Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pointers for Preachers; Two Articles

Are You Preaching Like a Pharisee and Don’t Know It?

I have a growing fear for preachers today. I’m afraid that if we’re not careful, we’re going to end up becoming like the Pharisees.

Here’s what I mean.

Preaching, when done correctly, should unburden people. As preachers, our job is to challenge people, yes, but not to burden them. Keep reading

You Don’t Have to Sacrifice the Bible for Your Sermons to Be Creative

I see preachers today erring in one of two directions and rarely finding the balance. That is, some preachers are grounded in the world of the Bible and committed to the text, but when they preach they’re dull and lifeless. They put their people to sleep. On the other hand, there are other preachers who are very creative and passionate and effective communicators, but they are not rooted in the biblical text. I’m seeing both of these extremes. We need to have preachers who marry these two things—a commitment to the biblical text and a commitment to passionate, creative delivery. Keep reading

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