Wednesday, May 31, 2006

On Preaching - Packer

"If we do not preach about sin and God's judgment on it, we cannot present Christ as Saviour from sin and the wrath of God. And if we are silent about these things, and preach a Christ who saves only from self and the sorrows of this world, we are not preaching the Christ of the Bible . . . Such preaching may soothe some, but it will help nobody; for a Christ who is not seen and sought as a Saviour from sin will not be found to save from self or from anything else."

J.I. Packer, A Quest For Godliness , 164, 165.

6 Comments:

At Thursday, June 01, 2006 5:01:00 AM, Blogger bluecollar said...

Great post!

He came to save us from our sins.

 
At Thursday, June 01, 2006 9:45:00 AM, Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

Preach Christ and Him crucified. Not sure I agree about the preaching of sin...men tend to focus on what they battle or are lacking in themselves...their own fears...
I would that more men feared God and preached Christ alone. He, being lifted up, will draw all men to himelf.

 
At Thursday, June 01, 2006 5:30:00 PM, Blogger Pastor Josh said...

We do need to tell them about sin. The best way for sinners to realize how much of a sinner they are is to use the ten commandments. It really opens there eyes. We have to let them know you they are and were they are going.

 
At Thursday, June 01, 2006 5:51:00 PM, Blogger T A Blankenship said...

Great post Doug.
That is the truth. There is way too much exalting the flesh in the pulpit these days.
In order to convict of sin people need to hear they are sinners, and name some of those sins once in awhile. Not our opinions of sin, but the sins the Bible and God say are sins.
Good for Packer.

 
At Thursday, June 01, 2006 6:20:00 PM, Blogger BugBlaster said...

Short, sweet, and right.

 
At Thursday, June 01, 2006 6:29:00 PM, Blogger Johnnie Burgess Jr said...

Without preaching on sin, how can you explain the reason why Jesus was crucified.

 

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