As pastors, we spend significant time each week developing sermons. In those sermons, we intend to properly represent God’s instructions for those in our congregations. We have a sincere desire to help our parishioners in the development of their spiritual formation.
Sometimes, there emerges different ways to prompt spiritual growth other than through preaching. While it’s hard for us to imagine that anything could prove more powerful than our proclamation, the truth is that God often uses the testimony of laypeople to encourage the spiritual development of those who listen.
I make this point rather strongly in Podcast 233. Believing that I have some helpful words to share with my fellow pastors, including you, I invite you to click the link on this page that will take you to my Sermon-Coach.com website and listen to this particular Podcast.
I truly believe that as you listen, you will hear my own testimony of how God has used the testimony of laypeople in my own spiritual encouragement. And, I believe that such a use of testimony has far too long been neglected in most churches. After you listen, see if you agree with my assessment.
I continue to receive many positive comments about my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is now available at Amazon.com by clicking here.
This book gives some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what you’ve said from the pulpit when they come to worship services in your church.
Please click here to visit David Mains’ Sermon-Coach.com website.
You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.