Francis Chan: The Role of the Holy Spirit in Preaching

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We experience the Holy Spirit in our personal time of devotion and also when we’re using our spiritual gifts for the common good. “I really believe there’s a sweet communion I have with the Spirit when I’m preaching that I don’t get when I’m alone.” 

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  • Chaman Nadeem

    Thank you Brother and Praise God for wonderful insight. It is very very relevant for this e Time.

    I am very much blessed.

  • Bridget Trent

    Truly lovely!!!

  • Simon MacOnyango

    Good teaching

  • jchous

    I have been dealing with this issue in my own life recently. I am a member of a wonderful church where the gospel is preached. I do question at times if the spirit of God is truly moving and controlling our fellowship. Are we deceiving ourselves through our own efforts? I look forward to hearing more from you.

  • Deana Callins

    1 Samuel 10:6 And “The Spirit” of the Lord” will (come upon thee), and you shalt prophesy with them, and shall be turned (into) another man.
    From the Beginning God and the Lord was “the only” Rulers (over) his people “UNTIL”.
    1 Samuel 8:3-5
    And Samuels sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment. Then all “The Elders” of Israel (gathered themselves together), and came to Samuel to Ramah, And said to him, Behold, you are old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now (make) us “A King” to judge us (like) All the nations.
    V7 And the Lord (said to) Samuel, Hearken to (the voice) of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me, that I should “Not Reign” (over) them. And Samuel told all the words of the Lord TO the people that (Asked of him A King).
    **An Oppressor & Unmerciful Man (as to; like) the other nations that they envied for nothing/as the Lord says; you sell yourselves for nothing ** There is only one God and He is Good & Righteous in Judgment***
    11 And he said, This will be “the manner” of the king that shall (Reign OVER you):
    He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.
    15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
    17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and “You shall be (His) Servants”.
    That slavery to man mentality has been around every since.
    The Truth Sets you Free to serve “One King, One Lord, Jesus Christ.
    Capital (head, seat of government of a nation)
    I chose the Head of my Life as “The Lord of Lords and Kings of Kings”. I Respect all, but I answer to ONE King.

  • Pastor

    As a Pastor I have often experience this communion with the Holy Spirit, as I minister the Word. There has been times when I have said something and thought where did that come from! It was the inspiration of the Spirit that quickens the Word to our hearts. Thank you for the word

  • Carole in the UK

    WoW! Truly enlightening and a blessing to me.
    I am not (yet) preaching, but this was a Word from God to me!
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Daniel Atkins

    This believer gives his spin of the Holy Spirit being involved in his preaching, and why it is so necessary to observe the importance of knowing that the Holy Spirit is a real part of true preaching (and not the bland stuff that some preachers are giving us). He’s got the message right.

  • David Ochabski

    Beautiful. I have to learn to be more and more reliant on “Christ and Him Crucified.” After so long studying intellectual arguments I’ve realized that not amount of knowledge will change a person without first the moving of the Spirit in their heart.

  • linda Sandlin

    How very refreshing to hear a man whose heart is RIGHT and not phony as a minister of the Gospel

  • Charles Rorie

    Wow, thanks Chan, This was a mighty powerful testimony. I like to just say that the “Lord”, spoke to me awhile ago through a prophetess telling me, “not to struggle with manuscripts any longer.” Her words has proven to be mighty in my ministry.