“I opposed indulgences and all the papists, but never with force. I simply taught, preached, and wrote God’s Word; otherwise I did nothing. And while I slept , or drank Wittenberg beer with my friends Philipp and Amsdorf, the Word so greatly weakened the papacy that no prince or emperor ever inflicted such losses upon it. I did nothing; the Word did everything.”I'm enjoying studying 2 Timothy at the moment. Great encouragements to guard God's gospel, to have humble character, concern for the truth and simply to preach the word. The simple apostolic strategy for the continuation of the church! For some reason it seems to be the easiest thing in the world not to do it... for us to be shameful-workmen who love to engage in the youthful passions of arrogant arguments.... the church drifts from the sound doctrine of the glorious gospel and into gangrenous error. God can guard his gospel and I want to do that too.
Today, Colin Adams shares some very wise words on 'giving prominence to God's word'.
"the very way we are seen to handle the bible will set an example, for good or ill."
Ramesh Richard on the benefits of Expository Preaching (ht: Milton Stanley)
"Basically, expository preaching helps the preacher promote God’s agenda for his people.”