[Christ] we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. (Colossians 1:28-29)
Following the Apostle Paul, we seek to proclaim Christ by preaching and teaching the Scriptures with great care, whether in the weekly sermon, the Sunday school classes, or our Bible studies. When we read a passage from the Scriptures, we are mindful of what it meant to the original audience, how it figures into the larger story of God’s work of redemption, and what it is saying to the church now.