Church - Why Sermons?
Commitment to Church
2 Timothy 2 4:2 - preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching
Definition Of A Sermon
A sermon is an exposition of Bible truth. A preacher takes the Word of God and correctly exposes the truths found in a particular passage or passages. He doesn't impose what he thinks but rather declares what God says.
God chose to reveal himself as the Word. In John 1:1 we see that "In the beginning was the Word". The Son of God is the Word of God. He is God's communication of love to the world and is Himself, God.
When the Word became human, He matched up to all the other words previously written about Him. All the promises ever made by God find their yes and amen in Jesus Christ. We see God in Christ... His character, His power, His majesty, His beauty and glory. God revealed Himself like never before!
Jesus went about preaching, explaining and exposing truth from the scriptures. But one of the most profound things he said is this:
You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, John 5:39
All the scriptures bear witness about Jesus and in Him is eternal life! That's Genesis to Revelation. Jesus is there calling out to people to trust Him and be saved!
The apostle Paul wrote "All Scripture is breathed out by God" and also "faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ". So when the scriptures are proclaimed and correctly exposed in a sermon, we can be sure that what we are hearing is from God and faith will be created.
We have sermons so people see Jesus, peoples faith comes by hearing! We have sermons so Christians grow in their faith. We have sermons to make sure we are not making up our own ideas about Jesus and the Christian life. We have sermons because Jesus is the Word!
Daily Bible Reading: 2 Timothy 3:16-4:5
Prayer: Father, You are God who upholds every atom and molecule in the universe. Lord, we know your power. We ask in the name of Jesus that you would grant us a renewed excitement for hearing the Word proclaimed. Lord, we rest in your promise that faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Amen.