Saturday, March 28, 2009

Faith Building

"Faith is not built by preaching introspectively (constantly challenging whether they have faith); faith is not built by preaching moralistically (which has exactly the opposite effect of focusing attention on the self rather than on Christ, in whom our faith is placed); faith is not built by joining the culture wars and taking potshots at what is wrong with our culture. Faith is built by careful, thorough exposition of the person, character, and work of Christ."

"The pulpit is the place to declare the fitness of Christ's person, and that adequacy of both his humiliated and exalted work for sinners."

T. David Gordon, Why Johnny Can't Preach, p.75-76; 91.

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