Monday, September 3, 2012

Preaching Christ In Brasil

Preaching Christ Around The World
It has been a joy for me to have had the privilege to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Here is one of the messages that I delivered to the conference in Brasilia at the Reformation Conference and the dedication of their new church.
My goal in preaching whether home or abroad is what Paul said in I Corinthians 2:2, "For I determined not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified."
While we have so many blessings here at Berean Baptist Church we also have a great responsibility to share this same gospel here at home with loved ones and friends. My prayer is that we will be faithful in proclaiming the precious message of Christ with those that we encounter in our every day moments.
Here are a few quotes on preaching that speak to us today!
"It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich, and great, and honoured in that world where his Lord was poor, and mean, and despised." ~George Muller

"Nothing is more needed among preachers today than that we should have the courage to shake ourselves free from the thousand and one trivialities in which we are asked to waste our time and strength, and resolutely return to the apostolic ideal which made necessary the office of the diaconate. We must resolve that we will continue stedfastly in prayer, and in the ministry of the Word." ~G. Campbell Morgan0

"The greatest privilege of earthly life is to give some fellow creature the blessed word of God, and then try by loving speech and example, to bring home to the heart and conscience...the truths it contains." ~J. A. Broadus

"Trouble or no trouble—pains or no pains—controversy, or no controversy—one thing is very sure: that nothing but Christ’s Gospel will ever do good to our own souls. Nothing else will maintain our Churches. Nothing else will ever bring down God’s blessing upon our land. If, therefore, we love our own souls, or if we love our country’s prosperity, or if we love to keep our Churches standing, we must remember the Apostles words, and “hold fast,” hold firmly the Gospel, and refuse to let it go!" ~ J.C. Ryle

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