Christ Didn’t Die for Your Best Life Now

Tuesday is for Preaching

Preach the WordMuch preaching in America simply isn’t serious enough to generate any interest from believers or non-believers alike. It is beyond unfortunate; it is tragic. Too many pastors …

  • Don’t take the Bible seriously
  • Don’t take Jesus seriously
  • Don’t take the holiness of God seriously
  • Don’t take the value of people seriously
  • Don’t take sin seriously

Their preaching …

  • shies away from any significant discussion of doctrine
  • avoids all controversy except for the pet peeve of the pastor
  • rarely takes up themes that push a congregation out of its liberal or conservatives biases (which ever the case may be)

Instead, the congregation is offered a pick-and-choose therapeutic sludge that caters to the reigning pop-culture need of the moment.

  • Your best life now.
  • How to deal with stress
  • Five steps to a happier life
  • blah, blah, blah.

I’m pretty sure I have been guilty of all of those things at some point.

But our age, and our God, and the needs of people demand a holy seriousness. It demands an attention to truth and gospel verities that the blood of Christ deserves.

Our Savior didn’t suffer, die and rise for our best life now but for our best life forever and for the glory of His name.

It is not about us. It is about Him.

There is one name given among men whereby they can be saved (Acts 4:12). Let’s make sure we preach that name every week. Compliments on our messages do not mean faithfulness to God. 


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