Preach the Word (pt 2)

On Sunday i continued my sermon series on preaching. I covered a number of different texts but dealt primarily with 1 Tim 4:13ff. At the conclusion of my sermon I mentioned just a few of the reasons why Biblical preaching is so hard to come by these days (see below).

Biblical exposition will cease:

#1 When church growth becomes more important than spiritual growth (Eph 4:12, Col 1:28-29).
#2 When the community takes control of the pulpit (John 3:20).
#3 When people are big and God is small (Prov 29:25 vs 2 Tim 4:1)
#4 When uncalled men occupy the pulpit (1 Tim 3:1, 4:14).
#5 When undisciplined men fill the pulpit (2 Tim 2:15, 1 Tim 4).

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  2. Posted by Steve on August 12, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Good stuff on the why expository preaching ceases. I tend to agree. It seems the whole church growth/seeker sensitive movement has contributed to a famine of the word of God and as a result, is yielding a biblically illiterate, spiritually weak generation.

    Further, I am astounded by the fact that many “Christians” have very little discernment when it comes to distinguishing sound doctrine from false teachings. Recently the fictional novel “The Shack”, with it’s unbiblical view of God (especially the doctrine of the Trinity) is being traded and swapped by Chrisitans better than baseball or hockey cards…and with much enthusiasm.

    I agree…”Preach the Word”…

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