The Church of Christ …. Preaching
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
Visitors to the services of assembled church of Christ will find preaching from God’s Holy word. As the above scripture describes preaching is needful and timely with the intended goal of salvation for all.
The evil one has managed to turn something good, needful and commanded by God the creator into something at best meddlesome and at worse unreliable or just one mans “think so.”
True preaching of God’s Holy word is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Nothing else is to be preached. One must realize the preacher is proclaiming the excellences of God and as such we value it highly above all else.
Preaching by design is to expose the false teacher, admonish all who do not abandon their teaching. Equally, it must encourage the poor in spirit and continue with respect to each of the above. The doctrine is not the preachers own but that received from the Apostles and Jesus Christ himself through the word.
When next we see preaching let us compare to the above and not our desires to the believing of the soul.