Sunday, 30 October 2016

Preaching Jesus!

 The 12 apostles and Paul's sermon seemed to be saturated with Christ. Here are some examples:

And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ. - Acts 5:42

Then Philip went down to the[a] city of Samaria and preached Christ to them.  - Acts 8:5

Immediately he preached the Christ[c] in the synagogues - Acts 9:20

This Jesus whom I preach to you is the Christ - Acts 17:3

For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord - 2 Corinthians 4:5

and the list can go on. They spoke of nothing else. They spoke of Jesus all the time. They never were bored about it. They never thought that speaking of Jesus is just basic stuff. For them preaching about Jesus was the beginning and end. 

The sermons that we hear these days somehow seems to miss this obsession with Christ. There is a obsession with doctrines, principles, rules...but Jesus is missing from today's pulpit. How did we become like this?

My prayer is that this Jesus obsession would sweep over our churches but it would start with you and me.