A rare creature!
"I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that He considered me faithful, appointing me to His service." 1 Timothy 1:12
A faithful preacher is a rare creature; and, like a diamond, as precious as he is rare!
If you always enjoy his sermons, that minister is not a faithful steward. He who gives out nothing but sweets is not acting wisely.
It is the duty of the Christian pastor, if he would make full proof of his ministry—to warn men of the results of sin—to tell them that there is a judgment—that for every idle word they speak they will have to account.
Some preachers do not preach of eternal wrath and its terrors. This is cruel, for they ruin souls by hiding from them their ruin!
The object of all true preaching is the heart. Godly ministers aim at divorcing the heart from sin, and wedding it to Christ.
"If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed." 1 Timothy 4:6