“Take your stand on the Rock of Ages. Let death, let the judgment come: the victory is Christ’s and yours through Him.” ~DL Moody
So many subjects and issues seem to govern what Pastors preach.
But only one subject can have lasting impact in this life ,and in the next.
Pastor, if your three-point sermon isn’t about Jesus, you are missing The Point.
Case in point- One particularly hot topic is marriage. To be fair, the Bible covers marriage, and we need to listen to what God says about the Holy union he established between man and women. God made us to uniquely compliment each other physically, emotionally,and so on.
But the Bible has an overall theme of man’s redemption through Christ.
Both the old and most obviously the New Testament reveal Christ and His purpose,the Gospel, as central to all that is written in them.
Jesus heals marriages because He alone makes sinners into saints, and saved sinners make Christian couples.
If the issues that plague secular marriage are as prevalent in the Church it is because the church is filled with unchanged sinners.
If that is true, then you need to ask yourself if three or four Gospel messages per year are enough.
Pastor, you should consider making Jesus and the Great Commission the central theme of every message.
Christ can show you how all subjects begin and end with Him.
“Without Me you can do nothing.”, is an all-encompassing statement.
” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,”is another all-encompassing statement.
Both of theses Biblical truths point to the central truth of Christ’s supremacy.
It really is all about Jesus.
Isn’t it time you plugged your sermons into that power?
The ONLY power to change us forever is Jesus.