3 Takeaways for Preaching in a Celebrity Preacher Culture

Remember that any preacher you love listening to is worth listening to because they are being themselves.

Listen to your OWN Sermons

I’ve talked to many preachers who refuse to listen to their own sermons. When I ask them why, they say they don’t like the sound of their own voice or some of their nervous ticks while communicating.

Note to self: If you can’t listen to your own sermons why should you put anyone else through that torment?

When you listen to yourself you quickly pick up if you are being legit or being a fake. You will know if your sermon is authentic or a ripoff. Listen. Learn. Grow.

Go to God

Sometimes you’ve just got to press pause on Code Orange Revival and have a revival all on your own. Before you write a word of your sermon, hit your knees. Go to the Lord in prayer. Seek first the Kingdom of God. Then take captive (2 Corinthians 10:5) the thoughts that scream, “You aren’t good enough!” and ask that Christ would empower you through the Holy Spirit. He will.

If you have been called to preach, then preach with all your might. Just make sure that it is you preaching and not someone you want to be.

This post originally appeared here.

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Michael Voll
Michael Voll is the author of Sideswiped: Three Keys to a Fresh Start After Suffering a Broken Heart. He serves as the Associate Pastor at North Pointe Community Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is on the regular preaching schedule at NP and is an adjunct faculty member at Vanguard Collegein the School of Pastoral Leadership. He writes at michaelvoll.com. You can follow him on Twitter @michaelvoll.

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