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Spirit Speech

Lament and Celebration in Preaching
Lament and Celebration in Preaching
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An exploration of the manifestations of the Holy Spirit in preaching

That the Holy Spirit is present in preaching is something we take for granted. How the Spirit is present is a question we seldom ask. Luke Powery suggests that we fail to ask that question to the detriment of our preaching. Drawing on the tradition of African American preaching, he locates the Spirit’s activity in the sermon in two primary places; First, in celebration, the joyous acceptance of God’s gifts to the church and to the world. But equally as powerful is the expression of lament, the lifting up of our sorrow, grief, and suffering. In these two experiences the Spirit plays the decisive role, enabling the preacher to lay the congregation’s joys and sorrows at the feet of the living God, and announcing God’s presence in both our celebration and our lament.

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An exploration of the manifestations of the Holy Spirit in preaching

That the Holy Spirit is present in preaching is something we take for granted. How the Spirit is present is a question we seldom ask. Luke Powery suggests that we fail to ask that question to the detriment of our preaching. Drawing on the tradition of African American preaching, he locates the Spirit’s activity in the sermon in two primary places; First, in celebration, the joyous acceptance of God’s gifts to the church and to the world. But equally as powerful is the expression of lament, the lifting up of our sorrow, grief, and suffering. In these two experiences the Spirit plays the decisive role, enabling the preacher to lay the congregation’s joys and sorrows at the feet of the living God, and announcing God’s presence in both our celebration and our lament.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780687659746
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9780687659746
    • Binding Type: Adhesive - Perfect Binding
    • Language of Text: English
    • Publication Date: 10/01/2009
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Luke A. Powery
    • Page Count: 184
    • Width: 5.90 inches
    • Height: 0.70 inches
    • Length: 8.90 inches
    • Weight: 0.75 pounds
    • SKU: 9781426731976
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9781426731976
    • Publication Date: 10/01/2010
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Author: Luke A. Powery
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 1.00 pounds
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