The charge is be faithful to preach the gospel. The content of our teaching, of each sermon, should be informed by this specific charge.
- We must never assume that those in our churches have sufficient knowledge of the gospel, or have exhausted their need for the gospel.
- We must never address a topic isolated from the gospel.
- We must never exhort anyone to obedience apart from the gospel.
- We must never preach more passionately about any topic other than the gospel.
You and I have been entrusted with the old, old story. We must not alter, adjust, or add to that story. Instead, we must faithfully proclaim it.