does your pastor preach?

This past Sunday, Mother’s Day, our pastor gave a poignant intro to his sermon.

In this intro, he explained what he means by “preaching”.  I found it to be very helpful and foundational.  So many post-moderns aren’t used to being preached to.  To be sure, preaching has a very negative association attached to it.  But God has ordained and commanded preaching for the advancement of the Gospel and the growth and sanctification of His church.

We’re so much more used to lectures or talks or a series or even a testimony.

Here’s what Pastor John had to say:

So what do you think?  Does your pastor preach?  Or would you rather hear a relevant* 15 minute “talk” on how to… improve your finances, sex life, parenting, or productivity?

*Relevant is a subjective term.  I’m using it loosely, as I believe preaching the Word is much more eternally relevant than a how-to talk.

3 thoughts on “does your pastor preach?

  1. He must have struck the same chord in both of us Andy, and Amanda too.

    And every year the white roses at the Mother’s Day service have me so thankful to be at a church that acknowledges all the losses and pain of so many women.

  2. hey, thanks for reading my blog! i’d like to think about the question you posted at 22 words and maybe write a followup post soon . . . as in faith or anything else, it’s important to think sometimes about why you believe the things you take for granted ;]

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