Will I listen to and accept the wisdom of God as revealed in 1 Timothy, or will I embrace the wisdom of the world? No one will be able to do both.
That’s the task of preaching. Not building an imposing and impressive wall each and every Sunday, but simply laying one brick at a time and laying it straight and square.
“Congratulations, it’s a boy!” and “Congratulations, it’s a girl” are statements that no longer make sense in the secular west.