The next day he [John the baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! – John 1:29
“The minister today must learn the clear and well-defined conception of the message that he has to give. Like that of John the Baptist, the call is first to repentance, then the coming of the kingdom of Heaven, and above all, the exaltation of the person and the work of the coming King.
Today in a generation unsure of the Bible and its teaching, the human soul requires a very sure and clear presentation of truth accompanied by duty. The preacher must point unerringly toward Jesus Christ the Lamb of God; all sermons that are absent of that are unconsecrated. Indeed, no sermon is worthy of the name that does not have an eye to the glory of Christ, for it is His person and work which must always have preeminence.
Once this is established, then and only then will there be the appropriate homage of intellect and heart.” – Dr. Robert M. Norris (Leading a Ministry Without Miracles)