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The law must therefore be preached

August 9, 2010

[The preacher] who would have power must dwell much upon two great, all-comprehensive doctrines of the Scriptures – man a sinner, and Christ a Saviour. Hence, the law will be used as an effective instrument, for ‘by the law is the knowledge of sin’…The law must therefore be preached…but not so much the law as the gospel – chiefly the cross of Christ…it is undoubtedly a chief defect in the sermons even of evangelical pulpits, that there is not enough of Christ in them.

Henry Fish, Power in the Pulpit (London: Banner of Truth) quoted by Dennis Johnson in Him We Proclaim, p.49-50, n.49