1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (NKJV) 4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
These days, the wisdom of man is being preached a lot, but very little of it is done “in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.” A lot of glitz and glamour is being used in preaching today. There are schools for public speaking that teaches various methods and techniques that can be used to make you a better speaker. This is useful, but, oh we need the power of the Holy Spirit of God in our preaching today. For if human wisdom is used to get someone to believe as we believe, then his or her faith stands on human wisdom. However, when someone is brought to faith through the power of God, then his or her faith rests on solid ground. For our salvation rests upon what Jesus Christ did for us on the Cross. Our faith must rest upon the power of God. It is by Christ alone, by grace alone in which we saved. And it is the Holy Spirit of God who uses the message that we preach to bring people to repentance and acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.