8 things that encourage me when I preach

March 16th, 2017

One of the things I love about my job is that I get to speak 3-4 times per month at church. I work hard at preparing my sermons and I really enjoy when people are encouraged.

Today I was thinking about the things that encourage me in my preaching. They are the things that make me want to work hard in the preparation and prayer-peration.

Here is my list I came up with…

  1. When people are really getting what you are saying – you can see it on their faces and in their body language. It is instant feedback.
  2. When people are taking notes – I work hard on my messages and it blesses me when people have notebooks and pens out.
  3. When people come and talk to you afterwards – sometimes it is just they enjoyed it. Other times it is one aspect of the message that really spoke to them.
  4. When they listen online – when some people are away and they miss church, it encourages me to hear they listened online when they got home.
  5. When someone talks about it months later – I have had people say months later one sermon changed their life. And then they recount the points to you.
  6. When people like it on social media – when I put my sermons on our website it goes to Facebook and Twitter. When people like them it is another way of encouraging me.
  7. When people message you – I am always encouraged when people email me, send me a private message or a card in the mail.
  8. When they reach  people all around the world – we are a small country church, but our reach is worldwide. When people read or listen in other places it blesses me heaps.

These are the things that encourage me. I wonder what encourages your Pastor? Maybe some of these things too.

Maybe this week you can do one of these things that will help to encourage them too!

God Bless,

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