Since we are risen with him . . .

“But now Christ is risen from the dead.” And since we are risen with Him, we are not dead in our sins. In his renewal from the dead, we are lifted forever from dark enfolding condemnation. They cannot bind a single fetter on us now. . . . Because the God of Peace has brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the Great Shepherd of the Sheep, all the flock folded in Him by faith, are safe. “They shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of his hands.”

Adoniram Judson Gordon, In Christ, Or the Believer’s Union With His Lord (New York: Revell, 1880), 54.

Preaching Pointers and the Book of Micah

Preaching from the Minor Prophets is a daunting task. With a limited text before them, the preacher needs to be able to identify the historical setting of the author and book, as well as its place in redemptive history. Added to these tasks is the difficulty of finding the balance of prophetic language against sin and injustice with that of restoration and hope. The book of Micah presents these challenges and more.

I was honored to contribute to the Preaching Pointers series hosted at PreachingSource.com today. Click here to read the entire post.