Some preachers only serve desert. They end up “shouting about nothing.” You know the experience. You have gone to church to hear a word from the Lord and you are shouting. The people are shouting. And then you go home and can’t
When I talk about whooping or celebration, some preachers take exception to the idea that we should spend time on such things. They argue that we should just get up there and preach the truth and not worry about the emotional side
“Stop doing this!” “You don’t do that!” These and other statements are often on the lips of preachers who generally berate the people. Here the preacher simply scolds the people for wrongdoing. While certainly there is a time to tell people of
Remembering is an important part of preaching. In some ways we are seeking to help the people recall the magnificent stories of both the Old and the New Testament. But we are not only seeking to recall to mind things that happened to other folks.
I was talking to a preacher the other day about “cross-less” preaching. This is the kind of preaching that does not have the Cross of Christ in it.
We all have seen the pain and destruction. We are told that when all is said and done we will have many fatalities and much need. That is where we as Christian preachers must step in.