The Preacher’s Job


“The preacher’s job is not making Christ relevant to us but helping us to see his beauty–so that we may know what is glorious, wonderful, and joyous about our Beloved”

“The kind of sermon that gives us real help living the Christian life is not about us but about Christ.  It does not tell us what to do, but what Christ does.  It tells the story of who he is and what he has done for us and our salvation: he is the eternal Son of God who came down from heaven, the baby born of the virgin Mary, the rabbi from Galilee who taught in parables and went to Jerusalem where he died on the cross under Pontius Pilate, then rose from the dead on the third day and ascended to sit at the right hand of the Father, where he now intercedes for us and pours out his Spirit upon his Body, and who will come again in glory as judge of all nations and king of creation.  That’s the gospel.”

Phillip Cary “Good News For Anxious Christian


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