“Listen closely; I don’t want to have to repeat this!”
Have you ever said that to someone? Has someone ever said words like that to you? The truth is that most of us need to be told certain things any number of times before we actually start to make the concepts our own.
My belief is that in the spiritual-learning process, repetition is quite important. Said differently, one sermon on a basic topic, such as learning to love in a Christ-like fashion, isn’t picked up by all your people just because you once said it forcefully several months ago in a sermon.
How many times did Jesus have to repeat lessons, like learning servanthood, to His Twelve?
As basic a Christian truth as doing unto others as you would have them do unto you, isn’t generally mastered after hearing it for the first time … or the tenth time … or even the hundredth time.
All this is to say that many elementary Christian truths need to be repeated over and over before they’re caught.
So, if as a pastor you feel like you have “nothing new” to say to your people this coming weekend, maybe it’s time to repeat something you’ve said before.
I mean, in the spiritual-learning process, repetition is important!
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