Thoughts on the Way Home

Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Forget Yourself..."

"Now I am talking to preachers especially. Don't try and shape great sermons. Try to preach and bring God to people. Forget yourself and forget how you are saying the thing. It is a terrible temptation, isn't it, when you know you have got to go and face people and you want to show them how good you are. You want to show them how you can use English and how well you know your Bible, and how much of the Puritans you have read -- and you've read Berkhof as well! People don't, primarily, need to know that you have read Berkhof; they need to know that you are living with Jesus Christ, that Jesus Christ is important for you, and He is important for them."

The Lord Our Shepherd, 56