Similar Words Used in the Bible

Preaching (27), Preach (50), Preached (61), Teach (109), Teachest (8), Teacheth (16), Teaching (25), Edify (3) Edifieth (3), Edifying (8), Exhort (16), Exhortation (10), Exhorted (3), Exhorting (4), Rebuke (46), Convince (2), Convinced (4), Speak (492), Speakest (17), Speaketh (73), Speaking (63), Feed, etc. (The verb “share” is not in the bible one time in any form.)

2nd Corinthians 4:13 “. . . I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak. . . .”

John 3:34 “For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God. . . .”

Leviticus 19:17 “. . . thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.”

Matthew 12:30 “. . . he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.”

Deuteronomy 4:9-10 “. . . Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me. . . and that they may teach their children.” (not “bible stories” or “bible principles,” but “the words”)

Mark 2:1-2,13 “. . . and he [Jesus] preached the word unto them. . . . and he taught them.”

John 4:31-38 “My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.”

Matthew 24:45-46 “. . . a faithful and wise servant . . . [will] give them meat in due season. . . .”

“Soul Winning” [Within the body?!?]

Proverbs 11:30 “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”

James 5:19-20 “Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.”

2nd Peter 3:14-18 “. . . they that are unlearned and unstable wrest . . . scriptures, unto their own destruction [they’re not atheists, they’re quoting scripture]. . . . beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.”

Proverbs 19:25 “. . . reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.”

(15:12 “A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.”)

(vs. 31-33 “He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.”)

25:12 “As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.”

27:5 “Open rebuke is better than secret love.”

John 17:1-17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”

Isaiah 38:18-19 “. . . the father to the children shall make known thy truth.”

(Not public school, seminary school, pre-school, day school, or the church!)

2nd Corinthians 4:13-18 “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak. . . .” (That’s preaching!)

Keeping It To Yourself (and knowing when)

Proverbs 12:23 “A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.”

pearls before swine

answer not a fool according to his folly

Ecclesiastes 5:2 “Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.”

James 1:26 “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.”

The Problem

Λ John 5:44 “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?” (There it is!)

Matthew 12:34 “. . . out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”

Luke 9:26 “For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed. . . .”

14:34-35 “Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?”

16:13-15 “. . . for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.”

False Pastors

Isaiah 32:6 “For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.”

Λ 56:10-12 “His watchmen are blind: they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark. . . .” (so they “share”)

Romans 16:17-18 “. . . they . . . serve . . . their own belly . . . by good words and fair speeches. . . .”

2nd Timothy 3:1-5 “. . . in the last days . . . having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. . . .”

Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God. . . .”

1st Corinthians 1:18,24 “For the preaching of the cross . . . unto us which are saved . . . is the power of God.”

Jeremiah 23:22 “But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.”

vs. 29-32 “I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.”

v. 36 “. . . for ye have perverted the words of the living God. . . .”

Pastors (how it should be)

1st Corinthians 4:6 “. . . learn in us not to think of men above that which is written. . . .”

Titus 2:1-15 “But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine . . . and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.”

2nd Timothy 4:1-5 “But watch thou in all things. . . .” (Nothing is said here about getting along with the herd.)

Acts 20:27-31 “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God. . . .” (Feed with what?) (If you haven’t trashed the Old Testament you’ll know?)

Jeremiah 3:15 “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”

Psalm 40:10 “I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.”

The Truth

Psalm 119:30 “I have chosen the way of truth. . . .” (This has to be a conscious decision!)

John 8:31-32 “If ye continue in my word . . . ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

2nd Corinthians 4:1-7 “. . . not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves . . . in the sight of God.”

Romans 2:7-8 “But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth . . . indignation and wrath. . . .”

(Christians contend against the truth in order to justify blending with the world.)

Blending With the World

Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. . . .”

v. 9 “Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.”

Examples for Good Preaching Topics (not acceptable to the world)

Luke 12:4-5 “But I will forwarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.”

Philippians 4:2,18 “Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers . . . for many . . . are the enemies of the cross. . . .”

Acts 13:14-41 (How rude! and exactly right and perfect! Amen.)

Respect for the Other Guy’s Religion

Psalm 138:1 “I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.”

[Put another way, “before the gods”, is, “in their face” with no respect to them at all!]

Exodus 20:3 “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

141:4 “Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.”

Examples of the Lord’s Disrespect for Their Religion:

1st Samuel 5:2-4 “When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again. And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.”