Persuasive preaching seeks to convince not just inform! A battle rages for hearts and souls.
Persuasive preaching engages Christians, not just the lost, in order that they see their sin and hear afresh the offer of Christ crucified for them in the gospel.
Persuasive preaching recognizes that the Christian life is a spiritual warfare.
Persuasive preaching recognizes that Christians by nature do still yield to sin.
Persuasive preaching recognizes that Christians struggle with their sin and unbelief.
Persuasive preaching recognizes that Christians struggle with sins in their lives and thus often feel discouraged, even despondent.
Persuasive preaching presents Christ crucified as the remedy for the sins of not only the unsaved but Christians.
Persuasive preaching diagnoses sin as a deadly cancer and not merely a flesh wound.
Persuasive preaching calls for faith and repentance in the hearers.
Persuasive preaching presents Christ crucified and him alone as the full remedy for the guilt of sin and God's full provision for godly living.
Persuasive preaching presents Christ's substitutionary-penalty-paying-death on the cross and his resurrection as the power of God that breaks the dominion of sin in believers.
Persuasive preaching doesn't primarily present Biblical truths for living the Christian life, but rather Christ crucified as the power of God unto justification, sanctification, and salvation.
Persuasive preaching dares to confront hearers/sinners where Scripture confronts and comforts them where Scripture comforts.
Persuasive preaching appeals to the hearts of the hearers, believer and unbeliever alike, with the Good News of Christ.
Persuasive preaching appeals to the hearers, saved and lost, to trust in Christ - "all who labor and are heavy laden."
Persuasive preaching exposes our lack of trust in Christ, our need of Christ, and presents Christ to us as he is offered in the gospel, the One who is completely trustworthy.
Persuasive preaching presents the love of God in Christ who died for sinners, believer and unbeliever alike...________________________________