Friday, August 3, 2007

The Spirit's use of the Word

"We must never divorce what God has married, namely his Word and his Spirit. The Word of God is the Spirit's sword. The Spirit without the Word is weaponless; the Word without the Spirit is powerless." (John Stott, The Message of Thessalonians pg. 34)

It seems that typically, that either the Word or the Spirit will be emphasized and the other will be neglected. This is a good reminder from Stott that preaching must be both the Word of God in the power of the Spirit...never one without the other