What if each one of us challenged our ministers and teachers to preach nothing but Christ and Him crucified for an entire year?
What might happen if our churches heard nothing but the pure, unadulterated gospel of Jesus the Savior for twelve months straight?
How many might come into a relationship - either for the first time, or an even closer one - with the God of grace through His only begotten Son and inspired by His Holy Spirit if their time of worship and learning revolved around the One whom the law and prophets anticipate, the gospels celebrate, the epistles inaugurate, and holy revelation consummates?
Suppose every message shared; every sermon delivered; every class taught came back to the life and death and resurrection of the Messiah who makes it possible for us to live again, too?
Would His presence in our assemblies become more tangible, more real, more perceptible?
Would His influence in our lives become more welcome, more obvious, more of a blessing?
I can't make a challenge like this without being willing to take it up myself.
In 2009, I am resolved to blog nothing but Christ Jesus and Him crucified in this place. If what I write about here does not point to Him - directly or indirectly - it is not worth writing about here and I will not do it.