Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God is beseeching through us. We implore on behalf of Christ: Be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20)
We preachers need to listen to our own sermons often and determine whether or not we are doing what we were sent to do! Are we being, as Paul said, “ambassadors for Christ?” Paul also said, “I preach Christ — I determine to know nothing but Christ.” There is a great temptation to preach about the gospel instead of preaching the gospel. There is a tendency to preach the doctrines of election, atonement, and second-coming, sending our hearers away convinced of the truth of the doctrines but not in love with, and in awe of, the Son! Christ is the end of all preaching. “We are chosen in him.” All things are in Christ. “Christ in you” — that is the hope of glory!