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J. I. Packer on Preaching As God's Derivative Word

Can we rightly say that when the preacher speaks, God speaks? What Calvin can teach us about preaching with authority

According to one writer, John Calvin had a view of the role of preaching that could almost be called sacramental. What did Calvin believe theologically about the role of preaching, and how right was he?

Let's take the second question first. Calvin's idea was first of all that the Bible is the Word of ...

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John Tucker

January 08, 2010  8:12am

Packer gets us back to the divine authority behind preaching, which is the word of God. We have lost this sense of the divine in the Church, and bring contemporary thinking as our authority. We have to go beyond feeling centered preached and get back to the dynamite of God. This was an extremely brief and helpful article. Thanks!

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