Monday, June 30, 2008

Great preaching should blow the doors off

The Best Sermon Ever - Because of the Sting. I like having mottoes. 2 Tim 2:2 is one of my mottoes. Another one is “encourage the good wherever you find it.” But the one that is stuck to the pinboard beside my desk at the moment is: Great preaching should blow the doors off. OK, it’s a bit crude, but you get the idea. The story of the prodigal son may just be the greatest preaching of all time because the way it ends is with the most gut-wrenching sting in the tail. You see, as challenging and wonderful as the story of the saved younger son is, the story isn’t really about him. And it isn’t told to people who are like him.
Three Ways to Live (Marcus Honeysett)