Ten Convictions About Preaching

Dr. Darryl Johnson, Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Vancouver, BC (http://www.firstbc.org/) spoke this morning to the Church Planting BC “cadre” on the subject of expositional preaching. In his presentation, he gave his “10 Convictions on Preaching”. Here they are…

  1. The living God has chosen the preaching of the Word as a primary means for the blessing and transforming of the world.

  2. The preaching of the Word of God is the Word of God.

  3. The preaching of the Word of God participates in the preaching of the Word of God by the Word of God.

  4. Preaching the Word is hard work.

  5. The Word “deliver” is a wholly appropriate description of preaching.

  6. The Church must set the preachers of the Word free to be engaged in all that faithful preaching of the Word demands.

  7. The preaching of the Word takes place in many different modes.

  8. Preaching that participates in the preaching of the Word, emerges from, is rooted in, and returns to, a text—a Spirit breathed, biblical text.

  9. Preaching that participates in the preaching of the Word Himself has the transforming power it does because the of what the preached text is designed to do.

  10. The person most transformed by the preaching of the Word is the preacher.