“I CONSIDER THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL TO BE THE MOST HONORABLE AND IMPORTANT WORK IN THE WORLD.
Because of the DESIGNER of the work = God has revealed himself
Because of the DUTY of the work = preaching praying, preaching, shepherding
Because of the DURATION of the work == it goes on for ever
Acts 15.35 - Paul and Barnabas … teaching and preaching the Word of the Lord…
Authorial intent (2 Tim 2.15)
Care for every word (2 Tim 3.16)
Hard work (1 Tim 4)
Desperate prayer (Acts 6.4)
Progressive revelation (1 Pet 2)
Exalting the Word (Ps 119)
Divine illumination (1 Cor 2)
Ministerial courage (1 Thess 2)
Expounding the meaning (Rom 10)
Thoughtful application (Acts 2.38)
Pastor Geoff preaches through 2 Timothy 4:1-5 at the STL Chinese Christian Church on Sunday, May 17, 2020.
This text provides the clear truth that preaching must be the FOUNDATION of the healthy church.
1. The SOLEMNITY of the foundation of preaching.
2. The SUPREMACY/SPECIFICS of the foundation of preaching.
3. The SPURNING of the foundation of preaching.
4. The STEADFASTNESS of the foundation of preaching.