1. To pronounce a public discourse on a religious subject, or from a subject, or from a text of Scripture. The word is usually applied to such discourses as are formed from a text of Scripture. This is the modern sense of preach.
2. To discourse on the gospel way of salvation and exhort to repentance; to discourse on evangelical truths and exhort to a belief of them and acceptance of the terms of salvation. This was the extemporaneous manner of preaching pursued by Christ and his apostles. Matt.4. 10. Acts 10. 14.
PREACH v.t. To proclaim; to publish in religious discourses.
What ye hear in the ear, that preach ye on the house-tops. Matt.10
The Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek. Is.61.
1. To inculcate in public discourses.
I have preached righteousness in the great congregations. Ps.40." (KJV Dic)
Ecc 12:8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity. And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs. The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth"