Referencing the words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians, Adam Dooley, pastor of Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, Ala., encouraged pastors to “preach Christ and Him crucified.”
“We don’t need gimmicks; we have the Bible,” said Dooley, former pastor of Red House Baptist Church in Richmond. “And if you just preach the Bible, then you get around to preaching Christ crucified.”
Dooley said that preaching Christ crucified requires pastors to talk about death in their pulpits and consider their own mortality.
“I want us to think about the end of life’s highway in the context of Christian ministry, because one day we will stand before God, and God’s judgment of our lives, as believers, is not merely reserved for those that we lead, but God will require of us to give account for our ministries.”