Weekends are for Preachers

2 Timothy 4:2 is majestic in its simplicity. Paul commands young Timothy to “preach the Word”. This simple imperative motivates preachers and gives direction to their work. I like the the words of William Hendriksen related to this verse in his commentary on the Pastoral Epistles:

The herald brings God’s message. Today in the work of “heralding” or “preaching” careful exposition of the text is certainly included. But genuine heralding or preaching is lively, not dry; timely, not stale. It is the earnest proclamation of news initiated by God. It is not the abstract speculation on views excogitated by man.

This Sunday remember that you are proclaiming news initiated by God. There is nothing more important.



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