Helpful Sermon: The Cross and Preaching (Day 8)

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As I chopped onions, minced garlic, and diced carrots for last night’s delicious Minestrone Soup, I listened to a sermon from The Church at Brook Hills. I’ll have to listen to it again (and again) because it’s that good and there’s no way I caught everything with all that dicing going on. The big idea: all preaching/ teaching must be rooted in the gospel.

This message is for anyone who ever teaches the Bible as well as for anyone who ever listens to someone teach the Bible.

Jotted in my journal:

“The gospel must be central to our teaching so that ‘your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” (1 Cor. 2:5)

In 2 Cor. 12, Paul writes about “His strength, His power manifested through our weakness. Why? So that when all is said and done, His power is shown; everybody glorifies God and they don’t glorify us.”

“Rely on God’s power for your obedience.”

“People who listen to sermons will put their faith in whatever they consider most important in the preaching event.”

Click here to listen: The Cross and Preaching, Part 2.