Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Great thoughts concerning preaching

In getting ready for a Bible study tonight from 1 Thessalonians 2, I ran across this quote by Leon Morris in his commentary on the book.
[Paul's] work was to pass on a message, not to produce some high-flown oration elaborately adorned with ear-tickling phraseology, nor even to give a simple message to meet the need as he saw it. The fact that this [meaning the phrase ['proclaiming the gospel'] is a favorite way of referring to the activity of the Christian preacher in the New Testament puts stress on the divine nature of the message. The gospel preacher is not at liberty to substitute his view of the need of the moment for the God given message of the cross.