20 Tweetable Truths About Preaching

20 Tweetable Truths About PreachingPastor, you need encouragement. Amen? We want you to know that what you do matters to God and it matters to the people you lead. They may not say it and God may seem distant at times, but you are appreciated. Keep preaching. Keep leading. Keep proclaiming Christ crucified. Stay faithful. Thank you for all you do. Now, enjoy these tweetable truths about preaching.

20 Tweetable Truths About Preaching

  1. Preaching is about proclaiming the lavish grace and utter perfection of God in a world that is unforgiving and broken.
  2. A preacher who is submitted before the Lord is a soldier in the army of the King of kings.
  3. Great preaching is both art and science. It is both proclamation and conversation.
  4. Preaching¬†Christ will either soften the soil of one’s heart or it will harden it. It will never stay the same.
  5. If you want accolades and affirmation, don’t become a preacher. You won’t last.
  6. It is both necessary to preach about the ministry of Jesus while also pointing to the death and resurrection of Jesus.
  7. Preaching is proclaiming truth in a world full of lies.
  8. Preaching is confronting people’s sin in a world ignorant of wrongdoing.
  9. The preacher has one weapon and much armor. Be ready to take some hits.
  10. To preach is to allow God to use your personality to proclaim His word of hope for the world.
  11. Great preaching necessitates that the preacher sincerely believes what he is proclaiming.
  12. Don’t aim for your sermon to dazzle, but aim for it to slice – to the heart.
  13. Preaching is a tool for the Holy Spirit to convict sinners and to spur on believers.
  14. “To preach Christ is to feed the soul, to justify it, to set it free, and to save it, if it believes the preaching.” – Martin Luther
  15. “To love to preach is one thing, to love those to whom we preach quite another.” – D. Martin Lloyd Jones
  16. “The Gospel edifies and evangelizes at the same time.”¬†– D. Martin Lloyd Jones
  17. “If preachers decide to preach about hope, let them preach out of what they themselves hope for.” – Frederick Buechner
  18. “Preach like you know they almost didn’t come.” – Fred Craddock
  19. “A good sermon is not like a club that beats upon the will but like a sword that cuts to the heart.” – Tim Keller
  20. “Christian communicators must show that we remember (or at least understand) very well what it is like not to believe.” – Tim Keller

Written by Brandon Kelley

Brandon Kelley is the co-founder of Rookie Preacher and the author of Preaching Sticky Sermons and Crucified to Life. He serves as the Lead Pastor of First Church of Christ in Bluffton, IN. He also writes at BrandonKelley.org. You can follow him @BrandonKelley_. Watch his sermons here.


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