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Make Christ Wonderful In All That You Do

I am convinced that preaching of the gospel must focus in on Christ.  He must be the focal point, He must be the One that we are exalting.  Our preaching should not focus on ourselves or on the hearers but upon the Lord Jesus.  When we do this, we are truly exalting God and calling people to the very One (and the only One) who can save their souls.  Whether you are doing open air preaching, house church preaching, preaching in a traditional church, teaching a Sunday School class, teaching a small group Bible study, preaching in the prisons, discipleship, etc., we should focus upon Christ.  After all, Scripture elevates Him and exalts Him above all others (Colossians 1:15-20).

In 2 Corinthians 5:11-15 we read:

11 Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience. 12 We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart. 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

Paul’s focus in these verses was upon Christ.  He wanted Jesus to be exalted (v.14).  That should be our focus as well (1 Corinthians 2:1-5).  Christ is to be our all in all (1 Corinthians 10:31).  Christ is to be the One that we lift up in calling people to repentance (John 12:32). Christ is to be our focus completely.  After all, He is our Master and Lord (Ephesians 6:9).

Make much about this Jesus.  When people hear you speak, they should focus on Jesus and walk away knowing that they heard about Jesus.  Focus on Him alone as the only One who can save us by His grace (John 14:6).  Jesus alone is worthy!

Written by The Seeking Disciple

02/28/2013 at 10:48 AM

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