The Best Judges

If something you do will be judged, you likely will want the very best judges doing the judging. Right?

When the expert bakers submit their pumpkin pies to the county fair for judging, they expect that the people acting as judges will be the best possible ones to judge a pumpkin pie. They don’t want to have judges who have never tasted pumpkin pie. They don’t want judges who dislike pie. They don’t want judges who have scarred their taste buds by smoking or drinking or some other harsh treatment. They want judges who really know pumpkin pie, so those judges can choose the best pie from all the entries.

So it is with our sermons. When we preach, we share what God has laid on our hearts, praying all the while that God will use our presentation of His truth to change the hearts, minds, and lives of the people in our congregation. We preach to help them along the pathway of ever-greater spiritual formation.

Does it not make sense, then, that the ones to best judge our sermons would be the very people for whom we have crafted our sermons? I think it does. And that is exactly the topic I have chosen for Podcast 235. I sincerely hope you will click the link on this page that will take you to my website, so you can listen to this Podcast. I have recorded some thoughts especially for you, my fellow ministers.

Whether we want to have our sermons judged or not, they will be judged. It will be so much better if we seek feedback from the best ones to judge our sermons—the very ones to whom we are preaching. Please listen to this Podcast and see if you agree.

I continue to feel very grateful and am humbled by the 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 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 the church where you serve as pastor.


Please click here to visit David Mains’ website.

You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.




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