Preaching What You Don't Feel
Can a pastor preach on joy when he is feeling little of it?
Yes. He is preaching what the word says and will say it whether he feels it or not.
Yes. He will be praying that in the very preaching of it, the gift of joy might be given. It does happen.
Yes. He will be honest with his people and over time communicate to them that he has his ups and downs and may have to preach on a text that does not find great fulfillment in his life at the time of preaching.
Yes. But over time the... Continue Reading