Much modern preaching tends, in the words of the prophet Jeremiah, to say to men and women, “Peace, peace” where there is, in fact, “no peace.” The Gospel, on the other hand, to use the words of the prophet Joel, places “multitudes in the valley of decision.” The Gospel places you and me crossroads between faith and unbelief. It is a crossroads at which you must make a decision – either to trust Jesus Christ as Saviour, or to trust in your own selves, your religion, your good works. Which will it be – Christ or man-centred religion?
When Jesus Christ preached the Word of God, His preaching had one of two effects on His hearers – either they believed and were saved, or they were antagonised, and they objected to Him, threatening Him, taunting Him and persecuting Him.
When the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached, simply…
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