Him We Preach #669

28  Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. 29  To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily. (Colossians 1:28–29, NKJV)

Christ is proclaimed when His gospel is preached (1 Cor. 2:2). Gospel preaching contains warning and wise instruction intended to present souls complete Christ; cleansed of sin and fit for the Master’s use. Preaching that does not convict sinners of sin is not gospel preaching (Jno. 16:8). Preaching that does not teach sinners how to be saved in Christ is not gospel preaching (Mk. 16:15-16). Preaching that does not trust God to work mightily through the word that is preached is not gospel preaching (1 Cor. 1:18; Rom. 1:16-17). God works through His gospel to produce faith that leads to salvation. That is why the whole gospel must be preached. Preaching that is not gospel preaching forfeits the power of God to save the lost and to perfect (complete) the saved. What kind of preaching do you desire and demand?

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