With passion and conviction, Voddie Baucham urges pastors everywhere to hold firm to the Word that has been taught and entrusted to them. The preacher, the shepherd, the overseer of God’s flock must not shrink back from preaching the true Gospel because it is only through the Gospel that God’s Word can be proclaimed. Using Paul’s instruction to Titus (Titus 1:5-9), Baucham lays out the characteristics of God’s shepherds whom He calls to the high order of preaching and shepherding. Baucham warns that those who seek to go beyond what the Gospel teaches and proclaims must be refuted.
9He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound6 doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.
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