Second Timothy 4:2 tells us to “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season…”
What word is it that we are to preach? It would be the Word referred to in the previous verses. The Word given by inspiration of God and profitable. How do you read this verse? Is it like this:
…and is profitable for DOCTRINE, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
or like this:
…and is profitable for doctrine, for REPROOF, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
how about like this:
…and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for CORRECTION, for instruction in righteousness.
maybe this way:
…and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for INSTRUCTION in righteousness.
I think I’ve heard preaching of each of these kinds. But my contention is that all preaching should have all of these in it. Not just teaching, or just reproving, or just correcting, or just telling how to. Real preaching or real pastoring has a balance of all of these. Don’t call yourself a preacher of the word if you can’t or don’t do all of these.
Preach the Word.