Thursday, January 20, 2011

What is the goal of Christian preaching?

 Martin Luther in Concerning Christian Liberty:
Now preaching ought to have the object of promoting faith in [Christ], so that He may not only be Christ, but a Christ for you and for me, and that what is said of Him, and what He is called, may work in us. And this faith is produced and is maintained by preaching why Christ came, what He has brought us and given to us, and to what profit and advantage He is to be received.