Glancing over the New Testament, it becomes very clear what – or Who – should be the grand subject of our preaching. May God help us preachers to bring everything back to Jesus Christ, pointing our hearers to Him continually and exclusively.
“And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” (Acts 5:42)
“Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ.” (Acts 8:5)
“Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him.” (Acts 8:35)
“And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, ‘He is the Son of God.’” (Acts 9:20)
“…but we preach Christ crucified…” (1 Corinthians 1:23)
“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2:2)
“For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord…” (2 Corinthians 4:5)
“Him (Jesus) we proclaim…” (Colossians 1:28)
“To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ…” (Ephesians 3:8)
On that day, when we (preachers) stand to give an account for our preaching, we certainly won’t be able to say that we didn’t know what to preach. Our God made it crystal clear for us in His word that we’re to proclaim His Son.