Preach The Word

Preach the Word. 2 Tim. 4:2
That was the Apostle Paul’s order to the young preacher Timothy.  Too many of us preachers find ourselves preaching everything but the Word.  We tend to preach church tradition, denominational doctrine, or the newest fad ideas.  There’s nothing wrong with tradition or doctrine, as long as it lines up with the Word. We are tempted to preach what will draw the biggest crowd or get the biggest offering.  We are prone to say the things that will make people feel comfortable or happy right where they are.  But the Word challenges us.  It reveals our pride and sin.  But it also gives us the hope that we can be changed through the power of Jesus Christ.  
Pastor Ray Pile