Stephen Um has written an outstanding blog post (Sermon Prep: A Week In One Life) in which he explains the pastor’s work to your average church member. Its the kind of thing that you could direct your congregation to read. But there’s also thought provoking paragraphs for preachers too. For example:
You must keep preaching the gospel to your own heart so that you do not get your identity from preaching. You cannot rise or fall on evaluations of your performance. If you feel good when people complement your sermons but feel terrible when you think you’ve dropped the ball, preaching itself may be functioning as an idol.
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