We must be surrounding ourselves with men who preach Christ Crucified with all Spiritual Wisdom and understanding that only God gives as told to us in 1 Corinthians 2 and Colossians.
1 Corinthians 2:1-9
2 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. 3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Listed below is a small list Biblical Pastors follow as written in the book by Steven Lawson, The Kind Of Preaching God Blesses.
1. Priority of Biblical preaching—an urgent call to every minister
2. Poverty of modern preaching—what is lacking in today’s pulpits
3. Preeminence of Christ in preaching—making Jesus the dominant theme
4. Power of the Spirit in preaching—replacing self-confidence with God-dependence (this is different from false humility which is equal to pride)
May these men continue to exalt the Lord while they nourish His people.