Preach the Word 11/3/2013Reformation 2013
The Reformation recovered the centrality of God's Word in worship. Martin Luther was reluctant to accept the call to preach because he feared the grave responsibility of delivering God's Word to His people. Though he went on to preach 7000 sermons, he admitted that he was fearful every time he stepped into the pulpit. In the Apostle Paul's solemn charge to Timothy, he is instructed to preach the Word, not human ideas. Paul tells the preacher to be always ready to preach God's Word whether circumstances are convenient or not. Preaching is not just delivering information but confronting people with what His Word demands.