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.
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!