How to Preach With Conviction

  • How to Preach With Conviction

 

How to preach with power;
Preaching with conviction;
How to know what to preach;
How to preach a good sermon;
– these questions, and others like them are asked here all the time, so I now want to try and answer this point on how to Preach with conviction.

  • Testify from Experience and Knowledge

For me, the conviction has to shine through from what I know, from what I have experienced, from what the Spirit is telling me now, today. When you testify, the conviction is there in your voice because of course you must believe your own testimony, and your listeners will recognize that conviction. You are telling what you KNOW! You are the ‘first hand’ witness.

  • Conviction and Power From The Spirit

The other real source of power and conviction in your preaching is the Holy Spirit of God.  When you have prayed about what you are to speak on, when you have allowed the Spirit to illuminate your understanding of the scripture, then the power and conviction will be present and they will come shining through.

  • The Power of Scripture

God will never argue against Himself, so if what you are saying is based on pure scripture, and is expanding from that, then you have the confidence that it must be right. You know how it goes; God said it, I believe it! If you are quoting scripture, you are quoting God.  I believe, along with Timothy [2 Timothy 3:16]All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness that The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and that is something you really can Preach with Conviction.

18 thoughts on “How to Preach With Conviction

    1. Nope not from here anyway. I have alawys defined myself as a Promillenialist . In other words, whatever God wants, I am for it. Problem is I am not sure what he wants. I love the Wesleyan position it is clear that Christ will return with consequences for all people. But the exact sequence of events is less clear. To which I agree whole heartily.

  1. In my opinion the best way of doing a good preach is by conviction. Use your own words from the heart.

    Saying things by the heart is testifying to what you actually believe. That is how to preach with conviction.

    Great post, and thanks for sharing!

    1. @Valentine

      Totally agree. When you testify from within yourself, the truth and conviction is there in your voice!

      :cool: – Rhys

    1. @Assertiviteits –

      Plus we have to leaven the power of scripture with testimony of our own spiritual experience. It is when we do this, that scripture comes alive for the hearers. They can hear the belief in your voice, because you are telling what has actually happened to you!
      ;-) – Rhys

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