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To preach the Word of God carries such an immense obligation before our God... We have the responsibility before Almighty God to proclaim Christ and Him crucified, whether it's in the Church on the Lord's Day, the streets or the prison. First, The need is to proclaim Him correctly, to proclaim Him responsibly and to proclaim Him with conviction. Second, we have the need to feed the flock with the Word of God so that they would be nourished as sheep, warned as infidels and exhorted as wayward so that they would grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus. James 3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. Though this is immense and the preaching of the Word of God has eternal ramifications. . . those who are called to proclaim Christ should never shrink from their calling, but embrace it above all other loves, and to cry out to God for strength and boldness. Our generation is in dire need of men who will proclaim the Word of God like John Knox...fearlessly in the face of man and fearfully before God. BB
So grateful for the infinite mercy of God! He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities. Isaiah 53:11 BB
Without understanding God's justice against sin, the cross cannot be anything except, a nice sentiment, or that Jesus was just another martyr. But when you see that God's justice was displayed in the penal substitution, Christ bearing the sins of His people, taking the punishment that their sins deserve upon Himself, then everything falls into place. You see Definite Atonement, Redemption, Propitiation, and the great love of God clearly displayed in its fullness! BB
Christ is preached in our Churches!
Do you ever plumb the depths of the glories of the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ? Ponder the work, see the Lord of heaven Himself crucified, Behold the Son of God pouring out His lifeblood for sinful man. The sight of this should shock you to the core of your soul! BB
This is the day I long for... Why do so many Christians get caught up with the entertainment of the world and not with the greatness of the Lord? Believe me, I live in New England and football is the talk of the town, but shouldn't be with those who are Christ's. Does anything really compare to the Day of the Lord? Rise up Christian and focus. Who is the one you worship? BB
God is worthy of devotion throughout our lives, down to our last breath! BB