"Christ Sent Me To Preach"
I Corinthians 1:17
If examined by the standards of the
religious world today, the Apostle Paul would be a miserable failure as a
pastor or an evangelist. He was not impressive to look at, or to hear. He
conscientiously avoided oratory (I Cor. 2:4-5). He was not an entertainer,
promoter, or church growth expert. Though he was a brilliant, well trained man,
he had no "credentials" to "open doors" for him in the
religious world. And Paul was not an accredited "pastoral
counsellor." He did his counselling from the pulpit and with his pen.He
knew what he was sent to do. He writes, "Christ sent me to preach."
He refused to use the commonly accepted practices of men to build, or pretend
to build, the