The Preaching That Honours Christ is the Preaching of Christ Himself
“He (the Holy Spirit) shall glorify ME; for He shall receive of mine and show it unto you.”
The Holy Spirit does not reach after something novel, new, or spectacular in order to glorify Christ or to preach Christ to men. He does not need tongues, fleshly emotion, bodily healings, and creature fame and importance in order to bring glory to Christ and call out His sheep. He finds Christ’s glory in CHRIST HIMSELF! If we want to honor Christ, glorify Christ, and preach Christ, we must not look for something outside of Christ; but we must honor Him by preaching that which is His already – His deity, His person, His manhood, His life, His death, His resurrection, His ascension, His intercession, and His return!
Strange as it may seem, there is today very little preaching of CHRIST HIMSELF. Men preach about those who knew Him, who served Him, and who wrote of Him. They preach His church, His doctrines, and His commandments. They preach series of messages on those who used to preach Christ, on the conduct and conversation of those who profess to know Christ, and on the duties and responsibilities of believers in Christ, but very few messages on the person and work of Christ Himself. They read papers and conduct discussions on ways to organize the kingdom of Christ, and how to honor Christ; and they seldom get around to doing that which God has ordained and commissioned us to do and that is TO PREACH CHRIST!
Jesus Christ is most glorified, His sheep most edified, His will and purpose accomplished, and His church perfected in faith, hope, and love when we preach CHRIST HIMSELF. The work of the Spirit of God is to reveal to us the beauties of Jesus Christ, and they are all found in Christ Himself.
Henry Mahan – 1986