Lord’s Day Preparation—The Priority of Preaching
For Sunday March 13, 2022
It’s storming in Eastern North Carolina today. There is nothing we need more in a storm than the Lord who can calm it and be our refuge. We need God’s proclaimed Word more than ever in the stormy times in which we live.
Christopher Ash writes,
We need repeated preaching, because by nature we will never repent and believe. We will "‘move on’ from the simple gospel of daily repentance, daily taking up the cross, daily faith, to a supposed higher life, a more sophisticated life, some kind of super-spiritual life in which repentance and faith are too ordinary and simple to be practised. This is what will happen unless we sit under faithful preaching. We need the urgency of a city watchman to cry out, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ (Jer. 6:17).1
As I read that I am reminded of my responsibility as a pastor as well as my need as a listener to the Lord’s Word. The Lord’s day is different in some ways for each of us, but in a very main way it is the same—we need to be called to the urgency of faith and repentance again. The disastrous results of not regularly sitting under faithful preaching may be applauded by the world, called spiritual, but God sees beneath the surface. We all must have a priority of preaching.
The Priority of Preaching p.61