5263 communication

5263 communication

The effective conveyance of a message. God has communicated with humanity, especially through his Son. Christians are encouraged to communicate God’s word effectively to others.

God communicates with people

Through his creation Ps 19:1-4 See also Ro 1:20

Through the Scriptures 2Pe 1:20-21 See also Jer 36:2; Eze 1:3; Zec 7:12; 2Ti 3:16

Through his Son Jn 1:18; Heb 1:1-3 See also Jn 1:14; Col 1:15; Col 2:9

Through the human conscience Jn 8:9; Ro 2:14-15

Through the providential ordering of life Ac 14:16-17; Ac 17:26-27

Through angelic appearances Jdg 6:11-12; Jdg 13:3; Zec 1:9; Mt 1:20; Lk 1:11-13,28; Lk 2:9-11; Ac 8:26; Rev 1:1

Through dreams 1Ki 3:5; Da 7:1; Mt 2:13

Through visions Isa 1:1; Eze 11:24-25; Da 8:1; Ob 1-21; Ac 10:3,9-17

Through a donkey Nu 22:27-31

Through miracles Jn 11:25,43-44; Ac 2:22 The miracles of Jesus Christ were not merely wonderful occurrences; they were also signs that conveyed spiritual truth.

God has communicated directly with individuals

Ex 3:2-6 See also Ex 33:9,21; 1Ki 19:12-13

Jesus Christ and communication

Jesus Christ communicated his Father’s will Jn 12:49 See also Jn 14:9-10,24; Jn 15:15; Jn 17:8

Jesus Christ used parables in order to communicate with some but not with others Mk 4:10-12 pp Mt 13:10-15 pp Lk 8:9-10; Isa 6:9-10; Jn 9:39

The Holy Spirit and communication

Jn 16:15 See also Jn 14:26; Jn 15:26; Jn 16:8,13; Ro 8:16; Gal 4:6; 1Jn 3:24

Christians are to communicate the good news to other people

Lk 24:46-48 See also Mt 10:7; Mt 28:19-20; Mk 6:12; Mk 16:15,20; Ac 1:8; Ac 4:20; Ac 20:27; Ac 26:17-20; Ro 10:14-15; 1Th 1:8

The failure of communication

Inadequate perception of the truth Mk 8:16-21 See also Mk 4:13; Jn 1:10; Jn 8:27; Jn 10:6; Jn 13:22; Jn 14:9; Jn 16:18

Wilful rejection of the truth Eph 4:18 See also Jn 8:44,47; Ro 1:21-25; Heb 3:12-13

See also

1416miracles
1439revelation
1690word of God
2357Christ, parables
2420gospel
3140Holy Spirit, teacher
3275Holy Spirit in the church
4112angels, messengers
5546speech
7754preaching
8424evangelism
8495witnessing

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