Fear of God Devotional: The Gospel and Repentance



What ought pastors to include in their sermons?

Joel Beeke explains in this video that the Reformers and the Puritans desired to go after people and their souls. They wanted their congregation to see their guilt before God. They wanted their congregation to repent. A pastor must aim to cultivate repentance. 

A pastor must also preach a full and free offer of the Gospel to poor, needy, penitent sinners. No one has sinned too much for Jesus to save. Christ makes trophies of grace out of impossible cases. When you preach repentance, you also preach the fullness of Christ. He has come to seek and to save the lost. 

1 Timothy 1:15 (NKJV) – “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.”  

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