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Hearing Jesus in the Word Preached 11/16/2014

The Mission of the Church

Among today's evangelicals, preaching has suffered at the hands of innovation. Some preachers have replaced Gospel proclamation with personal stories and entertaining anecdotes. Others have sacrificed Gospel proclamation for addressing felt needs. Still others have abandoned preaching itself for skits, videos and other innovative means of communication. However, God has ordained the "foolishness of preaching" as the means for declaring His message (1 Cor 1:21). When the preacher faithfully proclaims the Gospel, it's Christ's voice that is heard (Luke 10:16). Romans 10 provides a clear picture of the importance of preaching Christ.