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“We” Preach

My good friend and mentor, Dr. Kenton Anderson, came to visit last week and brought grace and encouragement to me. A few years ago he and I wrote a piece together for Preaching Magazine that we called Preaching Through Your Church. It details much of what we mean when we say that “we preach,” preaching is a communal activity.

When we preach, we don’t just preach to our church but through our church. We preach in order to create conversations that follow in small groups, at dinner tables and in coffee shops. What we offer from the pulpit needs to be suitable to be served at the table as a palatable meal to our people. These are the people we walk with daily and the ones who will walk the good news we preach into every corner of our community while we are home recovering from the sermon. 

Preaching Through Your Church

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ

As we quoted on Sunday…We were made for the glory of God.

We were made to know and treasure the glory of God above all things; and when we trade that treasure for images, everything is disordered. The sun of God’s glory was made to shine at the center of the solar system of our soul. And when it does, all the planets of our life are held in their proper orbit. But when the sun is dis- placed, everything flies apart. The healing of the soul begins by restoring the glory of God to its flaming, all-attracting place at the center.

Read more for yourself.

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, John Piper