“Frank, you talk a lot about preaching Jesus Christ as opposed to preaching ‘things.’ This really resonates. I’ve never heard you speak yet, so can you give me examples from your own preaching of what ‘preaching Christ’ looks and sounds like?”
I’m posting my answer here as I believe it will be of interest to some of you. What follows are five examples. Each message seeks to unveil the staggering glories of the Lord Jesus Christ. The messages are also available on iTunes, Mp3 download, via Google Reader, RSS feed, etc. Just look at the top left-hand side after you click on each link.
On a related note, I’ve had many conversations with preachers (and teachers) in which they’ve complained that they often “run out” of things to preach. And thus they’re always on the look-out for new “sermon material.”
A quick word about this. Paul talked about receiving a revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ.
But when it pleased God . . . to reveal His Son in me that I might preach Him . . . (Gal. 1:15-16)
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him (Eph. 1:17)
In my experience, when a person receives a groundbreaking revelation of Christ, they discover a well that never runs dry. From that point on, they never run out of things to preach. And when they do preach or teach, it is always HIM who is declared. What is imparted is not simply words, concepts, and ideas; what is imparted is LIFE. And Christ, who is LIFE, is inexhaustible.
That I might preach the inexhaustible riches of Christ . . . (Eph. 3:8)
May the Holy Spirit use these messages to open the door of your heart to a deeper revelation of Jesus Christ.