Preaching God’s word is amongst the greatest privileges entrusted to us. It is also one of our greatest responsibilities. Through preaching God has chosen to reveal himself to man (1 Corinthians 1:21, NET) . This knowledge of God, is able to lead man to eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. It is also able to transform them into the image and likeness of God (2 Corinthians 3:18).
Therefore any Preacher who doesn’t take time to prepare prior to the delivery of a message, is guilty of being unfaithful to God’s calling. Let us see why preparation is important for a Preacher?
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5. Myths that promote poor preparation
I. Preparation indicates ministerial immaturity and inexperience
This is a popular myth promoted by lazy Preachers so that they can defend their ground. Frankly speaking as long as you have memorized the Bible it’s very easy to pick up a scripture verse, find correlating verses, put them together then call it a sermon and claim yourself matured and experienced. But as I told you before, such messages sound like a prematurely born baby.
II. Messages prepared in advanced are not from God
This is just another nonsense lazy Preachers use to defend their ground, or they accuse that Preachers who seek prior preparation lacks anointing. This is not true. Click here to read the rest of, Why preparation is important for a Preacher? – Part 2
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5. Consequences of poor preparation
I. People will leave your Church Often a sermon preached without preparation leads the congregation to boredom. “Preach It” tells what happens when the Pastor preach boring sermons.
People leave the church because of boring sermons. Some people can tell when a preacher is shooting from the hip or preaching to the choir. ‘…Study to show yourself approved…’ (2 Timothy 2:15). You are not going to keep some people unless your messages are getting into their heart and mind. They have come to hear a Word from God. Get one from the Lord for yourself and then give it to the congregation.
II. You make a clown out of yourself An unprepared Preacher would do any thing and everything to cover the poor condition of his sermon. In his effort to convince the congregation there’s a good chance he will sound like a joker.
Click here to read the rest of, Why preparation is important for a Preacher? – Part 3 (Final)