Any sermon that could be preached with complete acceptance
in a Jewish synagog is not a Christian sermon. The presence of
Jesus Christ and His atoning work must find its proper place in
Christian preaching or it isn’t Christian. That is the thesis of this
“But does that mean that I should preach nothing but the gospel?
Isn’t it also proper to cover other material in preaching – such
as Christian duties, warnings, encouragement for those in trouble,
marriage matters and so on?”
Of course it is.
“Well, then, what do you mean by saying that a sermon isn’t
Christian unless I preach the Gospel?”
Let me explain. There are those who preach nothing but the
gospel; they never do more than allude to other issues. Every passage
becomes the source for another Gospel message, complete
with an invitation to trust Christ.