Biblical Eldership Resources (website: http://biblicaleldership.com/) recently published my “10 Steps to Better Preaching.” They have asked me to deliver two messages on the topic “Faithful Preaching and the Power of the Spirit” at their conference in Rochester, NY, in March.
I am looking forward to preparing these messages — and these posts are part of my work toward that goal. I want to think with you about some of the critical questions concerning preaching and the Holy Spirit, such as —
(1) How do I know I am preaching in the power of the Holy Spirit?
(2) What is involved in His illumination ministry?
(3) How does the Holy Spirit make a difference in our preaching?
Let’s look at our section of John 14 once more . . .
15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[c] in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.