Faithful Preaching?

How would you explain what faithful preaching is?  What is a Preacher? What is Preaching?

From the B&H Publishers website regarding a forthcoming book on preaching, Pastor Tony Merida asks these foundational questions to arrive at this overview of his widely anticipated book, Faithful Preaching:

faithful preachingWhat is a preacher? What is preaching? Pastor Tony Merida [teaching pastor at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and assistant professor of Preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary] asks these foundational questions to arrive at this overview of his widely anticipated book, Faithful Preaching:

“Faithful preaching is the responsible, passionate, and authentic declaration of the Christ-exalting Scriptures, by the power of the Spirit, for the glory of the Triune God. Expository preaching is the best approach for accurately explaining and applying God’s Word, and for maintaining a God-centered focus in preaching. It also offers wonderful spiritual benefits to both the preacher and congregation. To be faithful expositors today, we must avoid the common problems associated with expository preaching such as boredom, irrelevancy, and Christless messages. Faithful preachers will usher the people through the text passionately and authentically, pointing them to Christ.” 

What say you?  How you you define or explain faithful preaching?  Let me know. 

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3 responses to “Faithful Preaching?

  1. My first comment would be that faithful preaching is faithful to God, to the text and to the congregation. It may sound overly simplistic but it is quite difficult to hold these three in tension week in week out.

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