aGts 2010 Spring Lectureship

The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary has announced  that Dr. Christopher J. H. Wright will be the guest speaker for the 2010 Spring Lectureship Series, January 19-21.  Dr. Wright is the international director of the Langham Partnership International. He also serves as chair of the Lausanne Committee’s Theology Working Group and chair of the Theological Resource Panel of TEAR Fund, a leading Christian relief and development charity. He has written several books, including Living as the People of God (An Eye for an Eye in the US), The Mission of God, and The God I Don’t Understand

Past Lectureship speakers have been Gary Collins, Stanley Grenz, Craig Keener, Sherwood Lingenfelter, among others!   Should be a great week!

Redemptive-Historical Preaching

It’s also called Christ-centered preaching and or gospel centered preaching.  It emphasizes the importance of preaching Christ in all of Scripture.  For example, Jesus said in Luke 24:44 – 


Εἶπεν δὲ πρὸς αὐτούς· οὗτοι οἱ λόγοι μου οὓς ἐλάλησα πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἔτι ὢν σὺν ὑμῖν, ὅτι δεῖ πληρωθῆναι πάντα τὰ γεγραμμένα ἐν τῷ νόμῳ Μωϋσέως καὶ τοῖς προφήταις καὶ ψαλμοῖς περὶ ἐμοῦ.

He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”  (TNIV)


What do y’all think of this approach to preaching?  Must we preach Christ in all of Scripture?  Mention him in every sermon?  Do you do it, not do it, maybe, maybe not, etc?