“A light, trivial, man-centered sermon is a mix of God’s Word and man’s hubris. But isn’t there as much hubris in preaching that is academic boredom as there is in preaching that is folksy banter? Let’s be honest. We can’t excuse boring sermons because we parsed our verbs correctly any more than we can excuse light fluffy sermons because we entertained.”
So says Steven Smith, and rightly so.
We must constantly seek to be transformed by God’s word so that we can preach it with the passion it is worthy of and the integrity demanded of us. What a privilege to be a preacher!