The centrality of preaching has been on my mind lately. Mainly because of some conviction God has been giving, and also because of some excellent books I’m reading. For example, I read this statement by Dr. Mohler in his contribution to the book Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea For Preaching.
“This is not to say that there are not other responsibilities or that there are not even other priorities for a pastor. However, there is one central, non-negotiable, immovable, essential priority, and that is the preaching of the Word of God.”
Does it follow that maintaining the preaching of the Word should be the #1 priority of the local church?