Martin Luther held the idea that Christ appeared throughout the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation and I affirm this idea, since the person of Christ is noted throughout the Bible. In the old testament we can find many teachings that remind us of Christ Himself, and is that friends, for God, Christ is the most important person, all creation, all beauty, has been subject to the power of Jesus Christ and today we can not find a more important personality that has crossed the line of the existence of humanity.
Is it not true that many of the sermons you listen do not contain Christ as the center of everything? This is one of the great problems that the church is going through, many of its preachers are hurting it, many pastors, many who call themselves apostles. We listen to their sermons and they seem to be inflated and misguided of what the Gospel really is.
Perhaps is it not already natural that when many preachers come to the platform, take their Bibles and when they begin to speak do not mention anything they have read and forget to mention Christ in the entire sermon? This is extremely noticeable when we watch certain videos on social networks and the worst thing is to listen to a lot of people saying “Amen”.
The apostle Paul always understood that the only thing that was relevant was talking about the person of Christ:
1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God.
2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
1 Corinthians 2:1-2
We as a church have been called to announce a message: “The gospel.” But if we do not know the meaning of the Gospel and who God is, we can never preach what has been entrusted to us. I ask: What is the Gospel? The Bible says that the Gospel is “Good news”. What is that good news? The news is that Christ became man (John 1:1) and walked among us, died with Cross’s death and rose again on the third day, but why did He die? To free us from sin and hell. That is the message of the gospel through all the Scriptures and we do not need to add anything else.
Do you know what is the worst? That after many preachers to speak an hour in their sermon without mentioning Christ they say to the public: Does anyone desire Christ?. This is the problem, we are leaving Christ for the end when He should be the begin and the end. A certain preacher said: “Christ is not a cherry we put on an ice cream, or He is everything or nothing in your life”.
Let us preach Christ and only Christ, He is the only one who can transform life, there is nothing more important than telling men.