Preaching Christ (engelstalig)
"In our preaching we must reason with sinners (Acts 24:25) and answer their questions (1 Peter 3:15), but we must not debate with them as if the truth of the gospel were negotiable. Nor can we be apologetic or evasive concerning what God requires in terms of faith and submission to the Gospel. Men must come to Christ on his terms, not their own, and it is the preacher's responsibility to make those terms crystal clear. As they do so come ... they will begin to discover the unsearchable riches of Christ".
A new series of booklets that aim to make selected writings from EVANGELICAL TIMES available in a more permanent and accessible form (www.evangelicaltimes.org)
PREACHING CHRIST by Edgar Andrews is the first in this series and sets out a biblical case for believing that Christ-centered preaching is the only authentic preaching for the Christian church today. Eminently readable, the booklet is intended not only for those who preach but also for all who listen!
Starting with the question, 'What shall we preach?' the booklet sets out a Christ-centered approach that views the whole Bible as a testimony to Jesus Christ and his redeeming work.
But these chapters are more than theology. They will warm the heart and clarify the mind as they dwell upon such themes as 'The unsearchable riches of Christ', 'Preaching the atonement' and 'Heralding the Saviour'.
They also address pratical issues such as 'Preaching Christ to Christians' and 'Preaching Christ from the Old Testament', showing by examples how Christ can be preached from obscure passages without unjustified allegorical interpretations.
Egdar Andrews is an Emeritus Professor of the University of London, co-editor of Evangelical Times, and co-pastor of The Campus Church, in Welwyn Garden City, UK.