We Preach Jesus

Preaching Jesus                                We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord! (2Cor4.5)

 

What did Peter preach? (Ax42.22-24 / 4.12)

Who did Philip preach (Ax8.35)

How did Paul preach (Ax17.2&3)

 

"Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry." (Rom11.13)

 

The Pauline Method - 1Cor2

not lofty speech or 'wisdom' (v1) -- avoiding eloquent rhetoric

Determined (v2): by deliberate resolution fixed his purpose

Know Nothing Except (v2) -- only one certainty to explain

Jesus Christ: Iesous (Gk) Jehoshua (Heb) of Nazareth, the Anointed of God

And Him Crucified (v2) -- fulfilling prophecy, atoning sacrifice

 

Why Preach Just Jesus?

So your faith in Power of God (v5) -- no human method to distract

Divine Wisdom - once hidden, from ages -- now revealed (vs6-8)

The Goal of proclaiming Jesus: to know & be like Jesus (Phil3.8)

 

Fulfill Your Ministry

"Do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry." (2Tim4.5)

The Gifts of Christ: Presenters of the Word (Eph4.11)

Apostles dedicated to serving in the word (Ax6.4)

Paul labored to complete his service: Acts20.24 / Rom15.19&20

 

Q: What IS a preacher's business? Socializing? Politics? Church-planting? School-promoting?

Fund-raising?

 

The Nature of Our Faith

Not 'church-ianity' -- when believers gather (1Cor11.22)

'Church-building' is Jesus' business (Mt16.18 / Ax9.31)

Not 'preacher-ianity' - we are mere servants (2Cor4.5)

 

"Proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light!"

(1Pet2.9)

 

Whole Gospel

Includes baptism (1Cor1.17 / Jn4.2 / Ax8.35,37)

Includes moral living (1Thess1.9 / Eph5&6)

Includes the church (Eph1.22&23 / 1Tim3.15)

 

Who is Jesus? God and man in one person, the Messiah, the mediator, prophet, priest, and King, the head, husband, Savior, and Redeemer of his people.

 

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. (John 17:3)




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