Acts 2:17     “‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams. 

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Dealing With the Preaching Contract

Dealing With The Preaching Contract We’ve been talking in this blog about the agreements that exist between a congregation and the preacher.  You can check this out in the previous posts.  This is sometimes referred to as the preaching contract, and it includes subtle things like the time of the service, the dress of the […]

Don’t Break the Preaching Covenant

Don’t Break the Preaching Covenant In the last post I introduced the idea of the preaching contract, the things that the congregation expects of its preachers.  We saw that these expectations are usually unwritten, but are very real, and are essential for the preacher to understand if he doesn’t want to erect barriers to his message. […]

The Preaching Contract

sign about expectations

The Preaching Contract We’ve been looking at the question, “What kind of preacher are you?”  In the last couple of posts, we’ve looked at the difference between preaching and teaching, and saw that according to one definition, preaching is more appreciated by listeners.  In this post I want to continue answer that question by considering […]

Preaching is Better Than Teaching

Preaching Is Better than Teaching In the last post, I began this series of reflections on the question, What Kind of Preacher Are You?  We recognized that there is not necessarily a “right” kind of preacher.  Of course, I’m referring to style, not content.  When it comes to content, there is a “right” kind of […]

What Kind of Preacher Are You?

What Kind of Preacher Are You? What kind of preacher area you?  That’s a question that has many possible answers, I suspect.  Let me give you some context for the question. I had a friend who was a pastor in a largely African-American Church.  Once, as we met for coffee, he made this offer to […]