Monday, July 30, 2012

A Word for Preachers...Eric Alexander on Prayer's Role in Preaching

"So there is a world of difference between true biblical preaching and an academic lecture or a rhetorical performance. We are utterly dependent on the grace and power of the Holy Spirit. Thank God, he uses the weak things of this world to confound the mighty, and the things that are not to bring to nothing the things that are (1 Cor. 1:28). This is why it is absolutely essential to marry prayer to the ministry of the Word. In our ministries prayer is not supplemental; it is fundamental.

"Of course we subscribe to the principal that this work is God's work, not ours.' We subscribe to that because we are biblical Evangelicals, but the logical corollary of that statement is that prayer is a fundamental issue in the ministry of the Word, as in every part of our labor, and not, as we tend to make it, a supplemental matter."

Eric J. Alexander
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1 comment:

val said...

A gift from the wilderness Rev 12:6…truth:
God will not put any child created in his image no matter what their sins or religion into a hell fire. It never entered God’s heart or mind to ever do such a thing Jer 7:31, Jer 19:5.
I would like to invite you to read where the true word John 1:1 is delivered Rev 12 and proven. Those who in their pride of righteousness refuse to hear Acts 3:22-23 what God has commanded me to write cannot turn their hearts to ALL the children of God Luke 1:17. God has all power. Neither Satan nor does sin have any power. Christ destroyed the power of the devil Heb 2:14. Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess to God Rom 14:11, 1 John 1:9, each in their own order 1 Cor 15:23. Not one flesh born child will be lost John 17:12 except one, Satan's son the son of perdition 2 Thes 2:3. All of God's children will have a place Ezek 37:26 all will be given new hearts and new minds some justly will be placed in outer darkness Matt 8:12. Outer darkness is not death it is placement on another planet far from the new earth in the new heavens. The word hell in Matt 10:28 and 23:33 is Strong’s #1067 it means place of everlasting punishment.