Why Preach the Old Testament? by Cory Mansfield

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Why Preach the Old Testament?
by Cory Mansfield

I just read a great article by Steven J. Lawson in Expositor Magazine called, “Why Preach the Old Testament?” This was an eye opening article and a topic that I thought would be helpful to preachers today. I reached out to a few of our contributors and asked them for the top three reasons why they preached from the Old Testament and their top three suggestions for how preachers can preach more from the Old Testament. I hope their responses encourage, challenge, and motivate you to also preach from the Old Testament.

Why do you preach from the Old Testament? – Brian Fletcher

1. “All Scripture is breathed out by God…” The apostle Paul exhorts his young church planter Timothy that he is to preach and teach from “all of the Scriptures” because they are “profitable for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-18). Remember, the Scriptures that Paul was referring to were the Old Testament Scriptures.

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