And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. (Acts 5:42)
The tendency of man, if God leave him alone and to himself will be to continually go further and further from God! This divinely revealed truth confirms to the heart of the believer the dire necessity to hear the message of Christ preached and taught at every God-given opportunity. This is the heavenly manna and the everlasting water that sustains the believer’s spiritual life.
God meets and saves sinners where His Gospel is faithfully preached. (1 Cor. 1:21) In the early days of the church, as we can see from our text, Christ was constantly preached and taught daily, both in the temple and in every house. But gradually, over time, men have departed from the “one thing needful,” to preach ceremonies, offices and self-righteous works religion, rather than the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I once knew a man who graduated years ago from seminary that told me about a new and exciting movement within his denomination. The theme and slogan for this reformation of theirs was simply, “Back to Luther!” Though I love and hold dear the doctrines that Martin Luther believed and preached we must go back further than Luther to the preaching of Christ of whom those doctrines speak! God’s chosen people’s desire concerning preaching is and always will be, “BACK TO CHRIST!” Salvation is in Him, and our message is not the doctrines about Christ, but in the Christ of the doctrines. -- David Eddmenson
David Eddmenson is pastor of Bible Baptist Church, 2015 Beulah Rd., Madisonville, KY 42431. He may be reached by phone at 270-871-1322 or email at...