It is so good to be preaching again

November 1st, 2013

A few days ago I found out I will be preaching regularly at our church on the roster. I have a preached a few times lately so it was good to hear and have the opportunity to serve in this way.

By preaching again I mean up front from a pulpit. The last few years I have been doing more sit down in a home group or house church style and I have also been recording messages for my website. This is great, but there is something special for me in being up front at a pulpit.

I guess the main thing is I feel like I am using a gift. I love to read the Bible, study it and teach it to others. I love to pass something on and see the penny drop. I love to take what God has prompted me to prepare and see it sink deep into peoples hearts and minds.

Another thing I enjoy is the extra buzz it gives me in my faith walk. I find I read the Bible more, study that bit hearder, pray a lot more and lean into God more intently. Desiring to be faithful and handle God’s Word correctly has a way of doing that for me.

Most of all though I just want to see God’s people grow, be encouraged and inspired to follow Jesus just that little bit closer each day. If I can play a small part in that by preaching, then I will be very happy indeed.

God Bless,
Dave

 
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