June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21

On Christ the solid rock I stand

Second Sunday after Christmas

David Kalas
Schuyler Rhodes

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Edward Mote was a Baptist pastor in nineteenth-century England, serving for 26 years at Horshem in Sussex. If American Christians know him at all, it is for the hymn he wrote, "My Hope Is Built." There is a story that Mote was so beloved by his congregation that they once offered him the title to the church building. Mote declined, however, saying, "I do not want the chapel, I only want the pulpit; and when I cease to preach Christ, then turn me out of that."

Such single-minded purpose in preaching is reminiscent of the apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 4:5). And if such a sense of focused purpose is not always ours, it must be ours this week. For this week, above all, we are called upon to preach Christ.

We must concede the point that it is easy to preach something else, something less.

It is easy for a preacher to play the part of a would-be columnist and...

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