Persuasive preaching seeks to convince hearers to put their trust in Christ alone and renounce all trust and hope in themselves.
Persuasive preaching not only understands the Biblical text, presenting it with a clear theme, but presents it with a persuasive argument that engages the hearer's heart.
Persuasive preaching presents Christ as the key to understanding each biblical text and also the key to bringing the Word persuasively home to the heart and life of the listener.
Neglecting persuasion in preaching neglects the heart of the listener and undermines the purpose of preaching.
Persuasive preaching is offering Christ as a living reality - the One to be believed in, encountered, and embraced by those who listen.
Persuasive preaching engages listeners' with the truth of Scripture on a level of where they live. Christ is thus presented as coming to them.
Persuasive preaching preaches Christ from the whole Word of God and preaches him not only to the mind but to the heart of the listener.
Persuasive preaching presents to the listener the Bible's unique, divine, living power with the Word's own penetrating power (Heb. 4:12).
Persuasive preaching seeks to change people by not only logically engaging listeners' minds with Scripture's truth but by moving their hearts with the love of God in Christ.