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What are some ways Simeon endured these challenges — such that he not only remained in ministry, but did so for 54 years and left a legacy that still bears fruit today? And what lessons might his example have for pastors today?
Even for the best among us, preaching is hard. Preachers get in trouble when we act like it isn’t.
Pastors have to be aware that their lives may be very different from those of many of their church members and aware that their instinctual response to a situation may reflect the security of their position, not the jeopardy of another person’s.
The whole body of Christ needs our seniors to pray for us, advise us, and support us. But this won’t happen well, at least not with regularity, unless pastors and members intentionally reach out and challenge them to grow — even in their old age.
Preacher, you should speak to the children in your sermons. It’s a fun and endearing task.
I’m going to give you a step-by-step guide on how to preach a funeral sermon, along with some other information that I hope is useful.
It’s possible that we’ve removed so demands from our worship gatherings that we’re missing out on what the demands were meant to do.