Monday, August 22, 2011

A Word for Preachers...Mohler on the Theological Nature of Preaching

"We will be hard-pressed to define any activity as being more inherently theological than the preaching of God's Word, for preaching is an exercise in the theological exposition of Scripture.  Congregations that are fed nothing more than ambiguous 'principles' supposedly drawn from God's Word are doomed to a spiritual immaturity that will quickly become visible in compromise, complacency, and a host of other spiritual ills.

"Why else would the apostle Paul command Timothy to preach the Word in such solemn and serious terms? 'I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching' (2 Timothy 4:1-2)."

Al Mohler
He Is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World

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