preach the word

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.

2 Timothy 4:1-2

I’m not sure what I’m hearing from some alleged Christian ministers, but I’m thankful for the many who attempt to do what is called for in this great passage. I personally don’t want to hear something new, unheard of by anyone before. What I want to hear is the word preached, God’s inscripturated word, Scripture, what we call the Bible, the heart of that being the gospel, the good news fulfilled in Jesus.

We don’t need anything fancy. Just the faithful preaching and teaching of God’s word which has a depth and beauty all its own, and leads us to God’s Word: Jesus. Nothing more and nothing less. In and through Jesus.