April 29, 2007

It's Happened To All Of Us, If We'll Just Admit It

There's no doubt in my mind that most people in the ministry, either local church or para-church, go through this at some point in time in their life. The key paragraph here I believe is:

I opened my heart and invited everyone inside. The message that Sunday was unembellished: no humor, no quotes, no poems. It was void of clever sayings orpoints starting with the same letter. But the message was true. I held nothing back. It was the biggest public risk I'd ever taken. It was also my first authentic sermon, the first time the real me made a showing. In the middle of my talk, something happened, something new …

If they'd teach you that in seminary, and to always keep Jesus as the center of the sermon, preaching would be much more fruitful!

1 comment:

Tony Kummer said...

Thanks for the link and quote. Email me and let me know if you are a SBTS alumni or from a different seminary. Thanks