When one delivers a sermon, he, like the Old Testament prophets, stands to speak to people on behalf of God. Such a responsibility cannot be taken lightly. When writing to Timothy, Paul put that responsibility in these words: “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” (2 Tm 4:1-2, English Standard Version). Every effort has been made to fulfill that God-given responsibility in each sermon on these pages.
While preachers must take their work very seriously, preachers also need to view sermon delivery with great honor and joy. What an honor preachers have each week to proclaim a sermon containing the very words of God! “We have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Cor 4:7, English Standard Version). What good have we preachers done that we should speak of God’s greatness? Each sermon on this site, therefore, has been proclaimed with great humility and great honor.