Sunday, February 04, 2007

Preaching Christ

Mark Lauterbach is on form again, blogging about The Measure of a Sermon:

"What NT preaching does is bake the cookies and let the Spirit empowered fragrance draw them to the Savior, stir hunger, and provoke godly motive.... we are to point them to Christ, and out of a reflection on his grace and sacrifice, bring them to see their sin as on offense against his love. If I think carefully, I can use the cross as an argument about the seriousness of sin, even with a secular person. What evil requires this death by this Jesus? I am to point them to Christ and his generous grace as what they have already experienced and draw them to yield themselves to God in response." (from Part 4, within which are very examining words for young preachers - how easy it seems to force change by guilt... when the better way is to show people Jesus Christ!)

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

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