One thing needed for better Youth Ministry preaching

I really enjoyed this post over on the Resurgence the other day about 5 things we do instead of preach the word, and saw some huge correlation to Youth Ministry Preaching . Number two on their list really hit a chord with me, here’s what it said…

“There are some things I just want to share with you today . . .”

Since when is the man of God some Dr. Phil and Oprah combo? You’re supposed to proclaim a message. If you’re not preaching, glory is not coming down. You have got to preach the glory down—people have to hear a word from God.

Like a ton of bricks. How often am I really delivering a message from God to the students he has entrusted me with, and not just simply talking about things that are temporal. I pray that God gives me a message each week, that he would lay a burden on me that I can’t shake.

Read the other 4 things we do instead of preaching.

4 Comments

  1. I think Darrin Patrick says it pretty well: “You know you’ve heard a good sermon when the preacher’s voice is drowned out by the voice of God through the text…”
  2. I think Darrin Patrick says it pretty well: “You know you’ve heard a good sermon when the preacher’s voice is drowned out by the voice of God through the text…”
  3. [...] In preaching, our goal is not to create a message to persuade them with our witty humor or eloquent words… but to hand our mouths over to God and surrender this opportunity to Him knowing that nothing we say or do can permanently transform or turn any heart or soul towards Him… Sometimes they can walk away more focused on how Good of a communicator we are, sometimes they can be more focused on the media or the game, sometimes we do the exact opposite of what we were attempting to do, and distract people from Christ and the gospel… [...]

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