Friday, June 24, 2011

Preaching...deep...muddy...or simple, humble and transformational.

 "That wasn't deep, that was just muddy."
This was a statement that I recently heard that I loved about preaching that lacks the simplicity and true power of the gospel. Sometimes we can come across "deep" by being overly sensational, or overly intellectual, or overly hyper-spiritual. But the better goal is to humbly and simply present God's grace and truth.
Maybe we try the other methods because we don't trust God's Spirit to use us without manipulating to get results.