For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. -2 Corinthians 4:5-6
The primary goal is to display the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Where else can we go but to the Word of God. Our prayer on Sundays should be for God to show us Christ through the preaching of his Word.
Prepare our hearts, O God, help us to receive
Break the hard and stony ground, help our unbelief
Plant your Word down deep in us, cause it to bear fruit
Open up our ears to hear, lead us in Your truth
Show us Christ, Show us Christ
O God, reveal Your glory through the preaching of Your Word
Until every heart confesses Christ is Lord
Your Word is living light upon our darkened eyes
Guards us through temptations, makes the simple wise
Your Word is food for famished ones, freedom for the slave
Riches for the needy soul, come speak to us today
Where else can we go, Lord? Where else can we go?
Your have the words of eternal life
By Doug Plank and Bob Kauflin, copyright 2011 Sovereign Grace Praise