Preaching is such a key part of the life and health of the church. Some traditions tend to treat preaching as the only part of church gatherings that matters at all – everything is building up to or coming off the back of the sermon – I think this is an over emphasis, that undervalues the other gifts and skills present within the body of the church and the ways in which we minister to each-other when we are gathered. But other church’s treat the sermon as an after thought and give far too little attention to the preparation and crafting of the preaching of the word of God.
My friend Cris Rogers put together a school of preaching in order to inspire and encourage younger preachers to develop their skills. I really wanted to support the event but was double booked and so produced this rough and ready video to try and help. The video emphasises the fact that our authority to preach comes from the fact that God choses to reveal himself through creation and conscience but most clearly today through his Word. Take a look and let me know what you think.
If you had to give a piece of advice to a young preacher what would be your top tips?
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