By Glenn Rogers
Some elements in preaching are essential to have a reasonable expectation for God to work.
First, the person and work of Christ, the Gospel, must be expounded. Some major on this to the neglect of the application.
Second, the Gospel must be wisely applied toward justification and sanctification. Some make applications without much connection to the work of Christ.
Third, prayer must be made seeking the presence of God to be manifested. “without Me you can do nothing,” Jesus said.
Fourth, intercession must be offered that the hearers would not be neutral to the message presented.
Fifth, in preparation and delivery of a message as well as in follow-up conversations, do not presume upon the salvation of the hearers, even the ones you see regularly.
I do believe these five things are difference makers!
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes… ” Rom. 1:16