Missional Meanderings

A bit of an explanation here first.  I read this article by a young church planter who had followed the advice and paradigm regarding the place and content of preaching in the church, specifically one that is a plant.  What stood out to me was how he learned that the new believer was not happy about the reduced sermon format that limited content and limited time.  The preacher is to be a trained speaker who dazzles and draws his listeners into the story of the gospel.  Here is how he put it:

. . . nobody wants to bore saints or seekers when talking about something as exquisite as the gospel.  The intent was to call proclaimers to be humble, excellent workers who would never besmirch the Good News by bad delivery.  The problem, though, lay in the basic, internal posture we were asked to adopt when bringing the Word…

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