My palms are sweaty, my heart is racing as I check my mic one more time to ensure I know exactly where the mute button is. I’ve stepped in front of crowds multiple times before but I am still nervous. While communicating is a gift I have been given it’s also a skill I will always be developing. But that’s not the reason I’m nervous. The mild anxiety is because I’m not just communicating on any old topic; I’m about to preach the word of God!
Preaching is arguably the most demanding form of communication. It’s a time when the divine speaks to the human. It’s taking eternal truths and presenting them at moments in time. And all of this communication happens to a group of people with varying expectations, desires, life circumstances, and experiences.
Preaching is hard, no question! But one of the reasons it can be more difficult is all the “Myths Needing to Be Busted” surrounding sermons. Carey Nieuwhof’s article attacks 6 of these myths.
Whether you enjoy, despise, or endure preaching once a week or once a year this is a great article to challenge our thinking about preaching.
Enjoy and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!
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