Don’t preach …
– to add to your sermon repertoire.
– to fulfill a book contract.
– to produce something for your blog or social media presence.
– to impress others with your wit, erudition, or folksiness.
Preach only to encourage and equip Christians, to woo and warn unbelievers, and to glorify God in Jesus Christ. “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2).
“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
— Gal. 1:3-5
Outrage is in. Does that make it “inrage”?
“Jesus Christ is not valued at all until He is valued above all.”
A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
— Prov. 15:1
Just a suggestion: No more C.S. Lewis quotes for at least a week. Let’s come up with our own material.
Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a reproach to any people.
The Bible is a missionary book given to us by a missionary God. If our preaching, teaching, and ministries don’t reflect this, something’s wrong.