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Sinclair Fergusson:

…many sermons from the Gospels – where the focus is explicitly on the person of Jesus – never mind from the Old Testament are far from Christ-centred.
How is this possible? The preacher has looked into the text principally to find himself and his congregation, not to find Christ.The sermon is consequently about ‘people in the Gospels’ rather than about Jesus Christ who is the gospel.The real question the preacher has been interested in asking and answering, is not ‘How do we find Christ in this Gospel?’ but ‘Where am I in this story? What have I got to do?’ Even although an entire series of such sermons on a Gospel is preached … we will not necessarily have communicated the basic life of Jesus. Instead we have been given an exploration of the human condition.
The… fundamental issue is the question, ‘What am I really looking for when I am preaching on any part of the Bible?
(Preaching Christ from the Old Testament, p. 5-6)

It’s not about you.

 

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