When we preach the historic facts of the life and death of Our Lord as they are conveyed in the New Testament, our words are made sacramental, God uses them on the ground of His Redemption to create in those who listen that which is not created otherwise. If we preach the effects of Redemption in human life instead of the revelation regarding Jesus, the result in those who listen is not new birth, but refined spiritual culture, and the Spirit of God cannot witness to it because such preaching is in another domain. We have to see that we are in such living sympathy with God that as we proclaim His truth He can create in souls the things which He alone can do.
Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, Nov. 9
TEC on Saturday went overboard preaching the effects of redemption in human life, but ignored the revelation regarding Jesus, as Chambers writes here. And that in a nutshell is the tragedy of this church.