Friday, October 07, 2011

Boring Preaching Is a Criminal Act

No, this is not a post about the loss of our religious freedom – it’s a reflection on a quote I’ve looked at many times since I first wrote it down about nine years ago at a conference on preaching…

If you think the gathering of biblical facts and standing up with a Bible in your hand will automatically equip you to communicate well, you are desperately mistaken. It will not. You must work at being interesting. Boredom is a gross violation, being dull is a grave offense, and irrelevance is a disgrace to the gospel. Too often these three crimes go unpunished and we preachers are the criminals. ~ Charles Swindoll

Over the next two or three weeks, I will finish preaching from the first five books of the Bible and will move on into Joshua. I began preaching through the entire Bible two years ago and am committed to continuing the series all the way through. One of the biggest fears people had when we began this journey together was, “aren’t some parts of the Bible boring?” Yes and no. To read more, click here.

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