07 December 2010

Not Called to Channel Another Preacher

A good word for young preachers, teacher and writers from our friend Yancey Arrington. An excerpt:
In this world of podcasts, sermon downloads, and online messages, many a young preacher is exposed to different styles of preachers he admires. If he isn’t careful, that healthy admiration in front of the computer can turn into an unhealthy imitation behind the pulpit.

We aren’t called to channel another preacher through us, but to rely upon the power of the Holy Spirit in us.

This doesn’t mean you can’t learn from other preachers. On the contrary, you can and should. Just be careful you are learning from other preachers in order to be a better you, not a poorer version of them.

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