Tuesday, December 11, 2012
CAN YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR
I've known this before and known it for years, and yet have failed to rest in the fact; but today I very deep and profound peace came in the confidence of: "It is not my responsibility if others fail to hear the sermon." The greatest under-shepherds you can name will stay have men sit and day dream with a wandering mind and never engaged with the Scripture or message. And yes, I have also been frequently guilty of such disrespect to God's Word; but I am just saying from the pastor's point of view, it is his duty to preach clearly, prayerfully, accurately; those who need 7 jokes and 7 sentimental stories to keep them interested are saying in effect: the death and resurrection of Christ does not interest me by itself.