“…Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”
– II Timothy 4:2-5
In addition to praising God, the preaching of His perfect Word is central to Biblical corporate worship. In keeping with our Mission, the pulpit ministry at Nall Memorial strives to be all about glorifying God by making, maturing and multiplying disciples of Jesus. In other words, if you come to a worship service at Nall and you don’t know Jesus, we want to share His Gospel with you and show you how to know Him. And, if you come to a worship service at Nall and are already a Christian, we want to help you to genuinely follow Him. These things bring glory to the Father (and will bring immeasurable joy to you as well)!
Here are a few distinctives that we hold dear:
- We affirm that the Word of God is without error and contains the ultimate answers to all of life.
- The preaching ministry at Nall Memorial is expository (verse-by-verse) and is delivered by a pastor who has years of training in the original Biblical languages.
- While we acknowledge that there are other fine, accurate English translations of God’s Word, sermons at Nall are preached using the New King James Version of the Bible.
- Bible passages are expounded in their historical, grammatical context and are communicated so as to ensure both clear understanding as well as relevant and practical application.
- We strongly believe that the communication of the living and powerful Word of God should never be characterized by the terms: dull, boring, dry, dead or irrelevant.
As this approach and practice of preaching and teaching applies to doctrine, we hold to the supremacy of the Word of God. When the simple, plain interpretation of the Bible clashes with modern, popular theological trends, we choose the Bible. When the careful inductive/exegetical study and exposition of the Scriptures comes into conflict with the theological systems of the 16th and 17th centuries, which were formulated using an inferior scholastic/ deductivistic approach, we choose the Bible. In other words, we have determined to allow the Scriptures alone to determine our doctrine.