The purpose of this study was to understand the challenges of preaching Christ-centered sermons while using all of the motives for Christian obedience that the Bible uses. The Bible uses many different motivations to move Christians towards obedience, such as the promise of rewards and the threat of consequences. Some of these motives do not seem "Christ-centered" to some at first glance and thus are often neglected by so called "Christ-centered" preachers. This study utilized a qualitative design using semi-structured interviews with five pastors in the Reformed Church in America. The review of literature and analysis of the five interviews focused on three key areas of motivations in preaching. These three areas of focus were: legitimate motives, motives preachers actually use, and how various motives relate to one another.