Chapter 2

4 Practices to Stay Connected to the Power of the Holy Spirit

Allow yourself to be open to the leadings and prerogatives of the Almighty God.

Preach in the Power of the Holy Spirit!

Can I be honest with you?

What a horrifying first line for an article.

Why?

Because I have never met a preacher who didn't believe that their preaching was anything other than done in the power of the Spirit!

And then you add on top of that, that there might be no greater battleground in the body of Christ than the person and work of the Spirit.

Totally horrifying!

But as I write this article, I am going to try my best to unpack what I believe preaching in the power of the Spirit actually looks like.

Are you ready? Here are four practices that help me stay connected to the power of the Spirit throughout the sermon process.

Word-centered

The Spirit of God inspired the Word of God. Of course every preacher has read this passage: "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." ...

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