• Thought For The Day

    Preaching

    I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes. . . Romans 1:16 It can be safely said that “preaching” in the 21st century Church is definitely a toss-up as to what one will get when the deed is done. There are among us some great orators, technicians, scholars, persuaders, expositors, story-tellers, collectors (read: offering takers), motivators, and undoubtedly a multitude of other descriptive terms, along with some who are not much good at any of those things. In fact, terms like long-winded, boring, silly, and worthless are not uncommon among the flock. Yet the Truth of God’s Word is that preaching is to be the central focus of the Body. It is there that the Gospel of Christ is proclaimed which is the power of God to Salvation (Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 1:18). It is in the process of preaching that Scripture is applied to the brain and teaching, reproof, correction, and training resulting in maturity along with the necessary ingredients to prepare each individual for good works, are delivered (2 Timothy 3:16) So why is that so hard to find in the Church of Jesus Christ in the 21st…