Jesus our Savior, is The One we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom (If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given them. James 1:5) so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. Colossians 1:28
Ministers of the Word, pastors and missionaries in our churches, are duty-bound to preach Christ in such manner as to labor “till Christ be formed in” their hearers. (Galatians 4:19) For Christlikeness is the ultimate rule of maturity and, in the next life, of perfection. God uses Biblical teaching and Bible-based warnings delivered by men of God in the pulpit and classroom and elsewhere to accomplish this.
And we pray:
Help us to appreciate those who minister the Word to us, Lord, and to submit to the Word instead of opposing it, which amounts to “opposing ourselves” (2 Timothy 2:25). Help us to discern between true and false teaching and teachers and to respond in faith and obedience to all genuine Biblical teaching. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.