Monday, June 18, 2012

A Word for Preachers...Mohler on Christ-Centered Preaching

"Even more, the moralistic fables that many evangelicals hear from their pastors week in and week out will not evoke the kind of burning-in-the-heart awe that these two disciples experienced on the road to Emmaus. If we want our people to feel that kind of excitement about the gospel, then they need to hear and know the same sweeping story that Jesus unfolded to these two disciples.

"'Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets,' Luke says, 'he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.' Every single text of Scripture points to Jesus Christ. He is the Lord of all, and therefore He is the Lord of the Scriptures too. From Moses to the prophets, He is the focus of every single word of the Bible. Every verse of Scripture finds its fulfillment in Him, and every story of the Bible is not just a compendium of good short stories, but a grand, life-encompassing metanarrative of God's work of redemption in the world."

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

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