Being Popular vs Being Powerful

Tuesday is for Preaching

My beautiful bride passed this jewel along to me. Remember, your preaching will be powerful because you walk with God. It will be weak and anemic because you don’t. It may be popular without holiness but it will only be powerful with holiness. The quote is from A. W. Tozer.

You are witnesses, and God also, how devoutly and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you who believe….
1 Thessalonians 2:10

I am afraid of the pastor that is another man when he enters the pulpit from what he was before. Reverend, you should never think a thought or do a deed or be caught in any situation that you couldn’t carry into the pulpit with you without embarrassment. You should never have to be a different man or get a new voice and a new sense of solemnity when you enter the pulpit. You should be able to enter the pulpit with the same spirit and the same sense of reverence that you had just before when you were talking to someone about the common affairs of life.”

—-A.W. Tozer; Worship: The Missing Jewel of the Evangelical Church, 29.

Question:
Is your preaching pattern helping or hindering your own walk with God?

Another way of putting it:

Are you pretending to be something more than your really are when you preach?


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