The World is Preaching Too
Over the decades preachers are having a harder and harder time with holding the people’s attention for a number of reasons. It’s easy to blame technology but we need to look beyond the surface of technology and realize that we’re fighting against a world that is serious about preaching a counter biblical message to our people. The World is always preaching. It’s a never ending sermon playing on all devices, through tv shows, on youtube, and across dinner tables across the world. The World is serious about discipling your people. The World is serious about conforming your people into the image of whatever idol it’s selling that day. Preacher you must be aware of this.
The World is preaching a message of hopeless cynicism. The World is preaching a message that states your identity is rooted in your sexuality. The World is preaching that there are an endless amount of ways to get to God. The World is preaching that there is no heaven or hell. The World preaches that we ought to trample on any one in the way of our dreams and ambitions. Our responsibility to carry the Word of God into this preaching world becomes vital in light of this context. We continue to labor to become great preachers so we can see the Gospel invade the lives of our peoples in such a way that it displaces the preached word of this broken World.