Here at Great Commission Baptist Church of Blair, Nebraska we believe in old fashioned, Bible preaching. We do not settle for anything less! Pastor Schank endeavors each week to deliver a message from God’s Word that is often referred to as “gun barrel” straight. With love and compassion, God’s message is heralded forth!
Brother Andrew Schank has been the pastor of three churches prior to coming to Blair. He has had the opportunity to preach in nineteen States and see many souls to come to Jesus Christ for Salvation. Though Pastor Schank’s primary ministry is to his congregation, he is available for meetings in other churches as the Lord leads.
Both Pastor Andrew and the congregation of Great Commission believe in the three fold ministry of preaching: (1) to evangelize the lost by urgently preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ; (2) to build up or edify the saints of God by a steady diet of Bible preaching; (3) to expose sin and warn folks about the consequences of living under its influences.
Below is an article that Pastor Schank posted on his website, theworkingpastor.com. It is very informative as to why our church has the philosophy of preaching that we do.
“The aged Apostle Paul, under divine inspiration of the Holy Ghost, told young Timothy to PREACH the Word! (2 Timothy 4:2) Isaiah was to to cry aloud and spare not! (Isaiah 58:1) Why have so many of us let the whining apostates intimidate us into watering down the message from God each week? The so-called intellectual elitists think preaching is some sort of brain washing scheme, but it is what God said would save souls! The age of political correctness is the noose that has tightened and squeezed the life out of our fundamental churches. People need PREACHING more than they realize and pastors should do just that… PREACH!
(1 Corinthians 1:18) “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (KJV)
More times than not, preaching has been the very thing that has helped me the most when I was in need. Everything from finding God’s will for my life, to getting victory over a sin… preaching has been the medium that God implemented to enlighten me.
(1 Corinthians 1:21) “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” (KJV)
Each preacher is different, but God’s Word is the same. One pastor may have a certain type of personality that God will use to help me at one time, while later on in my life an opposite was more helpful. The fact is that God uses each preacher to help all kinds of people. Regardless of styles, personalities, and background God will use the preaching of a pastor to help people.
Have you stopped preaching? Have you stopped listening to preaching? Do you dread the notion of going to church because of the possibility of hearing a sermon? God uses PREACHING to get His job done! We had better remember this great axiom of life!”