The Great Charge: Recovering the Principles of Biblical Preaching

An excellent piece from The Anglican Expositor. May all those licensed to preach in the Anglican church have ears to hear.

The Anglican Expositor

In the second epistle to his young protégé, Timothy, St. Paul gave a solemn charge that should resonate loudly with North American Anglicans in the early Twenty-first Century:

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Tim 4:1-4)

For many of us Anglicans who label ourselves orthodox, conservative, or traditionalist those words from the pen of St. Paul immediately catch our attention and probably prompt most of us to think of heterodox…

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