Good morning people who minister according to the biblical pattern that we see.
I realise that many of you reading this may not be preachers. But all of us are called to live a life that is a signpost that points others towards God.
Therefore – whether it be preaching or simply sharing your faith – I believe that the following scripture is a great focus for us all to prayerfully pursue.
And for those who are called specifically to preach, I encourage you to ask the Holy Spirit to make this your living reality.
1 Corinthians 2:1-5 NIV And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. 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 human wisdom, but on God’s power.
Our preaching is not about what we want to say, but it is about what God wants to do.
And the outcome is this: People’s faith must rest on God and His power, not on us and our wisdom or eloquence.
May God break out more and more as we partner with the Holy Spirit and what He wants to do.