The Weakness and Foolishness of Preaching

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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:

preach the word;
be ready in season and out of season;
reprove, rebuke, and exhort,
with complete patience and teaching.

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching,
but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers
to suit their own passions,

and will turn away from listening to the truth,
and wander off into myths.

As for you, always be sober-minded,
endure suffering,
do the work of an evangelist,
fulfill your ministry.
2 Timothy 4:1-5

It pleased God through the folly of what we preach
to save those who believe.

For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,
but we preach Christ crucified . . .
the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 1:21-22

WSC Q89: How is the Word made effectual to salvation?
A89: The Spirit of God maketh the reading,
but especially the preaching of the Word,
an effectual means of convincing and converting sinners,
and of building them up in holiness and comfort,
through faith, unto salvation.


Read sketch notes and wannabe transcripts below:

Advent

The Mothers of Jesus (Matthew’s Genealogy)

December 2 – Tamar: #MeToo, Shame, and the Gospel of Grace

December 9 – Rahab: True Lies, Fear and Loathing, and Grace for the No-so Faithful

December 16 – Lessons and Carols

December 23 – Ruth: Widows and Wedlock

Christmas

December 30 – Bathsheba: Vixen or Victim?

JANUARY – MAY

Epiphany

The Gospel according to the Psalms

January 6 – Psalm 32: Gimme Shelter

January 13 – Psalm 78: Story Shapes Life

January 20 – Psalm 139: Sanctity of Life

January 27 – Psalm 23: The Lord is our Shepherd

Mystery of the Trinity

February 3 – Triune Savior – Ephesians 1

February 10 – The Father’s Glorious Grace – Ephesians 1:3-6

February 17 – The Christ’s Glorious Grace – Ephesians 1:7-12

February 24 – The Spirit’s Glorious Grace – Ephesians 1:13-14

Lent

Sanctification – Re-Lent: A Time to Give Up

March 10 – Off and On – Ephesians 4:17-24

March 17 – Inside and Out – Ephesians 4:25-5:1

March 24 – Lust and Love – Ephesians 5:1-7

March 31 – Darkness and Light – Ephesians 5:7-14

April 7 – Wisdom and Worship – Ephesians 5:15-20

Holy Week

April 14 – Palm Sunday – Psalm 118 (Red)

April 18 – Maundy Thursday

April 19 – Good Friday (Black)

Easter

April 21 – Easter Sunday: Epiphany at Emmaus – Luke 24 (White)

April 28 – 1 Thessalonians 1

May 5 – 1 Thessalonians 2

May 12 – 1 Thessalonians 3

May 19 – 1 Thessalonians 4

May 26 – 1 Thessalonians 5