Paul addressed the issue of sincerity in preaching on several occasions throughout the New Testament. One such instance is 2 Corinthians 2:17, “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.” As I have reflected on this verse, it’s given me some comfort to know that the issues that plague modern Christianity also faced the apostles. I’ve also found an important value in preaching – sincerity.
If you know Jesus, you are equipped with everything you could possibly need for the battles you will face in this life. We’ve spent the last few days walking through Ephesians 6 – the “armor of God” passage, and each piece of armor has served a protective purpose. There is only one weapon mentioned. Paul challenges us to take up,
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Every time I stand up to preach, I have the privilege of watching God’s living word accomplish dynamic things in the lives of people. In 1 Thessalonians, Paul spells out three distinct functions that the Word of God performs in our lives…
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