A voice preaching Christ.
“The whole of a gospel Minister’s doctrine and practice is, as it were, a voice preaching Christ. If they preach the law, and its curses and threatenings against Christless and impenitent sinners, it is to lead them to Christ, and drive them to the city of refuge. If they preach faith, they make Christ the author and finisher, as well as the object of it. If they preach repentance, they make Christ as exalted at the right hand of God, to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance, the fountain of it; and Christ crucified, viewed by faith, to be the immediate producer of it. If they preach duties and new obedience, they make Christ the Alpha and Omega of it. Ministers may indeed speak much of Christ in their sermons, and yet not preach Christ; as, for instance, as if one should preach Christ mainly as a lawgiver to be obeyed, and little or nothing as a law-fulfiller, to be believed in and served from love, because of his having saved us from the yoke of the law.”—Ralph Erskine Sermons