As I look over my verbose notes for this week’s message a recurring thought enters my mind…..
My biggest preaching challenge is not “God, what do I say,” but “God what do I cut out so this comes with Your power and not my words?”
1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
1 Corinthians 2:4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
1 Corinthians 2:13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.