David Prince on the essence of “Christ-centered, Gospel-focused expository preaching” that does not fall into an overall message of moralism and ‘try harder’.
The meta-genre of Scripture is gospel story and we must read the entire Bible with that genre awareness. Christ-centered, Gospel-focused expository preaching will not mute the call to obey the moral and ethical imperatives of Scripture (1 Cor 10:11). To the contrary, such an approach will strengthen the call to obey because it provides the only possible context for obedience—faith. Sanctification, just as justification, is by faith alone. Genuine spiritual motivation in preaching must be presented in terms of the gospel; people must be set free before they can walk in freedom. We are all constantly tempted to drift back toward legalistic, moralistic attitudes, so we never outgrow our need to hear the gospel.
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