CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD PREACHER

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 A GOOD CHRISTIAN PREACHER WILL TALK LIKE A NORMAL PERSON

Understand what your mentors and spiritual Fathers say, but don’t talk like them. Talk like the people in your Church/congregation. Don’t make your sermons hype with the theological, biblical, and historical jargon you learned in Bible classes.

I’m not arguing for dumbed-down preaching; I’m urging intelligible preaching. Definitely preach weighty theological truths, but please explain them. If you’re going to mention the efficacy of Christ’s penal substitutionary atonement, then explain to people what each of those precious theological words means, and do so using the plain language of everyday people, not realms, depths, supernatural Bla bla bla…

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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