Great words from Bryan Chapell in Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice
Christian preaching must consistently proclaim the grace of God, because in helping God’s people to love him we enable them to serve him. They why is the how; motive and enablement unite in holiness. Great love for God is great power for obedience…
Preaching remains a joy when pastors discern that their task is not to harangue or lay guilt on parishioners to bring them into servile duty, but rather to fill them up with love for God by extolling the wonders of his grace.
That’s a great goal for preachers: “fill them up with love for God by extolling the wonders of his grace.”