What makes for powerful preaching? If you go into certain geographical areas you will hear the wind sucking preacher… “For God-a, so loved-a, the world-aaa.” Some preachers have a sing-song, “That He GAVE HIS only BEGOTTEN Son.” Others are very dignified, “That whosoever believeth in Him.” Others are shouters, and as long as they are shouting they are o.k., even placing emphasis in the wrong place, but people love it, “SHOULD not perish But have everlasting life.” I hope we all understand powerful preaching has nothing to do with style. It has everything to do with the content of the message.
This morning we saw an example of powerful preaching in the sermons that Peter delivered in the first few chapters of the book of Acts. Specifically we looked at Acts chapter four and saw his response to the question from the Pharisees. Peter took the opportunity to declare Jesus Christ, the Man and the Message. That is the same message that is delivered throughout the Scriptures. That is the same message we have the privilege of delivering every day – Jesus Christ.