaching, as they do the signs of the sky, and are therefore in danger of arraignment and condemnation at the highest tribunal
Minister - ELOQUENCE, Preaching, and SERMONS, in this work; Dr. Edwards's Preacher; Mason's Student and Pastor; Gibbon's Christian Minister; Mather's Student and Preacher; Osterwald's Lectures on the Sacred Ministry; Robinson's Claude; Doddridge's Lectures on Preaching and the Ministeral Office
Ethelbert, King of Kent - But since you are strangers who have come from afar, and, as I think I have observed, have desired to make us share in what you believe to be true and thoroughly good, we do not mean to hurt you, but rather shall take care to receive you with kindly hospitality, and to afford you what you need for your support; nor do we forbid you to win over to your faith, by Preaching, as many as you can. They began to make converts, as Bede tells us, through the charm of their Preaching, and the still more powerful influence of consistent lives
John the Baptist - Like prophets of a former era, John was to live a life of hardship and self-denial, at the same time Preaching a message of repentance to the people of Israel. ...
John began his Preaching in that region of Palestine where the Jordan River approached the Dead Sea (Mark 1:4-5; Luke 3:2-3; John 1:28)
Death of Christ - When we consider the Gospels as written for the early church and related to its life and mission we can appreciate three supremely important reasons for this emphasis on the death of Christ: ...
The centrality of the crossand resurrectionin the Preaching of the good news of Jesus.
The Preaching of the Early Church . The New Testament very clearly indicates that the death of Christ had central significance in Christian Preaching. ...
In the records that the Acts of the Apostles gives us of the Preaching of apostles Peter and Paul, we find that the death of Christ always has a place of central importance (2:23; 3:13-15,17-18; 4:10; 5:30; 7:52; 8:32-35; 10:39; 13:27-29; 17:2-3). In this Preaching the human responsibility for the death of Christ is laid at the door of the Jews who handed him over to be crucified and of Pilate who condemned him to death, but it is also made clear that it was in fulfillment of the purpose of God expressed in the Scriptures (3:18). As in the Preaching in the Acts of the Apostles, so much more in the Gospels, it is made clear that the reason for the death of Jesus was not just the opposition of his enemies. Morris, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross ; idem, The Cross in the New Testament ; J
the Angel of the Church in Sardis - When he went to the communion-seasons at Ephesus and Smyrna and Pergamos and Thyatira, for years after the captivated people could tell you his texts and at every mention of his name they would break out about his Preaching. " His Preaching was all right. His Preaching was perfect; but his motives in it, his aims and his ends in it, the sources from which he drew his pulpit inspiration, his secret prayers both before his sermons were begun, and all the time they were under his hand, and while they were being delivered, and still more after they were delivered,-in all these things,-"thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Scott in his youth had been ambitious to be an author, but he was now beginning to see that Preaching was second to nothing on the face of God's earth; and that it had praise of God as nothing else had when it was well done. Scott's Preaching was not yet well done by a long way, but it was far better than it once was
John the Baptist - The sum of his Preaching was the necessity of repentance
Fornication - This concept is central for Hosea's Preaching based on his experience with his unfaithful wife Gomer
Hussites - Dissensions soon arose among the Hussites; the Taborites, so called because they met at "Mount Tabor," completely set aside the authority of the Church and admitted no other rule than the Bible; the Calixtines only demanded Communion under both species for the laity, and free Preaching of the Gospel; they were called Calixtines because of the chalice which they displayed on their flag, weapons, clothes, etc
Plow (And Forms) - It usually refers to Preaching messages which will convict of sin, reveal the leprosy in the life, and diagnose the case
Gospel - Mark wrote the Second Gospel from the Preaching of Peter
Jude - And, as his life seems to have been prolonged, it is probable that he afterward left Judea, and went abroad Preaching the Gospel to Jews and Gentiles in other countries
Iconium - An assault being meditated at the place by the unbelieving Jews and Gentiles upon the Apostles Paul and Barnabas, who, by Preaching in the synagogue, had converted many Jews and Greeks, they fled to Lystra; where the designs of their enemies were put in execution, and St
Utraquists - Dissensions soon arose among the Hussites; the Taborites, so called because they met at "Mount Tabor," completely set aside the authority of the Church and admitted no other rule than the Bible; the Calixtines only demanded Communion under both species for the laity, and free Preaching of the Gospel; they were called Calixtines because of the chalice which they displayed on their flag, weapons, clothes, etc
Redeem, Redemption - Morris, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross ; J. Taylor, The Atonement in New Testament Preaching ; W
Wisdom - Paul’s First Epistle we are left in no doubt as to the substance of his first gospel Preaching in Corinth. ...
From the vehemence with which the Apostle reiterates the staple of his message, one can infer the distaste with which ‘the foolishness of the Preaching’ was received. Similarly, concerning the Preaching of the true wisdom, St. Paul’s discussion of wisdom has timeless interests in its bearing on the evangelization of the world, and on the true method of what is called evangelical Preaching. … The power of the pulpit will most certainly not be increased by ministers forsaking their own glorious work, the direct Preaching of Christ, for the lecturing on lower themes. … The power of the pulpit lies in Preaching Christ, and will be strong or feeble according as He is faithfully and zealously or faithlessly and coldly preached’ (p. If a system is to be judged by its fruits, if a method of Preaching is to be so judged, one may well endorse the words, ‘I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God’ (Romans 1:16) If Humanism and Christianity be placed on their trial as instruments for the regeneration of the mass of mankind, Christianity has no need to blush for its record, while philosophy, as regards the mass of mankind, has been a light only to itself and an ornament
Monachism - , Preaching, teaching, etc
Monasticism - , Preaching, teaching, etc
Philippians, Epistle to - Paul's imprisonment, we are informed, was no hindrance to his Preaching the gospel, but rather "turned out to the furtherance of the gospel
Instruction - Instruction (didache ) is frequently distinguished from missionary Preaching (kerygma )
Earthquake - In fact, it may have even been the earthquake two years after Amos' Preaching that caused his words to be remembered and written down
Directory - It prescribes heads for the prayer before sermon; it delivers rules for Preaching the word; the introduction to the text must be short and clear, drawn from the words or context, or some parallel place of Scripture
Lydda - Peter, whose Preaching, aided by the miraculous healing of aeneas, is said, ‘in a popular hyperbolical manner’ (Meyer on Acts 9:35), to have resulted in a general conversion of the Jewish population to Jesus as the Messiah
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1 Corinthians 16:9 (a) By this figure Paul expresses the opportunity and privilege of Preaching the Gospel in other places
Axe - —This word occurs twice in the Gospels (Matthew 3:10, Luke 3:9), each time in the report of the Preaching of the Baptist
Antioch - Barnabas and Saul left for Seleucia (also known as Pieria, Antioch's Mediterranean seaport) to begin their Preaching
Philippians, Epistle to the - ...
Again, as regards the Preaching of the gospel, though the apostle could rejoice in the fact of its being preached, he could find but little satisfaction in the motives that prompted activity in it
Noah - Peter calls Noah a preacher of righteousness, because before the deluge he was incessantly Preaching and declaring to men, not only by his discourses, but by the building of the ark, in which he was employed a hundred and twenty years, that the cloud of divine vengeance was about to burst upon them
Account - See CAUSE , COMMUNICATION , DO , DOCTRINE , FAME , INTENT , MATTER , MOUTH , Preaching , QUESTION , REASON , RECKONING , RUMOR , SAYING , SHEW , SPEECH , TALK , THING , TIDINGS , TREATISE , UTTERANCE , WORD , WORK
Luke, Gospel of, - Luke, seeking information from every quarter, sought it from the Preaching of his be loved master St
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John the Baptist’s Preaching attracted many publicans to him, and when they inquired in what they must mend their ways after being baptized by him, his answer indicated that extortion was their besetting danger, as we should expect (Luke 3:12-13)
Matthew, Gospel According to - ’ This remark occurs in his work The Exposition of the Lord’s logia , and is practically all the external information that we have about the Matthæan Gospel, except that Irenæus says: ‘Matthew among the Hebrews published a Gospel in their own dialect, when Peter and Paul were Preaching in Rome and founding the Church’ ( Hær . The Baptist’s Preaching, Jesus’ baptism and temptation, the early ministry, and the calling of Simon, Andrew, James, and John (chs. Jesus refers to the sign of Jonah and to the repentance of the Ninevites, to whom, by his Preaching, Jonah was a sign; but the First Evangelist sees (with justice) a type of our Lord’s Resurrection in the story of Jonah in the belly of the whale ( Matthew 12:39 ff. What do they imply? It has been thought that they meant merely that the Gospels reflected the Preaching of the persons named (so Bartlet in Hastings’ DB Paul - ...
Hitherto the Preaching of St. Their Preaching was attended with great success. Paul remained some time at Philippi, Preaching the Gospel; and several occurrences which took place in that city, are recorded in Acts 17. Paul's Preaching, excited a great disturbance in the city, and irritated the populace so much against him, that the brethren, anxious for his safety, thought it prudent to send him to Berea, where he met with a better reception than he had experienced at Thessalonica. Paul, after Preaching in Macedonia, receiving from the Christians of that country liberal contributions for their poor brethren in Judea, 2 Corinthians 8:1 , went to Corinth, A. And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him. Though emphatically styled the great Apostle of the Gentiles, he began his ministry, in almost every city, by Preaching in the synagogue of the Jews, and though he owed by far the greater part of his persecutions to the opposition and malice of that proud and obstinate people, whose resentment he particularly incurred by maintaining that the Gentiles were to be admitted to an indiscriminate participation of the benefits of the new dispensation, yet it rarely happened in any place, that some of the Jews did not yield to his arguments, and embrace the Gospel. We see him in the prosecution of his purpose, travelling from country to country, enduring every species of hardship, encountering every extremity of danger, assaulted by the populace, punished by the magistrates, scourged, beaten, stoned, left for dead; expecting, wherever he came, a renewal of the same treatment, and the same dangers; yet, when driven from one city, Preaching in the next; spending his whole time in the employment; sacrificing to it his pleasures, his ease, his safety; persisting in this course to old age, unaltered by the experience of perverseness, ingratitude, prejudice, desertion; unsubdued by anxiety, want, labour, persecutions; unwearied by long confinement; undismayed by the prospect of death
Chronology of the New Testament - also we see traces of three periods in the ministry: (1) Mark 3:21 to Mark 4:30 , Preaching in the wilderness of Judæa and in Nazareth and Galilee, briefly recorded; (2) Mark 4:31 to Mark 9:50 , Preaching in Galilee and the North, related at length; (3) 9:51-end, Preaching in Central Palestine as far as Jerusalem. Conversion near Damascus, Acts 9:3 ; Acts 22:5 ; Acts 26:12 ; retirement to Arabia, Galatians 1:17 ; Preaching in Damascus, Acts 9:20-22 (?), Galatians 1:17
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For Paul the “word of the cross” (1 Corinthians 1:18 NAS) is the heart of the gospel, and the Preaching of the cross is the soul of the church's mission. In 1 Corinthians 1:17-2:16 Paul contrasted the “foolishness” of the “preaching of the cross” with human “wisdom” ( Luke 23:46 ), for only in the cross can salvation be found and only in the foolish “preaching of the cross” and “weakness” can the “power of God” be seen (1Corinthians 1:21,1 Corinthians 1:25 ). The reason for the distinct emphases is most likely seen in the fact that Acts chronicles the Preaching of the early church (with the resurrection as the apologetic basis of our salvation) and the epistles the teaching of the early church (with the crucifixion the theological basis of our salvation)
the Blind Leaders of the Blind - But there are no pointless generalities in our Lord's Preaching. His Preaching is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And those fifty Gennesatet sermons delivered in Forfar dug the deep foundations on which more than a hundred years of great Preaching has been laid in Forfar, and is being laid in that privileged town down to this day. It is the Spirit that quickeneth both you and your Preaching, our Master is always saying to us preachers
Jonah - a real miracle typifying the like event in His own history, and assumes the prophet's execution of his commission to Nineveh; "the men of Nineveh repented at the Preaching of Jonah, and behold a greater than Jonah is here. " The miracle is justified by the crisis then in the development of the kingdom of God, when Israel by impenitence was about to fall before Assyria, and God's principle of righteous government needed to be exhibited in sparing Nineveh through the Preaching of Jonah, spared himself after living entombment. A pagan city repents at a strange prophet's first Preaching, whereas Israel, God's elect, repented not, though admonished by their own prophets at all seasons. An anticipatory dawn of the "light to lighten the Gentiles," Jonah was a parable in himself: a prophet of God, yet a runaway from God; drowned, yet alive; a preacher of repentance, yet one that repines at repentance resulting from his Preaching
Wealth - When our Lord dispatched the Twelve on a special tour for Preaching and healing, and when He sent the Seventy on a similar errand, He commanded them to take with them neither money nor food ( Matthew 10:10 , Luke 10:4 ); but these were special instructions on special occasions, and doubtless on their return to Him the former system of a common purse was reverted to (cf. But there is the other side; for we find that He sympathized deeply with those enduring poverty, assuring them of their Father’s care ( Matthew 6:32 ), Preaching especially to them the gospel ( Matthew 11:5 ), and pronouncing upon them in their sorrows a special benediction ( Luke 6:20 )
Forgiveness - The procedure suggested by these passages is simple: Preaching Christ, belief in Christ, and the resultant acceptance of the new position of freedom from sin. The cardinal notes of the apostles’ early Preaching are the facts of the Resurrection and Messiahship of Jesus, and the necessity of believing in Him for the promised spiritual change
Linus (1) - Peter, we are told, by his Preaching of chastity had caused a number of matrons to leave the marriage bed of their husbands, who were thus infuriated against the apostle. Paul, relates the success of his Preaching at Rome
Absolution - So then the great and chief means by which the Church has in all ages fulfilled the work which is sustained by these startling promises, is the Preaching of the gospel of reconciliation by Jesus Christ. By Preaching in the power of the Spirit, thousands of souls have been in all ages receiving remission of sins and an assurance of forgiveness. Although the Preaching is public, and the preacher has little or no separate knowledge of individual hearts, there is a ‘privacy of publicity’ in which whatever message he has from God is made an absolution Divine in power and assurance to one and another of the hearers. So effectual is Preaching in the Spirit, that it may perhaps be found that in the Churches in which there is no ordinance with the title of ‘private absolution,’ the sense of forgiveness of sins is truer, deeper, and more widely spread than in those which have such an ordinance, and count it necessary. All the Churches, to a greater or less extent, supplement the Preaching of the word by ‘discipline,’ and their admission to communion and exclusion from it tell powerfully on the individual conscience. This work is carried out mainly by Preaching, sacraments, and individual dealing with souls
Apostle - His apostolic commission is to serve God primarily through Preaching the gospel (Romans 1:9 ; 15:19 ; 1Col 1:17). Such signs and wonders, however, were clearly secondary to the apostolic functions of Preaching and teaching. The deposit of revelation transmitted by the apostles and preserved in its written form in the New Testament thus forms the basis of postapostolic Preaching and teaching in the church
Preach, Proclaim - All three Synoptics go on to describe Jesus' first Preaching tour in Galilee using "proclaim" (Matthew 4:23 ; Mark 1:39 ; Luke 4:44 ). Only Matthew (4:23) includes the content ("the good news of the kingdom") and makes this proclamation part of his distinctive threefold summary of teaching, Preaching, and healing. Dodd, The Apostolic Preaching and Its Development
Discourse - Here we have: the beginning of His ministry (Luke 7:24-3571 Mark 1:14-15, Luke 4:14-15); the sermon at Nazareth (Luke 4:16-28); the first Preaching tour in Galilee (Matthew 4:23-24, Mark 1:39, Luke 13:23-30); at Capernaum (Mark 2:1-2; Mark 2:13); the second Preaching tour in Galilee (Luke 8:1-3); at Nazareth again (Matthew 13:54-58, Mark 6:1-6); the third Preaching tour in Galilee (Matthew 9:35-38, Mark 6:6); a tour alone after sending out the Twelve (Matthew 11:1); teaching and journeying (Luke 13:10; Luke 17:20-37 cf
Hellenists - For, though Hebrew and Jew are convertible terms, when opposed to Gentiles, as denoting the seed of Abraham, and professors of the Mosaic religion, see Jeremiah 34:9 ; yet, as opposed to the ‘Ελληνισται , they are not convertible terms, there being Hebrew Jews and Hellenistic Jews; for it is said, that when "they, who were scattered by the persecution that arose about Stephen, travelled into several countries, Preaching the word to none but Jews only," yet they spoke, προς τους ‘Ελληνιστας , to the Hellenists or Grecians, Acts 11:19-20 . From the very beginning they must have been attentive to the Preaching of the Gospel, which secured to them, without making them Jews, a full share in the fulfilment of those promises of which the Jews had spoken to them. To these proselytes of the gate, (the φοβουμενοι τον Θεον , the ευσεβεις of the New Testament,) passed therefore, according to the Acts, the Preaching of the Gospel, when it had been rejected by the blinded Jews; and here the seed of the divine word found a fitting soil in hearts desirous of holiness
Jeremiah - ...
Forty years of Preaching...
Jeremiah began his prophetic work in 627 BC, the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah, king of Judah (Jeremiah 1:1-2). (Jeremiah Chapters 1-6, and possible parts of Chapters 7-20, seem to belong to the early period of Jeremiah’s Preaching. It appears that he was only about twenty years of age when he began his prophetic Preaching (1:6)
Cyprus - Arriving at Salamis on the eastern side of Cyprus, the group crossed the island to Paphos Preaching the new faith
Righteousness - ...
"In the Preaching of the Apostles recorded in Acts the word has the same general meaning
Tongue - They should want people to have their faith rooted in God and his Word, not in the preacher and his style (1 Corinthians 2:1-5; 1 Corinthians 3:5-7; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 11:6; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; see Preaching)
Midrash - ...
Meaning to discover or develop a thought not apparent on the surface, a midrash denotes a didactic (teaching) or homilectic (preaching) exposition or an edifying religious story such as that of Tobit
Assurance - The resurrection of Jesus is the powerful guarantee that Christian Preaching and faith are not in vain (v
Rapture Ecstasy - In Matthew 12:23, Mark 2:12; Mark 6:51 the verb ἐξίσταμαι is used, also in reference to the effects upon the multitude of the bestowal of the ‘gift of tongues’ (Acts 2:7; Acts 2:12), and further of the Preaching of St
Reconciliation - Morris, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross ; V
Deliverance - He sounds it in the beginning when, Preaching in the Nazareth synagogue (Luke 4:18), He declares His work to be, in the words of Isaiah 61:1, ‘to preach deliverance to captives
Cross - The Preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness
Pentecost - The tongues symbolized Christianity proclaimed by Preaching; the antithesis to Babel's confusion of tongues and gathering of peoples under one ambitious will
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God having for fifteen hundred years manifested His patience towards the guilty antediluvian world, He, after warning the people by the Preaching of Noah, bore witness to His righteousness and His power by the deluge, and at the same time manifested His grace in saving Noah and his family in the ark
Kingdom - It can neither be promoted nor defended by worldly power, influence, or carnal weapons, but by bearing witness unto the truth, or by the Preaching of the Gospel with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven
Dispensation, - The Dispensation of Grace and Truth commenced, after the Preaching of John, by the advent of Christ
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It is used metaphorically (a) in the writings of the Apostle John, of the gracious act of God in conferring upon those who believe the nature and disposition of "children," imparting to them spiritual life, John 3:3,5,7 ; 1 John 2:29 ; 3:9 ; 4:7 ; 5:1,4,18 ; (b) of one who by means of Preaching the Gospel becomes the human instrument in the impartation of spiritual life, 1 Corinthians 4:15 ; Philemon 1:10 ; (c) in 2 Peter 2:12 , with reference to the evil men whom the Apostle is describing, the RV rightly has "born mere animals" (AV, "natural brute beasts"); (d) in the sense of gendering strife, 2 Timothy 2:23
Kingdom of Christ of Heaven - The disciples went everywhere Preaching the word of grace, 1 Thessalonians 2:12, and persuading men to enter the kingdom by faith and holiness
Kingdom of God - The disciples went everywhere Preaching the word of grace, 1 Thessalonians 2:12, and persuading men to enter the kingdom by faith and holiness
Kingdom of Heaven - The disciples went everywhere Preaching the word of grace, 1 Thessalonians 2:12, and persuading men to enter the kingdom by faith and holiness
Philip - On parting from the chamberlain he went to Azotus (Ashdod), and travelled along the sea-board, Preaching from city to city, till he reached Cæsarea ( Acts 8:40 )
Cease - A — 1: παύω (Strong's #3973 — Verb — pauo — pow'-o ) "to stop, to make an end," is used chiefly in the Middle Voice in the NT, signifying "to come to an end, to take one's rest, a willing cessation" (in contrast to the Passive Voice which denotes a forced cessation), Luke 5:4 , of a discourse; Luke 8:24 , of a storm; Luke 11:1 , of Christ's prayer; Acts 5:42 , of teaching and Preaching; Acts 6:13 , of speaking against; Acts 13:10 , of evil doing; Acts 20:1 , of an uproar; Acts 20:31 , of admonition; Acts 21:32 , of a scourging; 1 Corinthians 13:8 , of tongues; Ephesians 1:16 , of giving thanks; Colossians 1:9 , of prayer; Hebrews 10:2 , of sacrifices; 1 Peter 4:1 , of "ceasing" from sin
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One possible influence that led Josiah to begin his reforms was the Preaching of the prophet Zephaniah (Zephaniah 1:1)
Mouth Lips - It is the instrument of gospel-preaching (Acts 15:7, Ephesians 6:19; cf
Ephesus - ...
The people of Ephesus were well known for their superstition and magic, and some dramatic events accompanied the people’s response to Paul’s Preaching (Acts 19:11-20)
Holiness - ...
The Preaching of the Old Testament prophets was very much concerned with this ethical aspect of holiness
John the Apostle - ...
Most likely all four men had responded to John the Baptist’s Preaching
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The clearest reflexion of this simple attitude towards the OT is found in the apostolic Preaching in Acts. -So long as the Preaching of the gospel was confined to Jews, the new wine was easily kept within the old bottles. Stephen’s Preaching; but it became acute only with the conversion and world-wide ministry of St. ...
In his Preaching to the Jews St. ), while proof-texts are adduced for the promise of the Spirit (Galatians 3:14), the destruction of human wisdom through the foolishness of Preaching (1 Corinthians 1:19), the universal range of the Preaching of salvation (Romans 10:18), the vital principle of righteousness by faith (Romans 1:17, Romans 3:21, Galatians 3:11), the fatal unbelief of the Jews (Romans 10:16 ff
the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia - All ministers pray much and earnestly before Preaching. The minister of Sardis, who never prayed at any other time in all the week, to be called prayer, was always in real anxiety and earnestness before he entered the pulpit, because he had such a name for Preaching to keep up. The difference with Daniel Cormick was that he would get, now Robert M'Cheyne, and now Andrew Bonar, and now John Baxter, to pray both with him and for him after his Preaching. As if He had said, 'Hold fast by thy temptations, and thy meditations, and thy prayers both before and after Preaching
Cross, Crucifixion - My message and my Preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom but on God's power" (2:2-5). Morris, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross ; idem, The Cross in the New Testament
Peter, First, Theology of - Yet Peter was to some degree bilingual with thirty years of Preaching experience, and the skills of Silvanus would have been significant. ...
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ who spoke through the prophets (1:11), has been given to the church through the Preaching of the gospel (1:12), and is engaged in the sanctification of the church (1:2)
Stephanus i., Bishop of Rome - Paul rejoiced at the Preaching of the gospel, and recognized it, though preached out of envy and strife. Scripture is really altogether against you; those at whose Preaching of the gospel St
Logia - ’ The result was a mingled account of narratives about Christ, now a saying, now something done (ἢ λεχθέντα, ἢ πραχθέντα), incomplete (ἔνια, ὅσα ἐμνημόνευσεν) and without system (οὐ μέντοι τάξει), because Peter’s Preaching, Mark’s only source of knowledge, had brought out the material in such irregular order as the occasion demanded (πρὸς τὴν χρεῖαν). ‘tales,’ unauthoritative Preaching, based mainly on OT narrative. Such writings, on the other hand, as the Preaching of Peter, of the apologetic or evangelistic type, are clearly addressed to the unconverted, and if we go back to the examples furnished in Acts of this evangelistic Preaching, still attributed to ‘Peter,’ we may identify the already stereotyped outline of Synoptic story in Acts 10:38-41, the so-called ‘lesser Gospel of Mark. The Greek version of the Preaching of Peter, imported probably from Rome, would be received; but it would stand upon the lower footing of haggadic narrative
Teaching of Jesus - … It is thought that the declaration of this future Kingdom was actually the proper content of His Preaching. … He began not with allusions to blessings (Glückwünschen und Seligpreisungen), but with the Preaching of penitence: The Kingdom of God is at hand, repent! Like Amos before Him, and like John the Baptist, He thereby protested against the illusion of the Jews, as though to them the Judgment were bound to bring the fulfilment of their wishes’ (107 f. ...
As ‘preaching’ the Kingdom, He declares the fact of its near advent, so ‘giving knowledge of salvation’ as yet nearer than John’s Preaching was able to announce (Luke 1:77). Relying on this teaching and obeying its precepts, the man who accepted the ‘preaching’ of the Kingdom as at hand was assured of participation therein when it arrived. Luke 4:43 for ‘preaching also), as well as on other and less formal occasions
Thom'as - (Acts 1:13 ) The earlier traditions, as believed in the fourth century, represent him as Preaching in Parthia or Persia, and as finally buried at Edessa
Jordan River - It was there that John the Baptist came Preaching the coming kingdom of heaven
Repent, Repentance - In the Gospel of John, as distinct from the Synoptic Gospels, referred to above, "repentance" is not mentioned, even in connection with John the Baptist's Preaching; in John's Gospel and 1st Epistle the effects are stressed, e
Berôa - For the searching of the Scriptures daily (τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν), for the Preaching of the gospel in the city as well as in the synagogue, and the consequent conversion not only of ‘many’ Jews but also of ‘not a few’ Gentiles, a considerable time was required
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The discourse in which they were enlightened furnishes from Christ’s own lips what in fact became the kernel of the Preaching of the Apostles, as seen in the sermons recorded in the Acts (e
Philip the Evangelist - they believed Philip Preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ
Asiarch - Paul, whose Preaching so threatened the authority of Artemis, may have appeared in a favourable light to the representatives of Caesar-worship, as likely to create more enthusiasm in that direction
Noah - ...
Noah is called a "preacher of righteousness," 2 Peter 2:5 , but another scripture shows that his preparing the ark and his Preaching had no effect: "they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away
Fasting - The Heathens sometimes fasted: the king of Nineveh, terrified by Jonah's Preaching, ordered that not only men, but also beasts, should continue without eating or drinking; should be covered with sackcloth, and each after their manner should cry to the Lord, Jonah 3:5-6
Friend - John the Baptist, with respect to Christ and his church, was the friend of the bridegroom; by his Preaching he prepared the people of the Jews for Christ, John 3:29
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Noah is called a "preacher of righteousness," 2 Peter 2:5 , but another scripture shows that his preparing the ark and his Preaching had no effect: "they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away
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3 1/2 years, afterward, of gospel Preaching to the Jews only. The closing one week (or seven years) includes the 3 1/2, years of Jesus' own Preaching to the Jews, and 3 1/2 of the apostles' Preaching to the Jews only; then the persecution as to Stephen drove the evangelists from Jerusalem to Samaria
Mark, the Gospel of - Mark became an important assistant for both Paul and Peter, Preaching the good news to Gentiles and preserving the gospel message for later Christians. After the Baptist fulfilled his role as the forerunner to the Messiah (in a very brief appearance), Jesus began His public ministry in Galilee by Preaching the “gospel of God” and collecting a few disciples collecting a few disciples (Mark 1:14-20 ). The urgency of Preaching was consistent with the presence of the new age (Mark 1:35-39 )
Atonement (2) - It may now be taken as accepted that the belief of the primitive community and the Apostolic Preaching were based on this conviction (see Harnack, What is Christianity? English translation Lect. This significant element in the first Preaching of the Gospel answers by anticipation objections urged against the Atonement as involving immoral consequences and unworthy views of God. 1 Corinthians 15:3; 1 Peter 1:11), leaves no room for doubt that Philip the Evangelist was not alone in beginning from the picture of Jehovah’s Suffering Servant to preach Jesus (Acts 8:35), but that the Apostles gave their witness to the Resurrection by Preaching what St. Paul expresses the content of his gospel, ‘Christ died for our sins and rose again the third day’ (1 Corinthians 15:3-4), the common form of the Petrine Preaching represents God as raising up Jesus ‘for to give repentance and remission of sins’ (Acts 5:30-31; cf. Paul the gospel of Christ, which is the fixed point in his teaching (Galatians 1:11, 1 Corinthians 15:1, 1 Timothy 1:11, 2 Timothy 2:8), the touchstone of all Preaching (Galatians 1:8-9, 1 Timothy 1:3; 1 Timothy 6:3), proclaimed alike to Jew and Gentile (1 Corinthians 1:24), delivered whether to St
Sermon - Yet I know of no method so useful in Preaching as by figures, when well chosen, when they are not too mean, nor draws out into too many parallels. ...
See also MINISTER and Preaching
Persecution - Examples in the New Testament include John the Baptist, who spoke out against the adultery of Herod Antipas and was beheaded (Mark 6:21-29 ); Stephen, the deacon, who, Preaching the gospel before the Sanhedrin and proclaiming God's judgment because of the sins of the people, was rejected and stoned (Acts 6:5 ; 7:1-60 ); Paul, who was persecuted, beaten, and imprisoned as he preached from place to place, and was finally killed in Rome (2 Timothy 4:6-8 ); and climactically, Jesus himself who preached God's grace and judgment (Matthew 4:17 ; 11:28-29 ), was persecuted by his hearers (Luke 4:28-30 ), plotted against by his adversaries (Mark 3:6 ), rejected (Luke 13:34 ; John 6:66 ), tried (John 18:12-40 ), and finally crucified (John 19:16-37 ; Philippians 2:9 ). The Scriptures are also full of examples of evil persons persecuting the good and righteous persons for various reasons, such as jealousy for a godly sacrifice (Genesis 4:2-10 ); revenge for a godly humanitarian deed done (1 Samuel 21:1-19 ); vengeance for action against heathen worship (1 Kings 19:2 , ; Jezebel against Elijah ); vengeance for warnings against idolatry and ungodly living, as exemplified by opposition to the messages of Jeremiah and John the Baptist (Jeremiah 37 ; Matthew 4:1-12 ); vengeance against Preaching the gospel and condemnation of rebellion against God (Acts 7:54-60 ); opposition to the Jerusalem church for its stand for Jesus (Acts 8:1 ; 11:19 ), to the Thessalonian Christians for their stand for Christ (1 Thessalonians 3:3-4 ) to Paul for his faithfulness to the Lord Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:16-33 ; cf
Abgar - Many other healings follow, accompanied by the Preaching of the gospel. At Thaddaeus’ suggestion the king summons the citizens as a body to hear the Preaching of the word, and afterwards offers him a rich reward, which is magnanimously refused
Matthew, Gospel by - The remnant are separated by the Preaching of John. ...
Christ goes on with His patient work of Preaching the gospel of the kingdom, teaching in the synagogues, healing the sick, casting out demons, and exposing all the false pretensions that were in the leaders of the Jews
Schism - Be disposed to support your brethren by all the friendly attentions in your power, speaking justly of their Preaching and character
Evangelism - It is Preaching the gospel, communicating God's message of mercy to sinners
si'Mon - " ( Acts 8:10 ) The Preaching and miracles of Philip having excited his observation, he became one of his disciples, and received baptism at his hands, A
Lord's Day - He noted that the early Sunday morning service began with baptism, included Scripture readings, expository Preaching, and prayer, and then concluded with the observance of the Lord's Supper (Apology 65-67)
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In his writings Paul referred to about twenty different gifts, including such things as Preaching, teaching, and leadership
Ark - Jubilees, 5), imagines Christ, as a bodiless spirit, Preaching, in the days between His Passion and His Resurrection, to the spirits in prison
Mystery - The mystery of godliness, or of true religion, consisted in the several particulars here mentioned by the Apostle; particulars, indeed, which it would never have "entered into the heart of man to conceive," 1 Corinthians 2:9 , had not God accomplished them in fact, and published them by the Preaching of his Gospel; but which, being thus manifested, are intelligible, as facts, to the meanest understanding
Acts of the Apostles (2) - ’ This last is the essentially new point in contradistinction from the Jewish Preaching in the Diaspora. The resurrection of Jesus is the main content of the Apostolic Preaching, so much so that in Acts 1:22 the Apostles are roundly designated ‘witnesses of the resurrection. Resurrection, then, is the main theme of the new message, hence the Preaching of the Apostles bears the designation ‘words of this Life’ (Acts 5:20). More than once he defines the contents of the Apostolic Preaching as ‘the things concerning Jesus’ (Acts 18:25) or ‘the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ’ (Acts 28:31), and this concise formula embraces far more than one might infer from the meagre sketches of St. Such is the earliest primitive Christian conception, and it is this alone which is in harmony with the Preaching and the self-estimate of Jesus when these are rightly understood
Gospel - Euanggelion was indeed the content of their Preaching. ...
The Message of the Gospel The most basic summary of Jesus' Preaching appears in Mark 1:15 . Preaching recorded in the New Testament has a distinct sense of urgency about it. Mark recorded the life and message of Jesus as he heard it from the mouth of Peter during the apostle's teaching and Preaching
Cross, Cross-Bearing - The first is in Matthew 10:38, when He sent out the Twelve on a special Preaching tour at the close of the Galilaean ministry, just a little over a year before His death. On the first occasion the Master was giving directions to the disciples about their Preaching, but here He addressed this vivid condition of discipleship ‘unto all’ (Luke 9:23) as a ‘deterrent in a high degree, suggesting a procession of furciferi headed by Jesus and consisting of His followers’ (Swete on Mark 8:34). But the philosophical Greeks took the matter more lightly, and considered the Preaching of the cross to be foolishness (1 Corinthians 1:18; 1 Corinthians 1:23), though in truth the cross reveals the hitherto hidden wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 2:6 f
Peter - He showed his increasing generosity of spirit by Preaching in Samaritan villages and in the towns of Lydda and Joppa on the coastal plain (Acts 8:25; Acts 9:32; Acts 9:36). The letter shows how incidents and teachings that Peter witnessed during Jesus’ life continued to have a strong influence on his Preaching (cf
Typology - Titus likewise was to be a model or pattern of good works, soundness in teaching, respectfulness, sound Preaching that is beyond reproach (Titus 2:7-8 ). Baptism as a fulfillment of the type Peter, after discussing Christ's work in Preaching in the spiritual realm to spirits in prison, mentioned Noah's ark and the flood: “Into which ark a few [2] were saved through water, which water [3] as a fulfullment of the type now saves you through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, not through removing of dirt from the body but as a pledge of a good conscience towards God” (1 Peter 3:20-21 )
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If for His followers later the making of disciples began with Preaching the gospel, for the Lord Himself it commonly began with the authoritative appeal, ‘Follow me. So when, on the day of Pentecost, those who had been touched by Peter’s Preaching put the inquiry, ‘Brethren, what shall we do?’ the answer of the Apostle was explicit: ‘Repent ye … be baptized … ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit’ (Acts 2:37-38)
Paul - He made three missionary tours, Preaching Christ and planting churches in Asia Minor, Macedonia, and Greece, and making several visits to Jerusalem, narrated in the Acts
Jesuits - The ministry of the Society consists chiefly in Preaching; teaching catechism; administering the sacraments; conducting missions in parishes; taking care of parishes; organizing pious confraternities; teaching in schools of every grade; writing books, pamphlets, periodical articles; going on foreign missions, and special missions when ordered by the pope
Jesus, Company of - The ministry of the Society consists chiefly in Preaching; teaching catechism; administering the sacraments; conducting missions in parishes; taking care of parishes; organizing pious confraternities; teaching in schools of every grade; writing books, pamphlets, periodical articles; going on foreign missions, and special missions when ordered by the pope
Jesus, Society of - The ministry of the Society consists chiefly in Preaching; teaching catechism; administering the sacraments; conducting missions in parishes; taking care of parishes; organizing pious confraternities; teaching in schools of every grade; writing books, pamphlets, periodical articles; going on foreign missions, and special missions when ordered by the pope
Mark, John - " By his Latin knowledge he was especially likely to be "profitable" in Preaching at Rome where Paul then was when he desired Timothy to "bring Mark
Martin Luther - The Preaching of the indulgence was entrusted to Johann Tetzel, an eloquent Dominican
Luther, Martin - The Preaching of the indulgence was entrusted to Johann Tetzel, an eloquent Dominican
Sergius Paulus - Paul’s Preaching was one of the earliest suggestions to the Apostle that the dominant power of Rome might be an asset for Christianity rather than a hostile influence
Boldness - Paul at Rome Preaching to all and sundry (Acts 28:31)
Act of Faith - Each prisoner is attended with a familiar of the Inquisition; and those to be burnt have also a Jesuit on each hand, who are continually Preaching to them to abjure
Asia - 324) to assume that Asia ‘is simply viewed as the western portion of Asia Minor, for the Paroreios belonged to proconsular Asia, in which Preaching was expressly forbidden (Acts 16:6)
Turtle - And no doubt the voice of the Holy Ghost might truly be said to be heard, when by the Preaching of the gospel salvation was proclaimed in the name, and by the blood and righteousness of Jesus Christ
Damasus, Pope - In later letters Jerome speaks in high terms of Damasus; calls him "that illustrious man, that virgin doctor of the virgin church," "eager to catch the first sound of the Preaching of continence"; who "wrote both verse and prose in favour of virginity" (Epp
Colosse - Paul had never been either at Laodicea or Colosse; but surely it is very improbable that he should have travelled twice into Phrygia for the purpose of Preaching the Gospel, and not have gone either to Laodicea or Colosse, which were the two principal cities of that country; especially as in the second journey into those parts it is said, that he "went over all the country of Gallatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples;" and moreover, we know that it was the Apostle's practice to preach at the most considerable places of every district into which he went
Titus - Paul's Preaching in that island, or of visiting that city, it is concluded that this epistle was written after his first imprisonment at Rome, and probably in A
Breastplate - His Preaching is thus tacitly compared to the oracles of God; theirs, to the misleading and perplexed oracles of the Heathen
Society of Jesus - The ministry of the Society consists chiefly in Preaching; teaching catechism; administering the sacraments; conducting missions in parishes; taking care of parishes; organizing pious confraternities; teaching in schools of every grade; writing books, pamphlets, periodical articles; going on foreign missions, and special missions when ordered by the pope
Education - Their followers imitated them and made use of the literatures, the philosophy, history, and science of the day when instructing catechumens or candidates for the priesthood, Preaching, writing, and setting forth for the world the reasonableness of Christianity
Jonah - where a contrast is drawn between the Ninevites repenting at the Preaching of Jonah, and the Jews not repenting though a greater than Jonah was then among them
Hezekiah - Hosea 1:1), Isaiah was very influential around the palace (Isaiah 1:1; Isaiah 38:1) and Micah was Preaching with such authority that the king was taking good notice of him (Micah 1:1; Jeremiah 26:17-19)
Jesus Christ - John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness near the Dead Sea Preaching a message of baptism and repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As long as John was Preaching, he held back. Matthew summarizes this by saying "Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, Preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people" (4:23). ...
Jesus made at least three major Preaching tours through Galilee at this time, as well as two that took him into Gentile territory to the north and east. ...
Jesus traveled throughout Judea and Perea, teaching, Preaching, and healing, as he had done in Galilee
John the Baptist - John’s work may be considered under two aspects, (1) his Preaching, (2) his baptism. John’s Preaching. the essence of John’s Preaching, the text as we might say of all his sermons, was this: ‘Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand’ (Matthew 3:2). He came not only Preaching but baptizing, or rather, so closely was the symbol interwoven with the word, he came ‘preaching the baptism of repentance’ (Mark 1:4, Luke 3:3)
John, the Gospel of - The kingdom of God, which is the primary theme of Jesus' Preaching in the Synoptics, is scarcely mentioned in John. Other sections of the Gospel, such as the calling of the first disciples (John 1:35-51 ) may also reflect the Preaching of this group at a time when they were appealing to fellow Jews
Temple - Until the appearance of Stephen created a new situation, the apostles were daily in the Temple, teaching and Preaching Jesus as the Messiah. For him, as for every other Jewish Christian in Jerusalem, the Law, without distinction of moral and ceremonial precepts, was ‘ordained of angels’; in his view the nation’s treatment of its prophets and its Messiah was the supreme proof that the Law had not been kept; and the burden of his Preaching was a call to Jerusalem not to close her Temple and abolish her ritual, but to take the lead in a national repentance for a broken Law
Church - Preaching and expounding, 1 Timothy 3:2 . church officers are those appointed by Christ for Preaching the word, and the superintendence of church affairs: such are bishops and deacons, to which some add, elders
Love - In 1 Corinthians 13:1 , Paul described “love” as a “more excellent way” than tongues or even Preaching. ...
Finally, 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 contrasts love with Preaching and knowledge, on the one hand, and faith and hope, on the other
John the Baptist - ) that, after more than three centuries of silence, the voice of a prophet was to be heard in the land, and the Synoptic Gospels ( Matthew 3:1-12 , 1618106776_23 , Luke 3:1-20 ) tell of the stirring effects of his Preaching in ever-widening circles ( Matthew 3:5 ), and give a summary of his message. 2) makes the Preaching of John the cause of his execution, and says nothing of his reproof of Antipas for his adultery with his brother’s wife ( Mark 6:18 )
Promise (2) - ...
It was this aspect of Christ’s appearance—as the fulfilment of an eagerly awaited promise—that occupied most room in the earliest Preaching of the gospel. ...
It is to be noticed, however, that Jesus Himself in His public Preaching seldom, if ever, adopted this line of appeal
Testimony - ...
Furthermore, in the New Testament the historical reliability of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection is intrinsic to the Preaching of the gospel. The interrelation between testifying and Preaching in the New Testament closely resembles the Old Testament example in Isaiah 43-44 . Paul, for instance, while at Corinth "devoted himself exclusively to Preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ" (Acts 18:5 )
the Rich Man And Lazarus - This lost soul seems to have had no hope for his five brothers if they were left alone with the minister he had been wont to meet with at his father's table, and had been wont to hear Preaching on Sabbath. In hell he seems to have come to be of the mind of our forefathers who magnified the reading, but "especially the Preaching, of the word. " That is to say, he became a Puritan in his appreciation of earnest Preaching, when it was too late
the Woman Who Took Leaven And Hid it in Three Measures of Meal - And thus it was that on that great day of teaching and Preaching when He sat by the sea-side, He had already given out parable after parable, till any other preacher but Himself would have been exhausted; but He still went on as fresh and as interesting and as instructive as when He began in the morning. And thus it was that at this point, and as if to teach them to keep their eyes always open for their own future Preaching, their Master suddenly turned to His disciples and asked them whether any of them had any light to cast upon the subject in hand. Did Paul manage to purge it out himself, after all his most earnest Preaching about it? No: he did not
Simon Magus - But when they believed Philip Preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Philip was far better at Preaching than he was at catechising. It may be in sorcery and witchcraft like that of Simon Magus; it may be in the honours of the kingdom of Heaven like the sons of Zebedee; it may be in Preaching sermons; it may be in making speeches or writing books; it may be in anything you like, down to your child's possessions and performances; but we all, to begin with, give ourselves out to be some great one
the Disobedient Prophet - And especially after any great Preaching effort. And this is one of our best compensations for Preaching the grace of God and the law of Christ. Preaching recoils with terrible strokes on the preacher
Nicodemus - The meeting took place in this wise; it must have taken place in some such wise as this:...
Nicodemus was one of the oldest and most honoured heads of that overawing deputation which was sent out to Bethabara by the Temple authorities to examine into the Baptist's Preaching, and to report to the Temple on that whole movement. Our Lord, with His utmost tenderness for the ensnared and struggling old man, took patience to put all John's best Preaching over again to Nicodemus, and added some of His own best Preaching to it, and, all the time, in His most attractive and most winning way
Caesarea - Philip, having witnessed to the Ethiopian eunuch, is mentioned as arriving at Caesarea after a Preaching mission
Heart - He is not moved by any Preaching, nor stirred by any invitation
Eudoxius, Bishop of Constantinople - To what restraint will men be amenable, who impudently pass from city to city, seeking with a most unlawful appetite every occasion to enrich themselves?" Meanwhile the new prelate was Preaching open Arianism and persecuting the orthodox
ju'Das Iscar'Iot - He was drawn, as the others were, by the Preaching of the Baptist, or his own Messianic hopes, or the "gracious words" of the new Teacher, to leave his former life, and to obey the call of the Prophet of Nazareth
Lord's Supper - It is enriched when fittingly combined with prayers, singing, Preaching, the reading of the Scriptures and instruction in Christian teaching (cf
Pre-Eminence - Paul’s Preaching harmonizes with this. Paul’s Preaching as the Kingdom of God and the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ, where the full title is significantly given, as it is by St
Corinth - Paul’s Preaching was thus declared to he in no way an offence against Roman law, and in future he relied more on his relation to the State, against the enmity of the Jews
Fruit - Genesis 1:29 (c) This type may be used as a symbol of the blessed results which come from Preaching the Gospel
Fig (Tree) - During the three years that CHRIST was Preaching on the earth, He sought to bring them back to GOD by His ministry
Abba - Peter might have added in his Preaching-a custom to be perpetuated by the Evangelists, as suggested by the passage in Mk
Isaiah - The elements in that vision forecast the major themes of his Preaching, particularly the transcendent nature of Yahweh, which may serve as a modern translation of Hebraic “holiness. ...
The prophet was married and was the father of two sons whose names symbolized Isaiah's public Preaching: Mahershalalhashbaz (the spoil speeds; the prey hastes), a conviction that Assyria would invade Syria and Israel about 734 B. They formed the backbone of a prophetic party in Judah who preserved his writings, sustained his political and religious power so that he had access to the person of the king, and arranged the final form of his Preaching in written form as can be seen by constant referral to the prophet in third person rather than first
Soul - (4) The descent of Christ into Hades, and His Preaching to the disobedient spirits there (1 Peter 3:18), plainly presuppose the possibility of repentance after death
Soul - (4) The descent of Christ into Hades, and His Preaching to the disobedient spirits there (1 Peter 3:18), plainly presuppose the possibility of repentance after death. … Did not the same dispensation obtain in Hades, so that even there, all the souls, on hearing the Preaching, might either exhibit repentance, or confess that their punishment was just because they believed not?’ (Strom. 16: ‘These Apostles and teachers, having fallen asleep, preached also to those who had fallen asleep before them, and themselves gave the seal of their Preaching
Mark, Gospel According to - 14) says that while Peter was Preaching the gospel at Rome, many of those present begged Mark to write down what was said. Further, (d) the Alexandrian Fathers Clement and Origen do not mention Mark’s Preaching at Alexandria—a strange silence; and (e) there is no hint till Hippolytus that there was more than one Mark; apparently the other writers identified the cousin of Barnabas and the disciple of Peter. It begins the narrative at the point when Peter could give his own recollections—at the Preaching of the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus. —Beginning with the Preaching of John and our Lord’s entering on His ministry, St
the Angel of the Church in Thyatira - As many as had ears to hear in Thyatira they could measure quite well by the increasing depth of his Preaching and his prayers the increasing depths of Satan through which their minister was wading all the week. But you are hearers, and good hearing is almost as scarce, and almost as costly to the hearer, as good Preaching is to the preacher
Surprise - The multitudes marvelled at His teaching, His healing, His forgiveness of sins, His wisdom in answering the questions of His opponents, and His grace in Preaching the gospel (Mark 1:22; Mark 1:27, Matthew 7:28-29, Mark 2:12; Mark 5:20; Mark 5:42, Matthew 9:8; Matthew 9:33; Matthew 12:23, Luke 9:43; Luke 7:49, Matthew 22:22, Luke 20:26; Luke 4:22)
Synagogue - It shows how Jesus' Preaching and teaching aroused strong negative reactions
Envy - Paul found, with mingled feelings, some men actually Preaching Christ from envy, moved to evangelical activity by the strange and sinister inspiration of uneasiness and displeasure at his own success as an apostle (Philippians 1:15) (see Faction)
Blood - "...
Acts 20:26 (a) The word in this case is used to represent the fact that Paul would not be held responsible for the death, the second death, of any of those whom he had contacted in his travels and Preaching
Corinth - Paul began, as usual, by Preaching in the synagogue, until the Jews violently opposed him, and blasphemed the name of Christ; when the Apostle, shaking his garment, and declaring their blood to be upon their own heads, left them, and made use afterward of a house adjoining the synagogue, belonging to a man named Justus
Synagogue - The last part of the service was the expounding of the Scriptures, and Preaching from them to the people
Peter - The seducers in Galatia were not really Preaching Peter’s gospel-they were perverting it (Galatians 1:7); it was as truly founded upon faith in Jesus the Messiah as was St. Here he experienced his remarkable vision, in which God showed him that he ‘should not call any man common or unclean,’ with the result that he went freely to the house of the Gentile Cornelius, Preaching that God is no respecter of persons. Soon after coming into contact with Jesus he abandoned his business as a fisherman in order to accompany the new Teacher on His Preaching tours. Actuated by the genuinely altruistic motive of mediating this new knowledge to their Jewish kinsmen, and desiring to fulfil as quickly as possible the conditions preliminary to the Kingdom’s coming, they began a vigorous Preaching activity to propagate the new faith
Paul - "They that were scattered abroad went everywhere Preaching the word. The time had not yet come for his entering on his great life-work of Preaching the gospel to the Gentiles. The soldiers who kept guard over Paul were of course changed at frequent intervals, and thus he had the opportunity of Preaching the gospel to many of them during these "two whole years," and with the blessed result of spreading among the imperial guards, and even in Caesar's household, an interest in the truth (Philippians 1:13 )
Light - In Luke 11:33 it is impossible to trace any very obvious connexion between this and what precedes, any more than between it and what follows, unless the idea of the editor is that Solomon’s wisdom and Jonah’s Preaching were frank and open to the world (hence Luke 11:33), while no sign (Luke 11:29) is needed if the inner heart be pure and true (Luke 11:34-38). The reference is not to Apostles but to Christians in general, nor is Preaching in view. had arrived, even when the Baptist was Preaching (cf
Holy Spirit - This principle is common to the Messianic hope, the Preaching of John the Baptist, the witness of Jesus to Himself, and the message of His disciples in all its various forms. , with his progress in knowledge, his felicity, or his moral growth and perfection; what was expected from the Spirit was rather the equipment for the effective work necessary to the Preaching of Christ and the institution of the Church Hence the apostles were regarded as in a supreme degree the mediators of the Spirit (cf. Moreover, even if in that age the Gosper still clung closely to the Jewish expectation of the Messiah, dissociating the working of the Spirit from the present, and assigning it wholly to the coming dispensation-the idea being that the Spirit would raise from the dead all who had been baptized into Christ-yet, even on that hypothesis, the Preaching of Christ must still have embraced the promise of the Spirit
Paul as a Student - Your profiting will appear also in the strength, and the depth, and the spirituality, and the experimentalness, and the perennial freshness, of your teaching and your Preaching. It was of Paul, and of the law of God in Paul's Preaching, that our Lord spake when He said, "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Yes, gentlemen, you may tonight be in as absolute ignorance of all that as the apostle once was; but, I tell you, there still lies scope and opportunity in all that for your most scholarly, most logical, and most philosophical, minds, and for your most eloquent, impressive, and prevailing Preaching
Jonath - If I go and preach that Preaching to them; if I go and warn and alarm them; and if they repent and turn them to God; then it were better I were dead. And, then, when he was shut up to choose between Preaching in Nineveh, or making his bed in the belly of hell; and, then, when his compulsory Preaching ended as he felt sure it would end-it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry
John - Because of his life in the wilderness, his priestly background, his Preaching of repentance to Israel, and his practice of baptism, it is often suggested that John grew up among the Essenes at Qumran. John's Preaching emphasized the coming judgment, the need for repentance, and the coming of the Messiah
Dominicans - A religious order; in some places called Jacobins, and in other Predicants, or Preaching friars. Augustin; to which Dominic added several austere precepts and observances, obliging the brethren to take a vow of absolute poverty, and also the title of Preaching friars, because public instruction was the main end of their institution, and to abandon entirely all their revenues and possessions
Gospel - John's own Preaching is gospel, too (Luke 3:18 ): it warns sinners of impending doom and urges them to repent before the axe falls (3:7-9); it assures the repentant of forgiveness (3:3) and membership in Messiah's community (3:17). Mark 13:10 and Matthew 24:14 foretell the Preaching of the gospel of the kingdom to the Gentiles
Imagination - And it must be brief and portable, for it was meant not merely for those who listened to Him at the time, but also for those who should afterwards ‘believe in his name’ through the ‘preaching and teaching’ of the eye-witnesses and auditors of His earthly ministry. —The example of the Great Teacher still applies to those whose business it is to carry on the Christian function of Preaching
Matthew - ' Matthew had always tried to stand well out of eyeshot of our Lord when He was Preaching. It needed a practised, and an assiduous, and an understanding pen to take down the Sermon on the Mount, and to report and arrange the parables, and to seize with such correctness and with such insight the terrible sermons of his Master's last week of Preaching
Elijah - A passion of scorn and contempt; a passion of anger and revenge; a passion of sadness and dejection and despair; a passion of Preaching; a passion of prayer. 'Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me in this matter of Preaching
Calling - This promulgation of the Gospel, by the personal ministry of the Apostle, under the name of calling, is also referred to in Galatians 1:6 : "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ," obviously meaning, that it was he himself who had called them, by his Preaching, to embrace the grace of Christ. "But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God;" the wisdom and efficacy of the Gospel being, of course, acknowledged in their very profession of Christ, in opposition to those to whom the Preaching of "Christ crucified" was "a stumbling block," and "foolishness," 1 Corinthians 1:24
Peter - " The miracle was no doubt intended for a sign to the four disciples of what success should afterward follow their ministry in Preaching the doctrine of his kingdom; and therefore Jesus said unto them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men;" on which they quitted their boats and nets, and thenceforth became the constant associates of the Saviour, during the whole of his public ministry, Luke 18:28 . Peter, by his zeal and success in Preaching the Gospel, having attracted the notice of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Herod Agrippa, who, to please the Jews, had killed St
House - And if it may be presumed that our Savior, at the healing of the paralytic, was Preaching in a house of this fashion, we Preaching in a house of this fashion, we may, by attending only to the structure of it, give no small light to one circumstance of that history, which has given great offence to some unbelievers
Haggai - Personal name of a sixth century prophet meaning, “festive” and of the book preserving his Preaching
Ephesians, Epistle to - " It is a book "which sounds the lowest depths of Christian doctrine, and scales the loftiest heights of Christian experience;" and the fact that the apostle evidently expected the Ephesians to understand it is an evidence of the "proficiency which Paul's converts had attained under his Preaching at Ephesus
Simon Magus - ’ When Philip reached Samaria, and, Preaching the gospel, gathered many into the Church, Simon also fell under the influence of his message
Barnabas - )...
The latter must be wrong; for there could be no difficulty about Preaching to Greek speaking Jews), and the news reached Jerusalem, the church there sent Barnabas to Antioch; "who when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad and exhorted (in consonance with his surname, "son of exhortation") them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord" (Acts 11:22-24)
Hussites - Lord Jesus Christ, assist and help me, that with a firm and present mind, by thy most powerful grace I may undergo this most cruel and ignominious death, to which I am condemned for Preaching the truth of thy most holy Gospel
Mary Magdalene - She, with the rest of the healed women, accompanied Him in one of His tours "throughout every city and village of Galilee, Preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God, the twelve being with Him" (1618106776_33-3)
Timothy - By this time Paul was in Corinth, and Timothy helped in the Preaching there (2 Corinthians 1:19)
Jews in the New Testament - ...
Following his conviction that the gospel should be preached first to the Jews (Romans 1:16 ), Paul on his missionary journeys began his Preaching in the Jewish synagogues—at Salamis on Cyprus (Acts 13:5 ), at Iconium (Acts 14:1 ), at Thessalonica (Acts 17:1 ), at Athens (Acts 17:15-17 ), and at Corinth (Acts 18:1 )
Gentiles - ...
In the apostolic Preaching the promise to Abraham (Genesis 12:3 ; Genesis 18:18 ) found fulfillment (Galatians 3:8 )
Elder - As the Jewish character of the Jerusalem church increased with the departure of Philip, Peter, and others more amenable to Preaching to Gentiles, the synagogue pattern probably became even more pronounced in Jerusalem
Fast, Fasting - The same formula appears in Ezra 8:21 and Jonah 3:5 , in the last instance initiated by the people of Nineveh as an expression of their repentance at Jonah's Preaching
Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit - Hence, we find Paul's Preaching of Christ crucified being repudiated; this would appear to be "blasphemy against the Spirit" as well (Acts 13:8,45 ; 14:2 ; 18:6 ; 19:13-16 )
Word - This message is the word of the cross (Galatians 3:1 ) and is the core content of Paul's Preaching (1 Corinthians 2:2 )
Haggai, Theology of - Through their effective Preaching, Zerubbabel the governor and Joshua the high priest were able to complete the "second temple" by 515 b
Faustus (11), Sometimes Called the Breton - But his own flock at Riez, deeply moved by his life and Preaching, and warmly attached to his memory, insisted on giving him a local canonization as Sanctus Faustus Reiensis ; they erected a basilica, dedicated in his name, and kept Jan
Ascension - Like the Virgin-birth, it did not form a part of the primitive Preaching, nor does it belong to the evidences of Christianity
Bethabara - ’ The place was, therefore, one suitable for the purposes of the Baptist in Preaching and baptizing; and it has been usually identified, though this is not precisely stated in the text, with the scene of the baptism of our Lord
Power of the Keys - By and by Peter falls into the background, and we find Paul and Barnabas rehearsing to the Church how God through their Preaching had ‘opened a door of faith unto the Gentiles’ ( Acts 14:27 )
Philip the Evangelist - He began his Preaching among the Samaritans apparently in the principal city of the district, in Sebaste or Samaria itself
Publishing - See, further, Preaching, Revelation
Cyprus - Barnabas and Paul further helped the growth of the church in Cyprus by conducting a Preaching tour that stretched from one end of the island to the other
Timothy And Titus Epistles to - -Formal reminder of warning once given at Ephesus in person against false teaching, which substitutes idle speculation for Christian love, springing out of a pure heart and unfeigned faith, which it is the aim of Preaching to produce. Timothy, the thought of whose hereditary faith is a constant source of intense joy and affection to the Apostle, is urged to fan into flame his gift of Preaching the gospel of Divine power, which cannot fail, even though thereby he, like Paul, may suffer. Of this gospel of salvation from death unto eternal life in Christ Jesus, Paul is an apostle and teacher, and he has made no mistake in committing himself to God in its service though he is a prisoner; and now Timothy is, by his Preaching through the indwelling Spirit, to guard this pure gospel of faith and love in Christ
Organization (2) - The Apostolate has no status except for its missionary purpose, and though the Apostles may have the power to forgive sins (John 20:23), or to exorcize evil spirits (Mark 6:7), or to heal the sick (Matthew 10:8), these are secondary to the work of Preaching (Mark 6:12-13). He certainly accepted from the past the act of baptism as employed by John (Matthew 21:25 || Mark 11:30, Luke 20:4), and commanded its practice (Matthew 28:19), though not Himself actually baptizing (John 4:2), and clearly impressing one Apostle with the minor importance of baptism (1 Corinthians 1:17) as compared with Preaching—the baptism of the Spirit (Matthew 3:11 || Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16, John 1:26). The Apostles continued to spend themselves in Preaching and in prayer; and as they needed assistance in these, they would naturally turn to their ‘helps’ (1 Corinthians 12:28), those ‘men of good report, full of the Spirit and of wisdom’ (Acts 6:3), who would thus, by giving occasional instruction and spiritual guidance, become practising ministers of the word, though their almonry would remain the distinctive duty of these ‘deacons,’ and the key Co their expected morality (1 Timothy 3:8 ff
Bible, Authority of the - Second, the Bible's testimony is sustained by the use of the Bible in the church, as its authority has been recognized and found to be effective for the definition of doctrine and ethics, the public Preaching of the gospel, and private devotion. Here we unite the devotional and doctrinal use of Scripture, its place in Preaching, private reading, the great doctrinal controversies, and the anguish of the believer persecuted or bereft who turns to the Word of God for comfort from God himself
Corinth - The immoralities abounding outside at Corinth, and the craving even within the church for Greek philosophy and rhetoric which Apollos' eloquent style gratified, rather than for the simple Preaching of Christ crucified (1 Corinthians 2:1, etc. Having stayed for a time at Troas Preaching with success (2 Corinthians 2:12-13), he went on to Macedonia to meet Titus there, since he was disappointed in not finding him at Troas as he had expected
Luke, Gospel of - The apostle is seen Preaching and teaching in Rome openly without hindrance as Acts draws to a close. His Gospel is generally recognized to reflect Peter's Preaching about Christ
Knowledge - Paul admits that for the knowledge of the facts of Christ’s life he and others are indebted to the testimony of witnesses (1 Corinthians 15:3), and that for bringing faith and knowledge the Preaching of the word of truth is invaluable, but he insists pre-eminently that in all true knowledge of God in Christ the spirit of man is directly acted upon by the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 2:4-6, Ephesians 3:5). -Much of the earliest teaching of the apostles was to demonstrate that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ of God (Acts 2:36), and the object of all their knowledge and Preaching might be summed up in the phrase of St
Claims (of Christ) - ), and that by so describing Himself He was claiming to bring in personally and establish upon earth that very kingdom of God which formed the constant theme of His Preaching (see Matthew 26:64). See Preaching Christ, 5 (c)
Apocrypha, New Testament - ...
The Acts of Peter is a late second-century writing that tells of Peter defending the Church from a heretic named Simon Magus by public Preaching. ...
Other later apocryphal acts include: the Apostolic History of Abdias , the Fragmentary Story of Andrew , the Ascents of James , the Martyrdom of Matthew ; the Preaching of Peter, Slavonic Acts of Peter , the Passion of Paul , Passion of Peter, Passion of Peter and Paul ; the Acts of Andrew and Matthias, Andrew and Paul , Paul and Thecla, Barnabas, James the Great, Peter and Andrew, Peter and Paul , Philip , and Thaddaeus . These include the Agrapha (a collection of sayings attributed to Jesus), the Preachings of Peter , the Clementine Homilies and Recognitions , the Apocryphon of John , the Apocryphon of James , and certain Gnostic writings such as the Pistis Sophia , the Wisdom of Jesus , and the Books of Jeu
John the Baptist - And anything but a reed; and with anything on but the soft clothing that they put on in kings' houses!'...
And, now, from such a divinity-student as that, and after thirty years of such a curriculum and probationership as that, what kind of Preaching would you go to church to look for? A dumb dog that cannot bark? A trencher-chaplain? A soft thing of gown and bands and lawn sleeves? A candidate for a manse and a stipend? "O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth, therefore, fruits meet for repentance. " The greatest preacher of the past generation when Preaching to a congregation of young preachers said this to them: "He who has before his mental eye the four last things will have the true earnestness
James the Lord's Brother - Not another syllable more is told us about Joseph or Mary, or any of their household, till the Preaching of the Baptist broke in on that house, as on all the houses of the land, like the coming of the kingdom of heaven. In His public Preaching He was compelled to denounce what James scrupulously practised as the law of Moses and the law of God
Presence - ) Such an event is indeed connected by the Apostle with ‘prophecy,’ or, as we should call it, Preaching, but it is not only, perhaps not mainly, the sermon that thus overwhelmingly convinces the outsider of the presence of God in a people. These, added to a Preaching of the Word of God which is alive and powerful, piercing and exposing, cleansing and comforting, are the signs and tokens of the presence of God in a community, and are visible not only to those within but to those without the circle
Tongues, Gift of - But Acts says nothing, about Preaching; the gift is never found in NT in connexion with evangelization; the passages in 1 Cor
Prophesy - Thus, by their response to this word, the people determine in large part what the future holds, as is well illustrated by the response of the Ninevites to Jonah’s Preaching
Libertines - The depth of his feeling may have prevented him from referring to this often in Preaching or otherwise, but would not have debarred him from doing so in conversation with a trusted friend like St
Sabbath - Paul Preaching at Troas, when the disciples came to break bread
Timothy, Letters to - In view of this, Timothy is to be an example to all, through enduring suffering patiently and Preaching the Word constantly (3:10-4:5)
Micah, Book of - God judges false Preaching (Micah 2:6-11 )
Freedom - In the example of the Exodus and the Preaching of the prophets, whoever is oppressed is viewed as a slave, and God desires that the oppression stop
Bible, Formation And Canon of - Certainly the divine authority claimed by the great prophets of Israel attached to the books which preserved their Preaching
Lamb, Lamb of God - Luke provides the interpretation of Isaiah 53:7-8 in the early church, through the Preaching of Philip to the Ethiopian official ( Acts 8:26-40 )
Growth Increase - Paul’s Preaching had kindled and Apollos had nourished; but the work of both would have been ineffective but for God’s working, His making the seed to grow and increase (1 Corinthians 3:7)
Jealousy (2) - Preaching Christ)
Manaen (2) - But we know at least that he passed through the Gospel period of John the Baptist’s Preaching and Jesus Christ’s ministry
Columba (1) Columcille - Whether by the charge of the synod of Teltown, that he must win as many souls to Christ by his Preaching as lives were lost at Cul-Dreimhne, or through his own feeling of remorse, or his great desire for the conversion of the heathen he left Ireland in 563, being 42 years old, and, traversing the sea in a currach of wickerwork covered with hides, landed with his 12 companions on the small island of I, Hy, I-colmkille, Iova, or Iona, situated about 2 miles off the S
Maronites - Their labours consist in Preaching in their church, in instructing children in the catechism, Thomas a Kempis, and the Psalms, and in teaching them to read and write
Feasts - Paul, "then is our Preaching vain, and your faith is also vain
pe'Ter - Peter did not live, as a mere laboring man, in a hut by the seaside, but first at Bethsaida, and afterward in a house at Capernaum belonging to himself or his mother-in-law, which must have been rather a large one, since he received in it not only our Lord and his fellow disciples, but multitudes who were attracted by the miracles and Preaching of Jesus
Election - It urges them on in their Preaching, so that people might hear the message of grace that is God’s means of bringing his chosen to himself (John 10:14-16; 1618106776_67; Acts 13:48; Acts 18:10; Romans 10:13-14; 2 Timothy 2:10)
Luke, Gospel of - It includes the preparatory Preaching of John the Baptist (3:1-20), the baptism of Jesus (3:21-22), Jesus’ genealogy (3:23-38) and the devil’s temptation of Jesus in the wilderness (4:1-13)
Elder - ...
All elders should have some ability at teaching (1 Timothy 3:2), though some will be more gifted than others, and therefore more occupied than others, in public Preaching (1 Timothy 5:17)
Sacraments - But it may be replied that the books of the NT do not purport to be comprehensive; that they are occasional or specific in their character; that not one of them is, or professes to contain, a systematic manual of first principles; that all of them assume the concurrent operation of evangelistic Preaching and oral instruction; that, when read as addressed to churches in which sacramental observance was invariable and presupposed, they are at once perceived to be really interwoven with manifold allusions to the sacramental life unobserved before. Paul disparaged Baptism as compared with Preaching. Paul not recognized the primary importance of Baptism as the sacrament of initiation into the Church, had he not supposed that his administration of it was more liable than his Preaching to encourage the party watchword-‘I am of Paul,’ he would not have adverted to his apostolic practice in this connexion
Miracles (2) - The account of the Baptist’s Preaching (without the reference to the prophetic witness). Preaching in synagogue (mere repetition apart from healing of leper and casting out devil). Call of disciples (commission reduced to Preaching and teaching
Mark, Gospel According to - 200) says that while Peter was Preaching the Gospel at Rome (ct. ’ Internal evidence to a considerable extent confirms, however indirectly, the Patristic evidence (§ 1) that Mark wrote down the Preaching of Peter. The Second Gospel describes shortly the Baptist’s Preaching and the baptism of our Lord, and then records at length the Galilæan ministry
Parousia - -In Acts we come closest perhaps to the practical working of the eschatological beliefs in the early Church, and find the most direct expression of them in the early apostolic Preaching. Whatever may be the opinion as to the literary tradition at work in the speeches of Acts, and the accuracy with which the words of the various speakers have been reported, there can be no doubt that they are a faithful representation of the kind of Preaching that marked the early stages of the growth of the Church. They show how largely the eschatological element bulked in the primitive apostolic Preaching
Baptism - John's Preaching was "Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens is at hand," the latter phrase referring to Daniel 2:44; Daniel 7:14. Preaching, no doubt, takes the precedency of baptism with the apostles, whose office was evangelistic rather than pastoral (1 Corinthians 1:14; 1 Corinthians 1:17)
the Man Who Cast Seed Into the Round And it Grew up he Knew Not How - ...
If we only had the eyes to see it, there is not a little of our Lord's teaching and Preaching that is autobiographical, and experimental, and is consequently of the nature of a personal testimony. There is another side, of course, to supplement all that; but one side is enough for one sermon of His, in our Lord's manner of Preaching the kingdom
the Sower Who Went Forth to Sow - Till, as He walked about and meditated, He would draw out to Himself the manifold likenesses between nature and grace; between the husbandry of the farm and the husbandry of the pulpit; when He would lay up all His meditations in His mind and in His heart, till we see and hear it all coming out of His mind and out of His heart in the teaching and the Preaching of the text. All last summer, every Monday, I got letters full of joy over the Preaching that had been provided in this pulpit
Acts - Even when they preached, the disciples thought of Jesus as literally present in their Preaching. Even foreign prisons cannot keep God's missionaries from Preaching the gospel (Acts 28:17-31 )
Antioch - The diaspora that followed the death of Stephen brought many fugitive Jewish Christian preachers to Antioch, and some Cypriotes and Cyrenians among them inaugurated a new era by going beyond the Hellenist Jews for an audience and Preaching to ‘the Greeks also’ (Acts 11:20). In no other Asian city, except Ephesus, was the influence of his Preaching so far-reaching
Barnabas - Saul of Tarsus a disciple of Jesus Christ! Saul of Tarsus converted, and baptized, and Preaching Jesus Christ! No! Depend upon it, this is but another deep-set snare for our feet! This is but another trap baited for us by our bitter enemies! So all the disciples said concerning Saul, and they all bore themselves to Saul accordingly. The apostolic Preaching had an instantaneous and an immense success at Antioch, and it was its very success that raised there also, and with such acuteness, all those doctrinal and disciplinary disputes that fill with such distress the book of the Acts, and the earlier Epistles of Paul
Apostle - The Apostles, however, were not discouraged nor restrained; they counted it an honour to suffer such indignities, in token of their affection to their Master, and zeal in his cause; and they persisted in Preaching daily in the courts of the temple, and in other places, that Jesus of Nazareth was the promised and long expected Messiah. After the Christian religion had been planted in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria, and sent into Ethiopia, one of the uttermost parts of the earth, Acts 1:8 ; and after it had been preached about eight years to the Jews only, God, in his wise and merciful providence, disposed things for the Preaching of it among the Gentiles
Simon Magus - If we read Acts 8 , which relates, the Preaching of Philip, in connexion with c. , which tells of several days spent by Luke in Philip's house, we have the simple explanation of the insertion of the former chapter, that Luke gladly included in his history a narrative of the early Preaching of the gospel communicated by an eye-witness
Teach, Teacher - Worley, Preaching and Teaching in the Earliest Church ; R
Malachi - But still they cavil at God's service bringing no "profit," while God's people commune together; so "the day of the Lord" cometh, consuming to the proud scorners, but with healing beams of the Sun of righteousness to fearers of God's name; ushered in by the forerunner Elijah, Preaching a return to the law of Moses, and to the piety of Israel's forefathers, lest Jehovah come and smite the earth with a curse
Apostle - Their early mission in Jesus' lifetime, to preach repentance and perform miracles in Jesus' name, was restricted to Israel, to prepare the way for the subsequent gospel Preaching to the Jews first, on and after Pentecost (Acts 3:25)
Resurrection - ...
The resurrection was therefore a central theme in the apostles’ Preaching
Hosea - In any case we may somewhat safely infer that Hosea became a prophet before he had learned his wife’s unfaithfulness, and that in his earnest Preaching he, like Amos, denounced inhumanity as offensive to God; for this is the purpose of the name Jezreel ; the house of Jehu, established by means of bloodshed and inhumanity ( Hosea 1:4 ), is about to be punished
Magi - He endeavoured to supersede Nature-worship by the Preaching of a highly abstract monotheism
Beatitudes - ...
The similarity between Matthew's Sermon on the Mount (5-7) and Luke's Sermon on the Plain (6:17-49), in which both place their beatitudes, points to a specific occasion in Jesus' ministry, probably near Capernaum, without ruling out the possibility that they were basic to his ordinary Preaching at other times (see Matthew 4:23-25 )
Work - Such activities are those that concern the Preaching of the gospel, the planting of churches and the building up of God’s people
Son of Man - In His Preaching, He sowed the seed of God's kingdom (Matthew 13:37 ), for He came to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10 )
Offices in the New Testament - The prophets, similar to those in the Old Testament, were probably those who had demonstrated a gift for inspired Preaching
Sign - God was at work in Jesus' Preaching of repentance as God had worked in Jonah
Lord's Day, the - Luke has little to say about early Christian observance of the Sabbath, apart from recording Paul's Preaching on the Sabbath in Jewish synagogues (Acts 13:14,42 , 44 ; 17:2 ; 18:4 ; 16:13 ), which perhaps says less about Paul's commitment to Sabbath observance than about his missionary strategy
Repentance - There the temple authorities are confronted by Jesus with their failure to repent at the Preaching of John
Diana - Paul’s Preaching, which appealed to the better educated classes, drew many away from the coarse and barbarous cult of Artemis
Sign - We learn also that in the ministry of Preaching we shall not gather in a harvest for Him except as He directs both as to the manner and the place
Pharisees - But the Pharisees found their main function in teaching and Preaching
Call, Called, Calling - , Matthew 10:1 ; Acts 5:40 ; James 5:14 ; (b) "God's call to Gentiles through the Gospel," Acts 2:39 ; (c) the Divine call in entrusting men with the Preaching of the Gospel," Acts 13:2 ; 16:10
Baptism - John the Baptist also practised baptism, demanding it of those who responded to his Preaching and repented of their sins (Luke 3:1-8; John 3:22-23; Acts 13:24; Isaiah 42:1-47)
Inspiration And Revelation - -When the apostles or Christians of the first generation preach to Jews, their Preaching, so far as we have record of it, is always an appeal to history, sometimes on a larger scale, sometimes on a smaller. When the Preaching is fullest and most systematic, it starts from a survey, more or less complete, of the history of Israel as a Heilsgeschichte or scheme of Redemption, pre-determined in the counsels of God and worked out in the history of the Chosen People. The Preaching which the Apostle has in his mind has for its object that those to whom it is addressed might know-i
Turning - Peter, Preaching to the multitude in Solomon’s Porch, says, ‘Repent ye therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out’ (Acts 3:19), the turning he demands is unquestionably the kind of turning that conversion implies. And what are those great appeals that Jesus constantly makes—for a taking up of the cross in order to follow Him (Matthew 16:24 ||), for a willingness to lose one’s life in order to find it (Matthew 10:39, Matthew 16:25, Matthew 18:8-9), for a ‘hating’ of one’s dearest friends in order to be His disciple (Luke 14:26)—but a demand for conversion, even though the figure of turning is not employed?...
In the story of the Apostolic Church, again, we have constant illustrations of the great spiritual change—the 3000 souls brought into the Church on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:41), and those who thereafter were added to them day by day (Acts 2:47); the results that everywhere followed the Preaching of the word, whether by the lips of evangelists (Acts 8:5-6; Acts 8:12, Acts 11:21; Acts 11:24) or Apostles (Acts 9:35, Acts 10:44, Acts 14:1 etc. And this is confirmed when we find that in the record of the Apostolic Preaching conversion or turning is associated with repentance on the one hand and faith on the other
Gospels (2) - It is evident, therefore, that a narrative of the main facts in the history of Jesus must have been from the very first the foundation or framework of the Preaching of those who propagated His religion. This is the barest outline of the main features in the first Christian Preaching: the accomplishment in Jesus of all that was hoped for in the Christ; His death and resurrection illuminating the dark places of prophecy, and proving the truth of His own claims; judgment; repentance; baptism. Paul’s use of the word ‘gospel’ as meaning the substance of his evangelic Preaching, would naturally suggest the application of the term to a narrative embodying all that it was necessary to know of the life of Jesus Christ as a means of salvation
Trinity - Peter Preaching to Jews, and emphasizing two associated truths: (1) the Sonship and Messiahship of Jesus, as proved by the Resurrection, and (2) the consequent relation of the hearers to Him as to a Saviour and Master. Yet in the Preaching of St
Ibas, Bishop of Edessa - This was very distasteful to those who held the strong anti-Nestorian views of their late bishop, and they speedily planned to secure his deposition, by spreading charges against him of openly Preaching heretical doctrines. Thomas the Apostle, who was said, after Preaching in Parthia, to have been buried there (Socr
Evangelize, Evangelism - " Such Preaching in John's case is termed "exhortation" (3:18). He may say power, the Holy Spirit, and deep conviction accompanied the Preaching (1 Thessalonians 1:5 )
Winter - ’ As against this rejection by the self-righteous of the message of repentance and forgiveness, ‘Wisdom’s children’ (here those who had repented at the Preaching of John, cf. ’ This is manifest from the figures of wailing versus piping, mourning versus dancing, fasting versus feasting, Preaching of Jonah versus wisdom of Solomon
Paul the Apostle - Paul's conversion was never the focal point of his Preachinghe preached Christ, not his personal experience (2 Corinthians 4:5 )but it does not fail to influence him in later years (Acts 22:2-12 ; 26:2-18 ). Paul's writings all arise from the crucible of missionary activity and the theological effort required to educate and sustain those who found Christ through his Preaching. Paul's Preaching in Acts 13:17 and his numerous references to Abraham in Romans and Galatians (9 references in each epistle see also 2 Corinthians 11:22 ) confirm that Paul did not see himself as founder of a new religion
Coming to Christ - It is the keynote of the whole NT and of all evangelical thought and Preaching. Immediately after the Crucifixion and Ascension, however, these two great historical facts are placed in the foreground of Apostolic Preaching, e
the Man Which Sowed Good Seed in His Field But His Enemy Came And Sowed Tares Among the Wheat - "...
And a greater than Fitzjames Stephen, the Golden-mouth of the English Church himself, says in his Discourse of the Liberty of Prophesying-"Let all errors be as much and as zealously suppressed as may be: but let it be done by such means as are proper instruments for their suppression; by Preaching and disputation, by charity and sweetness, by holiness of life, by assiduity of exhortation, by the Word of God and prayer. And now, before leaving this point, I will add this-I am not an author, nor a journalist, but a preacher, and I will therefore add this-that he is a happy preacher who has lived through many times and seasons of temptation, and has never sown some of the tares of his own temper, and of his own partial mind, in his Preaching, and even in his prayers
Dispersion - 433), but if they refer to tumults in the Jewish quarter caused by the Preaching of the gospel, we may conjecture that Aquila, a Jew of the Dispersion, had been one of its preachers (Acts 18:2). Was it by means of some of these (Acts 2:10), returning to their native synagogue ‘in the power of the Spirit,’ that the faith or Christ first reached the city of Rome? At Antioch, some Cyprian and Cyrenaean Christians were the first to take the bold step of ‘speaking unto the Gentiles also, Preaching Jesus as the Lord’ (Acts 11:20, ‘where the sense of the passage seems to require Ἕλληνας’ Dispersion - 433), but if they refer to tumults in the Jewish quarter caused by the Preaching of the gospel, we may conjecture that Aquila, a Jew of the Dispersion, had been one of its preachers (Acts 18:2). Was it by means of some of these (Acts 2:10), returning to their native synagogue ‘in the power of the Spirit,’ that the faith or Christ first reached the city of Rome? At Antioch, some Cyprian and Cyrenaean Christians were the first to take the bold step of ‘speaking unto the Gentiles also, Preaching Jesus as the Lord’ (Acts 11:20, ‘where the sense of the passage seems to require Ἕλληνας’ Conversion - Whatever means and methods God uses to influence individuals—the Preaching and teaching of truth, the prayers of the church, the circumstances of life—are the result of God's grace
Joel - Prophet whose Preaching ministry produced the Book of Joel
Thessalonica - His Preaching and reasoning on three successive Sabbaths-or perhaps during three whole weeks (σάββατα)-ended in the inevitable quarrel between Jew and Jewish Christian
Restitution - John proclaimed in Preaching the baptism of repentance
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Preaching is rather connected with the unlocal ministry of apostles, prophets, and evangelists: but in their absence the whole function of public worship would devolve on the local ministry of bishops and deacons
Rock - When they come in contact with Him, through Preaching, or through the Scriptures, they stumble and fall
Servant of the Lord - Paul also utilized Isaiah 49:6 as his Preaching became "a light for the Gentiles" ( Acts 13:47 )
Gentiles (2) - ’ And there are other passages, such as Matthew 24:14; Matthew 26:13, from which it is plain that our Lord contemplated the world-wide Preaching of the gospel by His followers, the fulfilment, in fact, of the ancient prediction to the father of the faithful: ‘In thy seed shall all the nations (goiïm) of the earth be blessed’ (Genesis 22:18)
Barnabas - In any case, the statement of Acts implies that Barnabas was noted for his prophetic or Preaching gifts; and comparison with Acts 14:12 probably warrants the further inference that he was more fluent in Aramaic than in Greek
Prudence - It was to spiritual believers, won by His Preaching of the Father, who felt that He, the meek and lowly One, had the words of eternal life, that He made known the fact that He was God’s Messiah
Vigilantius - He was for a time favourably impressed by what he saw at Bethlehem, and on one occasion, when Jerome was Preaching upon the reality of the body at the resurrection, sprang up, and with applause of hands and feet saluted Jerome as champion of orthodoxy ( Ep
Dates (2) - The Baptism of Jesus might be settled, but not very approximately, by (1) the statement (Luke 3:23) that He was ὡσεὶ ἐτῶν τριάκοντα ἀρχόμενος (at the beginning of His ministry); (2) the date of the Baptist’s Preaching, Luke 3:1 ‘Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar … the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness’; and (3) by the retort of the Jews in John 2:20 ‘Forty and six years was this temple in building. ...
(2) The Preaching of the Baptist is the terminus a quo of the baptism of Jesus, and is assigned to the 15th year of Tiberius. For Mark 1:14 (‘Now after that John was put in prison Jesus came into Galilee Preaching’) refers to an event, the imprisonment of the Baptist, which was clearly later than
Old Testament (ii. Christ as Student And Interpreter of). - For instance, in Luke 11:29-30 our Lord says that no sign shall be given to the men of His own generation save the sign of Jonah; ‘for even,’ He adds, ‘as Jonah became a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of Man be to this generation … the men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it: for they repented at the Preaching of Jonah, and behold a greater than Jonah is here. ’s understanding of the saying the parallel between Jonah and Christ is that of the preacher of righteonsness, and the result that his Preaching had upon his hearers; but when we turn to the parallel in Matthew 12:40, we find the sign distinctly given as the fact of Jonah’s being three days and nights in the maw of the sea-monster, and as a parallel with the Son of Man’s being three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. we should judge that the reference was made only to Jonah’s Preaching and the subsequent repentance of the Ninevites (Luke 11:29; Luke 11:32)
Gentiles - The Jews, filled with jealousy, contradict and rail at the Preaching of the gospel. ...
It has been contended that although His Preaching contained ‘a vital love of God and men, which may be described as “implicit universalism,” the Gentile mission cannot have lain within the horizon of Jesus
Elect, Election - Moreover, the Evangelists seem to have established an intimate connexion in the consciousness of early Christianity between His second coming and the Preaching of His gospel to ‘the cities of Israel’ (Acts 3:26, Romans 1:16; see Edersheim, Life and Times, i. ‘It might, of course, be objected, that the idea of the universality of the judgment leaves no sufficient reason for restricting the disciples’ work to the Jewish people, and that the heathen were perhaps even in more urgent need of the disciples’ Preaching than the Jews, since to the latter had been given the Law and the Prophets
Peter, the Epistles of - Troas was the scene of Paul's Preaching, raising Eutychus, and staying with Carpus long subsequently. 7; 9; 10) alludes to its references to Noah's Preaching and Lot's deliverance (compare 1618106776_6; 2 Peter 2:9)
Jeremiah - That is to say, it was the inborn, original, and unparalleled sensibility of Jeremiah's mind and heart that the Lord took up and turned to His own service both in the Preaching of this prophet and in the production of this book, which stands to this day second only to the Psalms as the most spiritual book in the Old Testament. And if one here and another there should smite you as Pashur smote Jeremiah, say to him, 'The Lord hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magor-missabib,' and go on with your heart-searching and heart-sanctifying Preaching to other people
Tyre - Some of her citizens came to hear the Preaching of Jesus (Acts 21:3-7 )
Exile - The Preaching of Haggai and Zechariah (520-519 B
Jeremiah - Still his Preaching emphasized a high respect for prophets whose warning words could have saved the people if they had listened (Jeremiah 7:25 ; Jeremiah 26:4 ; Jeremiah 29:17-19 ; Jeremiah 35:13 )
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They meet every Lord's day for the purpose of Preaching, praying, and exhorting to love and good works
Philippians - (There is no hint that these were Preaching a false gospel; Paul rejoiced in their work, Philippians 1:15-18 )
Church Government - With this Preaching went the founding and general care of churches, though not their ordinary government
Election - (2) If salvation is based on election, then why preach the gospel? Because God has chosen Preaching as the means to awaken faith in the elect (1 Corinthians 1:21 )
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Christianity in Macedonia The Christian message came to Macedonia through the Preaching of the apostle Paul
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Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the church did mission by Preaching Jesus (Acts 2:1 ; Acts 8:35 ; Acts 10:36-44 ; 1 Corinthians 2:1-2 )
Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament - The frequent use of certain Old Testament texts, such as Psalm 110:1 , Isaiah 43:1 , and so forth, in the Preaching and writing of the early church and the discovery of such collections at Qumran seem to support such a possibility
Jesus Christ - John the Baptist, in the fifteenth year of Tiberius, Luke 3:1, produced a deep impression by Preaching repentance
Christian - Paul’s Preaching of the Kingdom, carrying with it the idea of Christians as an army, would suggest comparison with the followers of great military leaders (Pompeians, Herodians), greatly to the discredit of Christ and Christians
Following - Jesus did not recognize such duties as sufficient to justify delay in Preaching the gospel
Providence - "They that were scattered abroad" by persecutors "went everywhere Preaching the word" (Acts 8:4), the storm that would rend the oak scatters its seed in every direction
Faith - This is called "repentance toward God," and repentance being the first subject of evangelical Preaching, and then the injunction to believe the Gospel, it is plain, that Christ is only immediately held out, in this divine plan of our redemption, as the object, of trust in order to forgiveness to persons in this state of penitence, and under this sense of danger
Jordan - It is evident, also, from the history of Josephus, that a wilderness or desert of considerable extent stretched along the river Jordan in the times of the New Testament; which was undoubtedly the wilderness mentioned by the evangelists, where John the Baptist came Preaching and baptizing
Nero, Claudius Caesar - No doubt it received a great impetus from the Preaching of St
Thessalonians Epistles to the - The result of his Preaching was the conversion of a few of the Jews, of a great multitude of Greek proselytes, and of a considerable number of the principal women. Adversaries of the apostles had misrepresented their motives in Preaching at Thessalonica, possibly making capital out of their secret departure from the city (1 Thessalonians 2:3 ff
Kingdom Kingdom of God - Mark-the Kingdom of God is the main topic of Christ’s Preaching. In Acts it occurs 8 times, 6 of them being references to speaking or Preaching about the Kingdom
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(g) We should also have expected some reference to the Death and Resurrection of Christ, and to Messianic doctrine, which, as all the evidence seems to show, formed the staple of early Christian Preaching. ...
(g) These facts were the staple of missionary Preaching; here the author can assume them as known
Gospel - Paul’s gospel is the message brought by the Apostle in his Preaching. ; all aspects are included), ‘Jesus came into Galilee Preaching the gospel of God
Pharaoh - Laugh at their weak impressions and at their foolish praises, and tell them that they have never heard Preaching to be called Preaching
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Διδαχή, the common word for the act of teaching or that which is taught, occurs more frequently, It is used with reference to the teaching of Jesus in a general sense, as where the people contrast His methods with those of the scribes (Matthew 7:28, Mark 1:22), and again of His Preaching, as in connexion with the parable of the Sower, where St Mark says (Mark 4:2), ‘And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his doctrine. It is the subject of the Preaching of the Baptist and also of Jesus, whose message is briefly summed up in the words, ‘The kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel’ (Mark 1:15)
Toleration Act - Provided, That neither this act, nor any clause, article, or thing herein contained, shall extend, or be construed to extend, to give any ease, benefit, or advantage to any Papist or Popish Recusant whatsoever, or any person that shall deny in his Preaching or writing the doctrine of the blessed Trinity, as it is declared in the above-said Articles of Religion
Elder - A distinction is made (in 1 Timothy 5:17 ) between those elders who rule well, especially those who labor in the Preaching and teaching (who are now called ministers), and others (who are now referred to as elders and whose full-time task is directing the affairs of the church)
Renunciation - The duty of abandoning good may be laid on men of hesitating disposition who need to be untrammelled, or on special ministers such as the disciples, who forsook all and followed their Master that they might give undivided effort to the Preaching of the gospel
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Before I depart from the contemplation of this sublime subject as it refers to the person of God's dear Son, I would beg to drop a short observation on what I humbly conceive to be a misapplication of the term begotten, as is sometimes made in reference to man, I mean, when ministers themselves, or others for them, are said to have begotten souls to Christ by the instrumentality of their Preaching
Columbanus, Abbat of Luxeuil And Bobbio - Gall and his other monks, and spent three years Preaching to the people, and contending with privation and difficulty
Timotheus - Paul was completely out of the power of the Jews; and, so little was he there considered, as having been guilty of any capital crime, that he was suffered to dwell "two whole years," that is, the whole time of his confinement, "in his own hired house, and to receive all that came in unto him, Preaching the word of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no man forbidding him, Acts 28:30-31
Peraea - His Preaching may have been successful there, and His connexion with the town such as to suggest it as a refuge to the Christians
Poverty (2) - Perhaps it was through his help that Jesus was able to have a small boat constantly in attendance on Him when Preaching at the Lake of Galilee (ἵνα πλοιάριον προσκαρτερῇ αὐτῷ, Mark 3:9)
Simon Magus - … But when they believed Philip Preaching good tidings concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. The success of their Preaching made the Jews stir up Simon against Peter. It is probable that he travelled, Preaching his new doctrines, practising his magical arts, and winning for himself and for his teaching something of the devotion with which he was regarded in Samaria
Basilius, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia - He repeatedly made missionary journeys through Pontus; his Preaching resulting in the founding of many coenobitic industrial communities and monasteries for both sexes, and in the restoration of the purity of the orthodox faith (Rufin. 351) The next day Valens again visited the church, and listened with reverence to Basil's Preaching, and made his offerings, which were not now rejected. He was very diligent in Preaching, not only at Caesarea and other cities, but in country villages
Methodists, Protestant - Have they fruit? Are any truly convinced of sin, and converted to God, by their Preaching? "As long as these three marks concur in any one, we believe he is called of God to preach. During his life, some of the societies petitioned to have Preaching in their own chapels in church hours, and the Lord's supper administered by the travelling preachers. In order to favour this cause, so agreeable to the spirit of Christianity and the rights of Englishmen, several respectable preachers came forward; and by the writings which they circulated through the connection, paved the way for a plan of pacification; by which it was stipulated, that in every society where a threefold majority of class- leaders, stewards, and trustees desired it, the people should have Preaching in church hours, and the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's supper administered to them
Redemption (2) - The Preaching of Jesus is described as the Preaching of a ‘gospel’ (Luke 4:18-19)—
Galatians Epistle to the - -The ‘churches of Galatia’ to which the Epistle is addressed (Galatians 1:2) owed their Christianity to the Preaching of St. It speaks of a period of public Preaching sufficiently widely known to give rise to Jewish plots against his life (Acts 9:28 f
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These not being bound under the ceremonial yoke, as the original Jews, formed a connecting link with the Gentiles; and hence at Antioch in Pisidia, when the Jews rejected the Preaching of Paul and Barnabas, these proselytes, with the Gentiles, "besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath, . " Mark probably wrote while having the opportunity of Peter's guidance in Palestine, between his return from Perga and his second journey with Barnabas in or for Caesarea, the second center of gospel Preaching as Jerusalem was the first and Antioch the third, the scene of Cornelius' conversion by Peter, Mark's father in the faith, the head quarters of the Roman forces in Palestine, where Philip the evangelist resided
Genealogies of Jesus Christ - There is no evidence that any special stress was laid upon the Davidic descent of Jesus, either by Himself or in the Preaching of the Apostles. Peter in his speech on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:30) mentions God’s promise to David, ‘that of the fruit of his loins he would set one upon his throne,’ and points to its fulfilment in Christ; but in addressing Cornelius (Acts 10:38) he speaks of Christ as ‘Jesus of Nazareth’; and this would seem to imply that the birth at Bethlehem, which brought into prominence the claim to Davidic descent, did not form part of his ordinary missionary Preaching
Presbyterians - And now, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone Preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. Whence we see that the apostle makes the power of governing inseparable from that of Preaching and watching; and that, according to him, all who are preachers of God's word, and watchmen of souls, are necessarily rulers or governors of the church, without being accountable for their management to any prelate, but only to their Lord Christ, from whom their power is derived
Anger - There is no hint in the early Preaching of the Church, as recorded in this work, of a propitiatory value in the death of Jesus. the description of the Preaching of the Baptist, as that of ‘repentance unto remission of sins,’ Mark 1:4)
Presbyterians - And now, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone Preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. Whence we see that the apostle makes the power of governing inseparable from that of Preaching and watching; and that, according to him, all who are preachers of God's word, and watchmen of souls, are necessarily rulers or governors of the church, without being accountable for their management to any prelate, but only to their Lord Christ, from whom their power is derived
Thecla - The lover thus repulsed hurried into the street and watched the house where the stranger was Preaching whose eloquence had cast this deplorable spell over Thecla. There she found him Preaching the word
Galatians, Letter to the - The nature of this ailment is not certain, but it did not hinder the Galatians from hearing Paul's Preaching (Galatians 4:14 )
Episcopacy - The apostles seem to have taught chiefly in large cities; they settled ministers there, who, Preaching in country villages, or smaller towns, increased the number of converts: it would have been most reasonable that those new converts, which lay at a considerable distance from the large towns, should, when they grew numerous, have formed themselves into distinct churches, under the care of their proper pastors or bishops, independently of any of their neighbours; but the reverence which would naturally be paid to men who had conversed with the apostles, and perhaps some desire of influence and dominion, from which the hearts of very good men might not be entirely free, and which early began to work, (John 3:1-36
Wilderness (2) - According to the Gospels, ‘the deserts’ included also the country near Jordan—beyond, that is, east of, the river—where John began his ministry, Preaching and baptizing (Matthew 3:1, Mark 1:4, Luke 3:2; cf
Imitation - But, besides Preaching, St
Self- Denial - Paul]'>[2] devoted himself to the work of Preaching Christ’ (T
Marks Stigmata - ); for carrying (Matthew 3:11, Mark 14:13, Luke 7:14; Luke 22:10, Revelation 17, and passive in Acts 3:2; Acts 21:35); for carrying knowledge by Preaching (Acts 9:15); for carrying on the person (Luke 10:4, Galatians 6:17); for carrying the fœtus in the womb (Luke 11:27); for sustaining (Romans 11:18); for bearing away or carrying off (Matthew 8:17, John 12:6; John 20:15)
Paul's Visit to Jerusalem to See Peter - Take back Paul with you, and all the prophecies and all the types of the Old Testament, and all the wonderful works of God in the New Testament,-His Son's sinless conception, His miracles, His teaching and Preaching, His agony in the garden, His death on the Cross, and His resurrection and ascension,-will all fall into their natural and necessary places
City - Though Jesus passed through Samaria (John 4:4), it is not recorded that He visited its capital, and the disciples were specially enjoined to refrain from Preaching the gospel in any city of the Samaritans (Matthew 10:5)
Arrest - ]'>[7] It is related of John Bunyan that once, as he was Preaching, a justice came with several constables to arrest him
Ave Maria - And so in the Apostolic Preaching of the gospel the living personality of Christ was never lost in the analysis of His mind and nature
Gospel - The term Gospel is often used in Scripture to signify the whole Christian doctrine: hence, "preaching the Gospel" is declaring all the truths, precepts, promises, and threatenings of Christianity
Nationality - But He took as the very keynote of His acceptable and authoritative Preaching the phrase which the nationalists used in the name of independence, ‘the kingdom of God’ or of ‘Heaven
Peace (2) - Peter in the Acts speaks of those who publish the message of salvation as ‘preaching good tidings of peace by Jesus Christ’ (Acts 10:36)
James And John, the Sons of Zebedee - John-previous acquaintance at an earlier stage, probably in connexion with the Baptist’s Preaching (cf. The later explanations which refer it to the power of their Preaching do not give us any further information
Law - Peter discern the merely relative validity of the Jewish legal system, and especially of the Temple ritual; and although his adversaries, in charging him with having in his Preaching attacked the Holy Place and the Law, were undoubtedly doing him an injustice, yet the accusation was not altogether unfounded. ...
It was no mere accident that in particular the personality and Preaching of St
Childhood - The open-air atmosphere of His Preaching, with its abundant allusions to the life of the field and to the varied aspects of nature, betokens an early-formed and loving familiarity. ’ Wendt, it is true, acknowledges children to be ‘susceptible subjects for the Preaching of the kingdom of God’ (as above, p
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In going forth on his first missionary journey he was subordinate to Barnabas; but after Preaching the word in Cyprus, where in the Lord's name he had smitten with blindness Elymas the sorcerer (even as he had tried to blind spiritually the governor), and when Sergius Paulus who had sent for Barnabas and Saul believed, he thenceforth under the name Paul takes the lead. ) In Antioch in Pisidia, as in Cyprus, they began their Preaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath
Jesus Christ - 780 (30 counted back bring our Lord's birth to 750), when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea and Annas and Caiaphas jointly in fact exercised the high priesthood, Caiaphas being nominally the high priest (John 18:13), John Baptist, as last prophet of the Old Testament dispensation, by Preaching repentance for sin and a return to legal obedience, prepared the way for Messiah, the Saviour from sin; whereas the people's desire was for a Messiah who would deliver them from the hated foreign, yoke. )...
Wieseler thinks John's Preaching took place on the sabbatical year, which, if it be so, must have added weight to his appeals
Mark, the Gospel According to - 40 to 50, and is suited to Gentile converts such as the Roman soldiers concentrated at Caesarea, their head quarters in Palestine, the second center of gospel Preaching as Jerusalem was the first, and the scene of Cornelius' conversion by Mark's father in the faith, Peter
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Similarly between the sixth and seventh trumpets another interlude occurs (Revelation 10:8-11:13 ) that concerns the Preaching of the gospel before a hostile world
Covenant - Under the New it is administered in the Preaching of the Gospel, baptism, and the Lord's supper; in which grace and salvation are held forth in more fulness, evidence, and efficacy to all nations, 2 Corinthians 3:6-18
Romans, the Epistle to the - Their exclusion from justification now is because they seek it by the law, whereas God's way is by faith, open to Jew and Gentile alike; therefore Preaching to the Gentiles is not, as the Jews imagined, unlawful, but foretold by Isaiah and required by the necessities of the case (Romans 10)
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The idea of Christ’s death as ‘a ransom for all’ has ever been a favourite one in the Preaching, theology, and hymnology of the Church
Sayings (Unwritten) - The records convey the impression of Preachings and teachings, continued from day to day, with only rare intervals of repose. But the work of converting the world was reserved for the Preaching of Christ’s Apostles; and the converts’ knowledge of Christianity was derived from the traditions which were delivered by the Apostles, and which were subsequently superseded by the texts of the written Gospels
Fulfillment - John the Baptist was the one who fulfilled Malachi's prediction of a forerunner for the Messiah (Malachi 4:5 ) in his Preaching and his life, while Jesus in his atoning death brought to fulfillment the new covenant promised by Jeremiah (31:31-34; cf
Judgment, Day of - "The men of Nineveh" and "The Queen of the South" will stand up and condemn Jesus' hearers at the day of judgment because they responded to the wisdom of Solomon and the Preaching of Jonah and those hearers did not (Matthew 12:41-42 )
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The relation of the cross to forgiveness of sins was implicit in the earliest Christian Preaching (Acts 2:21 ; Acts 3:6 ,Acts 3:6,3:19 ; Acts 4:13 ; Acts 5:31 ; Acts 8:35 ; Acts 10:43 )
Demon - Yet in four passages of Acts we read of possession by unclean or evil spirits: at Jerusalem (Acts 5:16); in Samaria, where they were expelled at the Preaching of Philip (Acts 8:7); at Philippi, where the ventriloquist maiden is said to have a spirit, a Python (Acts 16:16 : πνεῦμα πύθωνα is the best reading); and at Ephesus, where by St
Evil (2) - ’ The Preaching of the Kingdom of God and the emancipation of mankind from the devil’s thraldom were consequently accompanied by an extensive ministry of healing, and Christ appealed to His miracles as evidence that ‘the kingdom of God is come upon you’ (Luke 11:20)
Abel - That name, that name, that name, that family of names! Where are the owners of all these names? What account can I give of them? If they are not here tonight, where are they? Why are they not here, and why are they where they are? What a preacher Paul must have been, and what a pastor, and supported and seconded by what a staff of elders, since he was able to say to his assembled kirk-session in Ephesus that he was clear of the blood of all his people! What mornings to his tent-making, and to his sermons, and to his epistles; and what afternoons and evenings to humility, and to tears, and to temptations, both publicly and from house to house! Like Samuel Rutherford, and long before his day, always at his books, always among his people, always at their sick-beds, always catechising their children, always Preaching and always praying
Ebionites - It is well known to those who have studied the Unitarian controversy, that it has been often asserted that the Cerinthians and Ebionites were the teachers of genuine Christianity, and that the doctrine of Christ's divinity, and of universal redemption through his blood, were the inventions of those who corrupted the Preaching of the Apostles
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In London, and some of the other cities and great towns in England, places of public worship have been opened, for the express purpose of Preaching the preceding doctrines
Gnostics - They seem to have understood the Apostles as Preaching literally a resurrection of the body; and it is certain that the fathers insisted upon this very strongly as an article of belief
Isaiah - ...
Isaiah has, with singular propriety, been denominated the evangelical prophet, on account of the number and variety of his prophecies concerning the advent and character, the ministry and Preaching, the sufferings and death, and the extensive permanent kingdom, of the Messiah
Mystery - In Romans 11:6 Paul writes after 30 years of disappointing experience in Preaching to the Jews: ‘It is written, God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see, and cars that they should not hear, unto this very day
Nathanael - The place at which Nathanael was found by Philip and brought to Jesus is not mentioned; but it is not improbable that Nathanael was returning from listening to the Preaching of the Baptist
Judgment Damnation - Not a few early Christian writers speak of a descent of Christ into Hades and a Preaching to the dead. The mythological details are stripped off, and Christ’s mission becomes one of Preaching to those from whom in their lifetime the gospel had been withheld
Galatia - ...
‘I would rather say that the writer passed on rapidly, because the journey itself was direct, and uninterrupted by any important incident such as the supposed Preaching and founding of churches in Northern Galatia. ‘It could be taken for granted, therefore, in spite of the silence of Acts, which in 16:6 mentions merely a journey of the missionaries through these regions, that Paul and Silas on this occasion preached in Phrygia arid a portion of North Galatia; and that the disciples … whom Paul met on the third missionary journey to several places of the same regions (Acts 18:23) had been converted by the Preaching of Paul and Silas on the second journey
Matthew, Gospel According to - Luke expands this period to an indefinite length, during which Jerusalem was to be trodden under foot (Luke 21:24), thus making space for a long and protracted Preaching to the Gentiles. Matthew 5:18 illustrates the perverse attitude of the Pharisees towards the Baptist’s Preaching
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Through Josiah’s minority (see Josiah) the ethnicizing régime of Manasseh continued; Jeremiah’s earliest Preaching (chs. Jeremiah’s powerful and pathetic Preaching helped to prepare the reformation of 621
Faith - The gift of the Holy Spirit is associated with faith in Christ, as in the case of Cornelius and his friends who welcomed the Preaching of the gospel by St. ...
This revolutionizing faith is awakened by the Preaching of the gospel: ‘Belief cometh of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ’ (Romans 10:17), i
Methodists - No favourable opportunity offering itself for this pious work, and the strict and faithful Preaching of the Wesleys having involved them in much persecution, and many disputes with the colonists, they returned to England, Mr. "...
The effect produced by the Preaching of the two brothers in various parts of the kingdom, and those frequently the most populous and rude, rendered it necessary to call out preachers to their assistance, and especially since the clergy generally remained negligent, and rather opposed and persecuted, than encouraged, the Wesleys in their endeavours to effect a national reformation
Faith - The gift of the Holy Spirit is associated with faith in Christ, as in the case of Cornelius and his friends who welcomed the Preaching of the gospel by St. ...
This revolutionizing faith is awakened by the Preaching of the gospel: ‘Belief cometh of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ’ (Romans 10:17), i
Old Testament (i. Christ as Fulfilment of) - They may have been like the answer sent to John the Baptist at another time, which seems to show that Jesus regarded the work He was doing in Preaching good news to the poor, healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind, as the fulfilment of the utterance of the prophet in this passage. ’ In these passages Jesus taught plainly that the OT testified that His death and resurrection were necessary antecedents to the Preaching of repentance and the forgiveness of sins
the Unprofitable Servant - " John Foster demands more case-preaching in our evangelical pulpits, and Marcus Dods's case-page is exactly what Foster wants
the Wedding Guest Who Sat Down in the Lowest Room - Only, all your competitors in Preaching and in leaping, they, indeed, are thinking almost as much, and almost as often, about you as you are about yourself
Seventy (2) - Yet the appointment of the Seventy clearly indicates the principle that Christian ministry, including Preaching, is neither to be confined to those who bear rule, nor regarded as entitling those who exercise such ministry to receive office as rulers
Stranger, Alien, Foreigner - 53), and, in His Preaching ministry, was dependent for food and lodging on those who ‘received him’ (Luke 10:38; Luke 19:5-6; cf
God - Thus Christian Preaching echoes Paul: “we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord; and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake” (2 or
Reconciliation - ’ Its Preaching is a ‘word of reconciliation
Heal, Health - He did not allow it to distract him from the Preaching of the kingdom
Martyr - It is noteworthy that both Jewish and Gentile persecutors seem to have found a special object of attack in the Christian prophets, who were no doubt brought into prominence by their Preaching of the gospel (cf
James - An untrustworthy tradition represents him as Preaching the gospel in Spain, of which country he is patron saint
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He approaches the painful subject of the hardening of the Jews under the Preaching of the gospel from two different sides
Epicureans - Not content with Preaching in the synagogue to Jews and proselytes, he sought pagan hearers in their famous market-place, thus imitating Socrates 400 years before
the Unmerciful Servant - You would have made it your custom every Sabbath day to go up to the sanctuary both to hear and to ask questions about the Word of God, in the reading and Preaching of which your whole life was to be spent
Commandment - The first of these passages refers to the prohibition of divorce; the second to the apostles’ right to live by Preaching the gospel (cf
the Widow With the Two Mites - So much so, that wherever you see a Free Church door open on a Sabbath morning, in town or country, and the people flocking up to it, you have had a hand in opening that door, and in sustaining that minister, and in Preaching the unsearchable riches of Christ to that congregation
Evangelist (2) - But there is nothing to show that the first evangelists of the Church made special use of the facts of our Lord’s life, and that their teaching or Preaching differed in this respect from that of the Apostles
Family (Jesus) - Immediately after the final choice of the Twelve occurred the incident near Capernaum, when those from His house (οἱ παρʼ αὐτοῦ) went out to stop Him from Preaching, under the impression that He was mad; shortly afterwards His mother and His brethren try to call Him away, apparently for a similar reason (Mark 3:21)
Macarius Magnus, Magnes, a Writer - He dates Macarius as 300 years later than the "Divine and Apostolic Preaching," as could be gathered from two passages in the work
Reconciliation - ’ Its Preaching is a ‘word of reconciliation
Prayer - Let those things, in every part of prayer, which are the proper objects of our judgment, be first mentioned, and then those that influence and move our affections; not that we should follow such a manner of prayer as is more like Preaching, as some imprudently have done, speaking many divine truths without the form or air of prayer. We should, therefore, avoid such a sort of style as looks more like Preaching, which some persons that affect long prayers have been guilty of to a great degree: they have been speaking to the people rather than speaking to God; they have wandered away from god to speak to men; but this is quite contrary to the nature of prayer, for prayer is our own address to God, and pouring out our hearts before him with warm and proper affections
Sacrifice (2) - Peter, we find a marked advance upon this early Preaching. The whole gospel is to him the Preaching of the Cross
English Versions - The Bible which was brought into the country by the first missionaries, by Aidan in the north and Augustine in the south, was the Latin Bible; and for some considerable time after the first Preaching of Christianity to the English no vernacular version would be required. The literary language of the educated minority was Latin; and the instruction of the newly converted English tribes was carried on by oral teaching and Preaching
Gospels - to]'>[1]) the ‘Petrine tradition’ the Preaching of St. The document must have included the Preaching of the Baptist, the Temptation, the Sermon on the Mount, the healing of the centurion’s servant, the coming of John’s messengers to Jesus, the instructions to the disciples, the Lord’s Prayer, the controversy about Beelzebub, the denunciation of the Pharisees, and precepts about over-anxiety
Church - He was not content with being an itinerant teacher, Preaching to casual audiences. ...
It is impossible to say which of the forces which characterized Christianity contributed most to its success: its Preaching of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, its lofty monotheism, its hope of immortality, its doctrine of the forgiveness of sins, its practical benevolence, its inward cohesion and unity
Paul - " (Galatians 1:2 ) He himself gives some hints of the circumstances of his Preaching in that region, of the reception he met with, and of the ardent though unstable character of the people. " The vision was at once accepted as a heavenly intimation; the help wanted, by the Macedonians was believed to be the Preaching of the gospel
Paul - Indeed, some of them obviously reproduce the essence of his Preaching, while the rhythmic and periodic flow of the more eloquent passages may be ascribed with confidence to the frequent repetitions of the wandering evangelist. Taking it for granted that the substance of his recent Preaching amongst them must still be well remembered, he contents himself with the plainest exhortations to a life in harmony with the gospel of Christ-as, for instance, to abstain from the peculiarly pagan sin of fornication and to love one another
Pharisees (2) - 120) as appeared in Rabbinical Preaching in the time of Christ. His Preaching of the Kingdom, also, was very different from that of the Pharisees
Revelation, Book of - Normally this literature consisted of a narrative, an apocalypse, and some form of doctrinal writing; as, for example, the Gospel of Peter , the Apocalypse of Peter , and the Preaching of Peter
Time - , we have a careful combination of names of various offices held by various persons at the time of the commencement of the Preaching of John the Baptist, to indicate the date
Scripture, Unity And Diversity of - ...
The Preaching of John the Baptist and Jesus did not totally take Israel by surprise because it was in concord with the Old Testament prophets
Ezekiel - An ancient Jewish tradition says he was put to death by his own people because of his Preaching
Scripture - "...
It surely would be better to abridge the Preaching and singing, and even the prayers, to one half of their length or more, than to neglect the public reading of the Scriptures
Tares - The Sower had been a parable of disillusionment, disclosing that the success of the Messianic Kingdom would not be so universal or immediate as they had fondly imagined, that its method was to be Preaching and not cataclysm, that it depended for its spread on its reception in human hearts
Atonement - Morris, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross ; idem, EDT, pp
Thousand Years - Now is the time of Preaching; then shall be the time of liturgy of "the great congregation" (Psalms 22:25; Ezekiel 40 to 48; Zechariah 14:16-21; Isaiah 2:3)
Sacrifice And Offering - Paul's Preaching of the gospel at Ephesus disrupted the business and worship of the goddess Artemis (Acts 19:1 )
Mission - As they go about Preaching the gospel of salvation, God the Holy Spirit empowers them (20:22)
Gods And Goddesses, Pagan - Paul's Preaching directly challenged her worship and precipitated a riot that only official interaction could quell (Acts 19:23-41 )
Righteousness - Already there is the provision of a right relation with God through the Preaching of the gospel, but there is not yet the experience of the fullness of righteousness as an imparted gift
Galatians, Theology of - Moreover, it was not trueas his opponents probably claimedthat the integrity of his Preaching had been compromised on two specific occasionshis consultation with the leaders of the Jerusalem church (2:1-10) and his confrontation with Peter in Antioch (2:11-14)
God - Peter (Acts 10:36) calls the new revelation ‘the word which [6] sent unto the children of Israel, Preaching good tidings of peace by Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all)
the Slothful Servant Who Hid His Lord's Money - When he preached in a vacancy, or for a friend, as he was Preaching it, for the first time he found out the faults of his sermon
the Merchant Man Who Sold All That he Had And Bought the Pearl of Great Price - And as George Whitefield, John Wesley's predecessor in field-preaching, discovered such unsearchable riches to him in the Pauline doctrines of election, and assurance, and perseverance to the end
the Much Forgiven Debtor And His Much Love - This woman was on her way to throw herself into the pond when she heard our Lord Preaching one of His sermons of salvation: and before He had done with His sermon she was at His feet
the Mother of Zebedee's Children - Where had Salome lived all her days? What kind of a mother had she herself had? In what synagogue in all Israel had she worshipped God? Who had been her teachers in the things of God? What had she been thinking about all the time our Lord had been teaching and Preaching in her hearing, as He did every day, about seeing with other people's eyes, and feeling with other people's hearts, and doing to other mothers and to their sons as she would have them do to her and to her sons? How could she have lived in this world, and especially in the day and in the discipleship of Christ, and how could she have borne and brought up her sons to be His disciples, and still be capable of this disgraceful scheme? Had she possessed one atom of experience of the world, not to say of truth and wisdom and love, she could never have petitioned for a place of such offence and such danger for her two sons
the Angel of the Church of Ephesus - And to all who among ourselves have preached and prayed and have examined themselves in and after their Preaching and praying, as it would seem that this angel at one time did, and as Thomas Shepard always did, their Master will signalise and appreciate and praise their "painfulness" in their own so expressive old English, and they will appreciate and appropriate His so suitable word and will appreciate and praise Him back again for it
Disciple (2) - That increase took place when the fame of His teaching and words, as He went through the towns and villages of Galilee, ‘preaching the gospel of the kingdom, healing all manner of disease and all manner of sickness’ (Matthew 9:35), both attracted to Him the attention of the populace, and so excited the resentment of the scribes and Pharisees that they began to take counsel with the Herodians ‘how they might destroy him’ (Mark 3:6)
Apostle - That the title was used in the first instance simply in reference to the temporary mission of the Twelve to prepare for Christ’s own Preaching is a conjecture which receives some support from the fact that, in the Apostolic Church
Naaman - Preaching you greatly enjoy, and you are a great judge of it
Simon Maccabaeus - Peter came to Rome at the same time; and that, in consequence of his Preaching, the popularity of the impostor was entirely destroyed
Ecclesiastical Polity - He was, in fact, convinced that all the purposes of religion might be accomplished under a form of polity in which it was not recognized: "Wherever," he says, "the Preaching of the Gospel is heard with reverence, and the sacraments are not neglected, there at that time there is a church
Multitude - At other times we read that, attracted by His teaching and His miracles, ‘all the city was gathered together at the door’ (Mark 1:33); ‘they came from every quarter’ (Mark 1:45); their attendance was so persistent that Jesus and the disciples ‘could not so much as eat bread’ (Mark 3:20); it was necessary to address them from the boat (Matthew 13:2); they brought their sick and maimed to Him (Matthew 15:31, Mark 1:32); they pressed upon Him and heard the word of God (Luke 5:1); and their rapt attention to His Preaching, even during the last days at Jerusalem, is described by St
Nation (2) - John the Baptist, whose Preaching was in his territory, was his victim (Mark 6:17 ff
Ambrosius of Milan - Ambrose took the lesson for the day as the subject of a sermon, and whilst he was Preaching he was told that the imperial curtains were taken down. Shortly after, he had the opportunity of Preaching before the emperor at Milan
Donatus And Donatism - The sword of persecution was then unsheathed to deprive the Donatists of their churches; and the survivors regarded the victims as martyrs and their graves as platforms for Preaching resistance. You may have offices Sacraments Liturgy Gospel belief and Preaching in the name of the Trinity; but you can only find salvation in the Catholic Church
Neology - Hence most who are anxious about a maintenance, hurry to those things which may hasten their promotion, attend above all things a lecture on the art of Preaching, and if they can remain so long at the university, one on doctrinal theology, (would that all were anxious about a salutary knowledge of the sacred doctrines,) and having committed these things to paper and memory, return home, as if excellently armed against Satan, are examined, preach, are promoted, provide for their families. It is from a pamphlet of Bretschneider, published in 1822, and the substance is, "Indifference to religion among all classes; that formerly the Bible used to be in every house, but now the people either do not possess it, or, as formerly, read it; that few attend the churches, which are now too large, though fifty years ago they were too small; that few honour the Sabbath; that there are now few students of theology, compared with those in law and medicine; that if things go on, there will shortly not be persons to supply the various ecclesiastical offices; that Preaching had fallen into contempt; and that distrust and suspicion of the doctrines of Christianity prevailed among all classes
Marcion, a 2nd Century Heretic - This date is not improbable, if we suppose an Oriental Preaching of the heresy to have preceded its establishment at Rome; a. as wicked received Christ's Preaching and were taken up by Him into His kingdom; but that Abel Enoch Noah Abraham the prophets and other righteous men imagined that the Demiurge was tempting them as on other occasions and so being afraid to join themselves to Christ and accept deliverance from Him were left in the underworld
Eunomius, Bishop of Cyzicus - He accused them of Preaching an unknown God, and even denied their right to be called Christians at all, since without knowledge of God there could be no Christianity; while he denied to those who did not hold his views as to the nature of God and the generation of the Son the possession of any true knowledge of the Divine Being
Mediation Mediator - At Ephesus he interpreted the Preaching of John the Baptist as urging faith in Jesus as the hope of salvation (Acts 19:4)
Lord - The proclamation of Christ’s Lordship was the central theme of the Apostle’s Preaching (2 Corinthians 4:5), the universal recognition of that Lordship the consummation of the Divine purpose (Philippians 2:11)
Sympathy - Jesus reclaimed him not by condoling with his trials, not by talking to him about his soul or by Preaching to him about his sins, but simply by treating him as a friend and an equal
Paul as a Believing Man - What grapples my own heart to Paul above all else is just the unparalleled concentration of Paul's experience, and of Paul's faith, and of Paul's Preaching, upon the Cross of Christ
Woe - In it, our Lord pronounces woe against the scribes and Pharisees for their ‘hypocrisy’ or their dishonesty and love of stage-effect in religion, which was to Him the most hateful impiety; also for shutting the doors of the Kingdom of God which He had opened by His Preaching, and so preventing people from entering (Matthew 23:13, cf
Matthew, the Gospel of - While teaching and Preaching overlap, teaching emphasizes the essential principles which must be passed on to maintain the discipline or movement at hand
Money - Money is therefore quite dangerous, prompting Jesus to advise his followers not to take any money with them on their Preaching tours (Mark 6:8 ; Luke 9:3 ) and to give away any money that came from the sale of their estates (Luke 18:22 ; cf
Mark, Theology of - Jesus also urges his disciples to see this time as an opportunity to be active and faithful in Preaching the gospel to all nations (v
Temple - Mason, Preaching the Tradition ; C
Gennesaret, Land of - ...
Such is the land of Gennesaret, on the immediate edge of which lay Capernaum, and over whose ‘Eden-like landscape’ the feet of our blessed Lord so often trod as He went about Preaching from village to village, healing the sick and raising to life the dead
Commission - Thus Baptism—the Sacrament of regeneration—is closely associated with Preaching and teaching; while the Lord’s Supper—the Sacrament of sanctification—is not directly mentioned, although included among the ‘all things whatsoever I have commanded you
Paul's Great Heaviness And Continual Sorrow of Heart - We all know the use that our Lord makes of nature in His Preaching
Paul as a Controversialist - But the design of the great historian in publishing that passage, as well as my design in Preaching it, is to set before you and before myself, in every possible way, the mischief and the shame of such a state of things
Sanballat - With my own ears I once heard the late Canon Liddon, when Preaching in St
Wealth - Still, his Preaching has an impact on how people use their wealth, particularly in Ephesus; believers who no longer buy idols cause such a downturn in the silver business that the merchants riot (19:23-27)
Advent (2) - Of these Zacharias and Elisabeth (Luke 1:5-6), Anna (Luke 2:36-37), and the aged Simeon (Luke 2:25) may be taken as examples; while the numbers who responded to the living Preaching of John the Baptist and became his followers are an index of the extent to which genuine piety survived in the land
Coelestinus, Commonly Called Celestine, b.p. of Rome - This duty of Preaching has been entrusted to all the Lord's priests in common for by right of inheritance are we bound to undertake this solicitude
Matthias the Successor to Judas Iscariot - Now, if there were a divinity student here I would ask and demand of him out of this Scripture for students-Are you so companying with Christ while you are still at college? Do you see with all your inward eyes what you read in your New Testament? Do you believe and believe and believe your way through the four Gospels? Is your faith the very substance itself of the things you hope for, and the absolute and conclusive evidence of the things you do not as yet see? Do you pray your way through the life of Christ? Do you put the lepers, and the sick, and the possessed with devils, and the dead in their graves, out of their places, as you read about them; and do you put yourself into their places, and say what they say, and hear and accept what is said to them? For, if so, then you will receive, all your Preaching and pastoral days, the end of your faith, the salvation of your own soul, and the salvation of the souls of your people
Atonement - Such expressions are used concerning no other person, and the death of no other person; and it is therefore evident that Christ's death included something more than a confirmation of his Preaching; something more than a pattern of a holy and patient martyrdom; something more than a necessary antecedent to his resurrection, by which he gave a grand and clear proof of our resurrection from the dead
Episcopalians - Soon after the ascension of Jesus, his Apostles received those extraordinary gifts of which his promise had given them assurance; and immediately they began to execute their commission, not only as the witnesses of his resurrection, and the teachers of his religion, but as the rulers of that society which was gathered by their Preaching
Kingdom of God - ...
As a result of the apostles’ Preaching of the kingdom of God, people believed
Sin - ), and it may be said that it is owing to the Preaching of these four prophets that the centre of gravity, as it were, of sin is changed, and the principles of universal justice and love, as the fundamental attributes of Jehovah’s character and rule, are established
Resurrection - ...
Just prior to the exile, an eschatological emphasis instilled by prophetic Preaching imparted a growing concern for individuals
Hating, Hatred - that Christ was here ‘despising the healthy limits of man’s nature,’ ‘warring against the most legitimate cravings of the heart,’ and ‘preaching a total rupture with the ties of blood
Minister, Ministration - Evidently the ritual sense of this group of words is always present to the mind of the Apostle when he has occasion to use them (Romans 15:16 ‘Paul the ministering priest, the Preaching of the gospel his priestly function, the believing Gentiles his offering’ [5], Romans 15:27, 2 Corinthians 9:12, Philippians 2:17 ‘the Philippians the priests, their faith the sacrifice, the apostle’s life-blood the accompanying libation’ [6], Philippians 2:25; Philippians 2:30; cf
Confession (of Christ) - Paul knew the mighty power that inheres in confession, and both in his Preaching and writing made much of the story of his own conversion (Acts 22:6 ff; Acts 26:12 ff
Gregorius (32) Turonensis, Bishop of Tours - "It was his teaching and Preaching that, next to the Psalms of David, led me to recognize that Jesus Christ the Son of God had come into the world to save sinners, and caused me to reverence and honour those as the friends and disciples of Christ who take up His cross and follow in His steps " (V
Paul the Aged - "And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house in Rome, and received all that came in unto him, Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him
Paul's Blamelessness as a Minister - Go, my sons, in God's name and in God's strength, determined, as much as in you lies, to give your happy people disappointment in nothing, and offence in nothing, till their children shall bury your dust in your own churchyard, amid the lamentations of the whole country-side, and shall write it over your dust that you were absolutely another Apostle Paul to them, both in your Preaching of Christ crucified, and in your adorning of that doctrine
Paul as an Evangelical Mystic - And all that is so, because all Paul's Preaching is so profoundly experimental
Baptism - Lydia’s baptism followed a Preaching (Acts 16:18), as did that of the Corinthians (Acts 18:5)
Example - Christ’s demand of an unconditional personal following is reproduced in the Apostolic Preaching
Nehemiah - Let him be always in his study, always at their sickbeds, always Preaching, always praying
Philippians, Epistle to - But this imprisonment, instead of hindering the gospel, has really led to a more eager Preaching of Christ by the Christians of the city of Rome
Peter (2) - That he travelled about Preaching the gospel, accompanied by his wife (1 Corinthians 9:5), is certain, but the one place he is known to have visited is Antioch (Galatians 2:11) in Syria, the second capital of Christianity
Church, the - This is especially clear from Matthew 16:18-19 , where the Preaching of Peter and the church become the keys to opening up the kingdom of God to all who would enter
Time - Paul’s custom to use the Sabbath day as the time for Preaching (Acts 18:4), correctly translated ‘three Sabbath days
Hannah - Pascal is continually Preaching to us that the more spiritual light we have, the more spiritual sorrow we have
Ham - After the clean beasts and the beasts tlmt are not clean shall have witnessed against Ham, and before Ham is taken away, he will be taken and questioned and made to tell how busy his father was, day and night, all these years, Preaching righteousness and building the ark
Isaiah - Isaiah's garment of sackcloth was a silent Preaching by action, he embodied the repentance he taught
Ethics - Micah says that only a prophet Preaching drink will be welcomed! Isaiah calls Jerusalem "Sodom, " and declares God's utter rejection of her worship
Miracle - Apostolic Preaching picks up the Old Testament phrase "signs and wonders" to stress the redemptive significance of Christ's ministry (2:22) and to describe how the first Christians continued that work (4:30; 5:12), as commissioned earlier by Jesus himself
Kingdom of God - It is found in such key places as the Preaching of John the Baptist, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near" (Matthew 3:2 ); Jesus' earliest announcement, "The time has come… The kingdom of God is near
Ministry - —Briefly, we should here have in mind: (a) the multitudes who were reached by His personal influence both in His teaching and His healing; (b) the number of particular adherents won, including the Twelve and all other disciples mentioned in the Gospels, together with those mentioned or alluded to in the early chapters of Acts; (c) the training of the Twelve for their work after His departure; and (d) the establishing of the institutions of the Kingdom of God—preaching, the ordinances, the Church
Priest - live of the gospel," proving that as sacrificing was the temple priest's duty, so gospel Preaching is the Christian minister's duty
Omnipresence - The same remark applies also to the oriental philosophy, which presents at this day a perfect view of the boasted wisdom of ancient Greece, which was "brought to nought" by "the foolishness" of apostolic Preaching
Paul - His Preaching in Athens met with meager results
Christ, Christology - Jesus presents as evidence his works of miracles and Preaching and remarks, "I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he
Timothy, First And Second, Theology of - In 2 Timothy 2:17-18 , Paul even names two who have done this, Hymenaeus and Philetus, and states the heresy they were Preaching
Ephesians Epistle to the - Paul’s captivity permits least some liberty in Preaching (Ephesians 6:19-20; cf
Temple of Jerusalem - Stephen's Preaching tended to liberate Christian thinking from the necessity of a temple (Acts 7:46-50 ), and Paul thought of the church and Christians as the new temple (1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 )
Ezekiel, Theology of - To emphasize this, Ezekiel fell dumb when not expressly Preaching God's message (3:26-27; 24:27)
Eternal Life, Eternality, Everlasting Life - ...
Eternal life as presented in John's Gospel forms a solid core within apostolic Preaching and teaching in the decades subsequent to Jesus' death and resurrection
Versions - " "To the man of faith Peter's fishing after the resurrection and all deeds of matrimony are pure spiritual"; to those not so, "learning, contemplation of high things, Preaching, study of Scripture, founding of churches, are works of the flesh
Galatians, Epistle to the - Paul had changed his mind and was inconsistent, that he had refrained from Preaching circumcision to them only from a desire to be ‘all things to all men,’ but that he had preached it (at any rate as the better way) to others
Holy Spirit, Gifts of - In the New Testament a distinction is often made between evangelistic Preaching (proclamation or kerygma [ Acts 13:1 ), because both can expound God's Word, but teaching focuses more on the mastery of content
Forgiveness - ...
Jesus' Preaching of the kingdom of God led to his arrest and execution
Election - Paul’s Preaching for the first time to Gentiles at Antioch of Pisidia, ‘as many as were ordained to eternal life believed’ (Acts 13:48)
Guilt (2) - To this message the primitive Preaching shows an exact fidelity (Acts 2:38; Romans 2:14-15; Acts 10:43; Acts 13:38; Acts 26:18)
Emperor-Worship - Kennedy, article ‘Apostolic Preaching and Emperor Worship’ in Expositor, 7th ser
Christian Life - The devotion to a living historical Person, the Son of God and Redeemer of the world, who was capable of communicating His Spirit to all mankind-this is the note of the earliest Preaching of the gospel
Balaam - For the gift of Preaching, too, is a special and an official gift, altogether distinct from the gift of a new heart or a holy life
Parable - Alike in His Preaching and in His miraculous works, His constant purpose was to reveal and glorify the Father ( John 15:8 ; John 16:25 ) and to unfold the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven ( Matthew 4:23 ; Matthew 13:11 , Luke 8:10 )
Woman - To the extent that contemporary Preaching involves this spiritual gift, gifted women must be encouraged to preach
Synagogue (2) - These paraphrases were not literal translations, but rather condensed interpretations, of a passage, and mark an important stage in the history of Preaching
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The bells on the hem sweetly sounding from within the veil typify the gospel joyful sound (Psalms 89:15); the pomegranates represent the fruits which accompany the gospel Preaching
Righteous, Righteousness - Hosea and Jeremiah illumined the conception of man’s duty to his neighbour by the Preaching of God’s loving-kindness to His people
Roman Law in the nt - The marvellous talent of the Roman authorities for organization, and especially their wise adaptability, which saved them from enforcing a rigid uniformity in legal details in all the countries which they conquered, were to a large degree instrumental, under Divine providence, in furthering Christianity throughout the Empire, Though the Emperors and their officials became, at a comparatively late date (see below, 4) persecutors, yet there can be no doubt that the Roman system of law and organization was a most powerful help to the apostles in Preaching the gospel
Sanctification - The Judaizers followed after Paul, Preaching a pregospel "gospel" of legalism
Holy Spirit - They do respond to his Preaching about faith in Jesus, though, and are thereafter baptized, upon which they receive the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues and prophesy
Conscience - Peter’s Preaching (Acts 2:37), the claim of St
Peter - ) Peter exercised the power of the keys only in Preaching, as on Pentecost (Acts 2), He never exercised authority over the other apostles
Assumption of Moses - Romans 16:25-26 ‘… the Preaching of Jesus Christ … the revelation of the mystery which hath been kept in silence through times eternal, but now is manifested … unto all the nations unto obedience of faith
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It is the purpose of the present article to inquire what traces, if any, of such asceticism are to be found in the practice and Preaching of Jesus
Joannes, Bishop of Antioch - The churches of Chalcedon were closed against the Oriental bishops, but they had obtained a spacious hall for public worship and Preaching
Leucius, Author of n.t. Apocryphal Additions - 1) can tell where the lot of their Preaching had fallen, viz
Corinthians, First And Second, Theology of - The gifts of teaching and Preaching were also eschatologically oriented by virtue of the content of their message, which was the kerygma, the basis of which was that the age to come has dawned (cf
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The dispute in the early Church in relation to the Gentiles, regarding which so much has been made, was not about Preaching the gospel to them, but about the conditions on which they were to receive salvation and be admitted into the Church
Amos, Theology of - Hayes, Amos, the Eighth-Century Prophet: His Times and Preaching ; P
Romans, Theology of - The mission of proclaiming the gospel will for Paul always articulate the theology of up and down, life and death, and these vectors will be seen to be connected to Preaching, hearing, receiving, or rejecting, all under the sovereign election of God (v
Prophecy - In several instances it is of the same import with Preaching, and denotes the faculty of illustrating and applying to present practical purposes the doctrines of prior revelation
Luke - Probably the Preaching of St
Immortality - But it is possible to interpret both passages of the Preaching of Noah to those who though dead now, were alive at the time when the Spirit of Christ in Noah preached to them
Caesarea Philippi - Bitter hostility from the religious leaders, failure on the part of the people to understand the character of His work, interested attention from the murderer of John the Baptist,—in the midst of such conditions Jesus withdrew from Galilee, and from His popular Preaching activity, to devote Himself to His disciples
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There are two points in dispute on the subject of oracles; namely, whether they were human, or diabolical machines; and whether or not they ceased upon the publication or Preaching of the Gospel
Arminianism - They were excommunicated; they were driven from all their offices, civil and ecclesiastical; their ministers were prohibited from Preaching; and their congregations were suppressed
Hebrews - Is it any wonder, then, that, after twenty-five years' incessant labour or Preaching, conversing, and writing, in this language, he should have preferred writing in it? Indeed, can it be probable, that, under circumstances like these, he still possessed an equal facility of writing in his native dialect of Palestine? I cannot think it strange, therefore, that although the Epistle to the Hebrews was in all probability directed to some part of Palestine, yet it was written by St
Quakers - Hence arises our testimony against Preaching for hire, in contradiction to Christ's positive command, 'Freely ye have received, freely give, ' Matthew 10:8
Virgin Birth - It apparently formed no part of the early Apostolic teaching and Preaching, and was not included in the common form of the Synoptic Gospel-tradition (note that the Second Gospel begins with the Baptism)
Biblical Theology - Despite Noah's faithful Preaching ( 2 Peter 2:5 ), few repent in view of the coming flood
Sacrifice - -The records of the apostolic Preaching in the Acts reveal the primary fact that ‘Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures’ (1 Corinthians 15:3) was an article of common tradition in the Apostolic Church
Corinthians, First Epistle to the - He preached no longer ‘wisdom’ to the Jewish lawyer or the Greek sophist ( 1 Corinthians 1:20 ), but salvation to the plain man; the Gentiles had no sense of sin, and the Preaching of a personal Saviour was to them ‘folly’ ( 1 Corinthians 1:23 )
Second Coming of Christ - Dodd, The Apostolic Preaching and Its Developments ; E
Gospels - ] and now Harnack, argue that the words ‘after the death of’ do not date the writing of the Gospel, but, taken in the light of the whole context, mean that the apostolic Preaching did not come to an end with the death of the apostles, but was handed down after their death, in written books, about the date of the composition of which nothing is said
Hellenism - Stoicism and Cynicism are the leading schools; their teaching is popular and, indeed, is very often a kind of Preaching
John, Epistles of - He declined to receive these worthy men who at their own charges were Preaching the gospel in the district
Beatitude - Bruce, who has no bias in favour of ‘antiquated Harmonistic,’ suggests that, as a critical description of Matthew 5-7, ‘The Teaching on the Hill’ is probably more correct than ‘The Sermon on the Mount’; ‘teaching’ (διδαχή) as distinguished from ‘preaching’ (κήρυγμα) implies both the announcement of a theme and its expansion
Annunciation, the - But as the plan of his Gospel excludes all that preceded the Preaching of the Baptist, St
Acts of the Apostles (Apocryphal) - On one occasion, while he was Preaching, Patroclus, a servant of Nero, fell from a window and was killed
Moravians - ) They omitted no opportunity of Preaching to them Jesus, and directing them, from their numberless idols and wretched superstitious, to the only true God, and the only way of life and happiness; but though they were heard and treated with civility, little impression could be made upon the hearts of these Heathen
Canon of the New Testament - Thus he quotes Barnabas, Clement of Rome, Hermas, the Preaching of Peter, the Apocalypse of Peter, and the Sibylline Writings as in some way authoritative
Messiah - With Isaiah began a new development of the Messianic hope, primarily through the Preaching of deliverance from the inevitable catastrophe of the Assyrian conquest
Ethics (2) - In the personality and Preaching of Jesus the prophetic religion reappears with unparalleled force and clearness, and braces itself to the work of overthrowing the fabric of Levitical ceremonialism
Holy Spirit (2) - The earliest reference to the Spirit is in the Preaching of the Baptist
John (the Apostle) - The record of events which shows Jesus performing miracles and Preaching in the towns and villages of Galilee is the record of John’s training (see Mark 1:21 to Mark 2:22)
Clement of Rome, Epistle of - ), even as the men of old repented at the Preaching of Noah and of Jonah (vii
Jesus Christ - The influence which the Pharisees had over them shows that they were capable of reverencing, and eager to obey, those who seemed to them to speak for God; and their response to the Preaching of John the Baptist was still more to their honour
Freedom of the Will - As far as the Jews themselves are concerned, faith is open to all (Romans 10:8), and Preaching can be heard by all (Romans 10:21)
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Here we have a defence of the trustworthiness of Mark’s narrative, so far as it goes, save on the score of the arrangement of its material, which, having originally been delivered by Peter in an order determined by the exigencies of Christian instruction (διδασκαλίαι, as distinct from public Preaching, κήρυγμα), was reproduced by Mark with simple fidelity
Poet - The stories of John the Baptist’s Preaching are full of the poetry of the desert, with its intense visual images of the vipers, the axe, the stones, the fires, and the fan of the wilderness (Matthew 3:9 etc
Prophet - If, then, the Preaching of Isaiah raised the gibes of the drunkards of Ephraim, and if the unwelcome predictions of Jeremiah led to bitterest persecution, is it any wonder that the clear light of the revelation of Jesus infuriated ‘the blind Pharisee,’ and ended in His cruel mockings and death?...
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Tatianus - "Therefore," Tatian concludes scornfully, "you are all nothing—blind men talking with deaf; handling builder's tools but not knowing how to build; Preaching but not practising; swaggering about in public but hiding your teaching in corners
John, Gospel of (ii. Contents) - There can be little doubt that Apollos, the learned Jew of Alexandria, made this identification in his Preaching, which was so mightily convincing
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch - 5) do they speak of the Preaching of the bishop; and it is not peculiar to him, but common with the
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons - The tractate on Apostolical Preaching addressed to Marcian appears to have been a catechetical work on the Rule of Faith
Clement of Alexandria - ), on writing and Preaching (27), on traits of the true gnostic (28–37)
Clementine Literature - At length a rumour that there had arisen in Judaea a preacher of truth possessed of miraculous power is confirmed by the arrival of Barnabas in Rome, who declares that the Son of God was even then Preaching in Judaea, and promising eternal life to His disciples
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - It was rumoured that, Preaching at Antioch, he had practically taught Nestorianism; and Dioscorus, hearing this, wrote to Domnus, bp
Inspiration - One of the twelve, indeed, whose labours in Preaching the Gospel were the most abundant and the most extensive, was not present at this manifestation; for St
Worship - The arrangements which the peculiarities of the Christian worship required, were gradually made in these places of assembly, such as an elevated seat for the purpose of reading the Scriptures and Preaching, a table for the distribution of the sacrament, to which as early as the time of Tertullian the name of altar, ara or altare, was given, and perhaps not without some mixture of the unevangelical Old Testament notion of a sacrifice; or at least this idea might easily attach itself to this name
Teaching of the Twelve Apostles - Clearly the apostle is an envoy on his way to another place; for it could never have been intended to forbid a missionary to settle down in one spot for a longer period of Preaching
Originality - Though the truth that He revealed was eternal, it was addressed, in the first instance, to the people of the country and time in which He lived, and linked itself at countless points to the religious ideas and hopes of those who listened to His Preaching
Theodoretus, Bishop of Cyrrhus - He was unwearied in Preaching, and his acquaintance with the Syrian vernacular enabled him to reach the poorest and most ignorant