Sermons On Prophecy

Written by Serena Berger
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Sermons on prophecy may concern many of the crucial figures of the Old or New Testament. 1 Corinthians 14:1 states, "Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy." This Book continues with the promise that prophets will be sent to speak to men for their strengthening, comfort, and encouragement.

Possible Topics for Sermons on Prophecy

Prophecies in the Christian tradition are the word of God as revealed to men. The Old Testament features countless prophecies fulfilled. For example, the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Kings, and others comprise the Book of Prophets, all of which tell of specific events to come, such as the rebuilding of Jericho, the death of Ahab, or the transporting of Elijah to the heavens.

Of course the most-discussed prophecies in Christian faiths are those concerning the arrival and identity of the Messiah. Consider briefly the fact that Islam shares the Old Testament and much of the New with Christianity, but differs because Muslims consider Christ to be a prophet, not the Messiah, and do not believe that the final word of God came for another six centuries until he revealed it to the last and greatest prophet, Muhammad. Further, the Jewish faith does not believe that Christ was the Messiah, and is awaiting the event that will fulfill their interpretation of the Old Testament prophecies regarding the coming of the Son of God.

Sermons on prophecy, then, are likely to be concerned with passages about the coming of the Messiah. They may also, however, relate to the idea that long ago many men received these words from God, and congregants may wish better to understand how and why this changed. If you are looking for inspiration from other ministers' sermons on prophecy, you may find many relevant online resources.

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