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Bible Study Lesson 42

The Gospel Of Christ And The Preachers Of God
 A.  What Is The Gospel?
 B.  The Importance Of The Gospel In The Life Of Men
 C.  
Who Are The True Preachers Sent By God
 D. The Authority Of The True Preachers Of God
 E. To Whom The Secret Of The Kingdom Of God Is Given
 F.
Recognizing The True Preachers Of God
 G. How True Preachers Of God Preach The Words Of God
 

       

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 42F.    Recognizing The True Preachers Of God

 

 

The true Preachers of God can be easily identified by this unique aspect of preaching the message of God.

42F.1   Are the true Preachers of God recognizable by what and how they teach?

In John 7:16-18, this is written:

Jesus answered,  "My teaching is not my own. It comes from Him who sent me. If anyone chooses to do God's will, he will find out whether my teachings comes from God or whether I speak on my own.  He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself,  but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. (John 7:16-18, NIV)

The same verse in the New Revised Standard Version:

Then Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine but his who sent me. Anyone who resolves to do the will of God will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own.  Those who speak on their own seek their own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and there is nothing false in him. (NRSV)

The Lord Jesus is an example of a true Preacher of God.
The true Preachers of God can be recognized by:

  • What He teaches - He does not teach his own. What he teach comes from God.
  • How he speaks - He does not speak on his own to gain honor for himself, but works for the honor of God. 

42F.2  How can a true Preacher of God teach what comes from God?

In I Corinthians 2:13, Apostle Paul explains:

This is what we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom but in words taught by the spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. (NIV)

The same verse in other versions of the bible:

These are the things we are saying. We are not using human ideas of wisdom which man taught us. Instead, we are using words which the Spirit teaches. We explain Spiritual things with Spiritual words. (1 Corinthians 2:13, IEB)

When we tell you this, we do not use words of human wisdom. We speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths. (NLT)

The true Preachers of God teach the words that comes from God by speaking or preaching not in words which human wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches.
Simply stated, they only speak and preach the words of God written in the Bible.

How will they speak or preach the words written in the Bible?
They explain "Spiritual things with Spiritual words".

How can Spiritual things be explained by Spiritual words?
They use God's words to explain God's words or verses of the Bible to explain other verses of the Bible.

Thus, the true Preachers of God "USE GOD'S WORDS TO INTERPRET GOD'S WORDS".

  • They use the verses of the Bible can explain the other verses of the Bible because "Spiritual Things or Spiritual Truths are expressed in spiritual words". 
  • They compare passages in the Bible with other passages related to the subject being discussed because such passages are words of God and therefore spiritual things.

42F.3   What is the reason why the true Preachers of God use the verses of the bible to explain spiritual truths or the Gospel of Christ?

This is what Apostle Peter wrote in  II Peter1:20-21:

"Knowing  this first,  that no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation,  for prophecy never came by the will of man,  but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit." (NKJV)

The reason is that "The scriptures is not for private interpretation". Therefore, it is only spiritual words (verses of the Bible) that can explain spiritual truths like the Gospel.
The true Preachers of God do not give their personal opinions or personal interpretations of the scriptures..

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The true Preachers of God can be recognized by what He teaches, he does not teach his own, but what he teaches comes from God. Simply stated, they only speak and preach the words of God written in the Bible.  How will they do it?  They explain "Spiritual things with Spiritual words".  How can they do it?  They use God's words to explain God's words or verses of the Bible to explain other verses of the Bible.  Thus, the true Preachers of God "USE GOD'S WORDS TO INTERPRET GOD'S WORDS" written in the Bible.  They do not give their personal opinions or personal interpretations.

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