Today’s devotional is a call to pastors showing what is needed from them. May God help each preacher to examine himself and his preaching and proclaim the truth with God-given urgency. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
II Timothy 4:1-5II Timothy 4:1-5 ESV
Preach the Word
4 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound[a] teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
II Timothy 4:1-5
“If with the zeal of Methodists we can preach the doctrine of Puritans a great future is before us. The fire of Wesley, and the fuel of Whitfield, will cause a burning which shall set the forests of error on fire, and warm the very soul of this cold earth.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students: Complete and Unabridged, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1972), p. 79]