From Chreaster to Preacher

Jason Byassee is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers over at The Christian Century. I just stumbled across this blog post, and I think you might find it interesting. It’s Amazing how an observation from the original Greek of the New Testament has stayed in his mind years after hearing it in a sermon. This reminds me, and I hope it reminds you, to speak with great care when we stand to preach each Sunday.

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  1. And that is something we truly must consider in the course of both preparation and delivery. It is a scary moment when adults tell us that they’ve been thinking about something we said in a sermon for a week or two. Some of the kids in our youth groups, the 8-year-olds and 15-year-olds in the pews in morning worship may well be thinking about something we say that morning for 50 years, 60 years, or more . . . And in those decades they may share some of those thoughts they have, if not the actual words we spoke, with scores, hundreds, thousands of others.

    The privilege of the pulpit is great; the responsibility immense; the possibilities beyond our poor imaginations.

    May your time in the ivory tower be a treasure you’ll cherish the rest of your life, Matt. We’ll miss you here, certainly.

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