The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 1:23, “We preach Christ crucified”.
The same man told Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:2, “Preach the Word”! We cannot preach Christ apart from The Word. We cannot know who a man is, what he believes or what he desires, apart from his word. We cannot know what a man thinks, how he feels or what he has purposed in his heart to do, apart from his word. Therefore, we cannot know who Christ is, what He has done, who He has done it for or why He has done it, apart from His Word! To preach Christ, is to preach His Word. And to truly preach His Word, is to preach Christ in every word of it!