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.
Monday, September 06, 2010
Ray Ortlund has posted a good little essay on the difference between preaching about Christ and preaching Christ. Here's how it begins: