Monday, September 06, 2010

On preaching Christ

Ray Ortlund has posted a good little essay on the difference between preaching about Christ and preaching Christ. Here's how it begins:
There is a difference between preaching Christ and preaching about Christ. Preaching Christ is presenting him so clearly and directly that the people experience the sermon this way: “It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified” (Galatians 3:1). Preaching about Christ is presenting ideas related to him. It’s a good thing to do. But preaching Christ is more profound, more daring and more helpful.
The whole essay, all four paragraphs, is probably worth your time.


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