Stop The Madness In Our Preaching

“God’s got a blessing for you.”

Well, yeah, but what is the blessing? And are their any ethical implications of that blessing? And furthermore is that all you gonna preach every week?

“God is gonna hook you up.”

Huh? OK.

“Tell the Devil that you are taking back all the stuff he has taken from you. Come on stand up and let’s give the Devil a headache lets stomp that ole Devil on the head.”

Is this what our preaching has come to? Are we simply preaching about a cosmic Bellhop that gives us goodies? While we go get back “our stuff” from the Devil?

What Happened To Our Preaching?

What has happened to our preaching? Where are the prophets? Where are the ones who have the willingness to stand up and say “thou art the man” to wickedness in “high places?” Where are those who are willing to say to leaders “What you are doing is wrong, but there is a God who forgives and heals?”

What has happens to our preaching? We used to hear about a God that is with us in the depths of our pains, but now we have a god that doesn’t allow any pain to happen to us!

What has happened to our preaching?

My sister and brother preachers What do you expect your people to become when fed a steady diet of “God gonna bless you..God gonna hook you up?” And never fed the truth of God’s holiness and the expectations of members of the kingdom of God? come on…what is going on?

Are You Preaching Shoddy Theology?

Why is so much of our preaching turning into shoddy theology? why are preachers using the pulpit to pummel their enemies or kiss the behind of their friends? Why has the pulpit become less than it should. My sister and brother preachers no wonder our people expect forgiveness without repentance.

My sister and brother preachers, stop preaching mess! Stop preaching parts, preach the whole book. Go head on and preach Grace, but preach what Grace does to you.

This weekend…stop preaching a part of the gospel. Stop preaching a piece. Buck the trend! Preach something significant! Preach something that matters! We don’t need another “ditto head” copy of some television preacher. God chose you to preach so preach…preach the truth….

Stop it! Stop it! My sister and brother preachers, it is way past time to continue on with that mess!

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Sherman Haywood Cox II is the director of Soul Preaching. He holds the M.Div with an emphasis in Homiletics and a M.S. in Computer Science.

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6 comments on “Stop The Madness In Our Preaching
  1. Minister Evangeline says:

    This is so true. Thanks for posting this article. I believe that Pastor’s/Preachers are afraid to preach anything other than money coming or your blessing is coming because that is what the congregation wants to hear. Some congregats will get mad and stop paying their tithes if the preacher preaches on sin and obedience. Now, they are not hurting the preacher by not paying their tithes because it is clearly explained in the bible that you are robbing God if you don’t pay your 10%. But I know people have gotten mad at the Pastor/Preacher and not place one cent in the offering plate.

  2. Sherman Haywood Cox II says:

    I agree with you that there is definitely something to the idea of us preaching being scared to preach something significant because of fear…But God has called us to preach the Word…in season and out of season. 2 Timothy 4:2. I know you agree that it is getting too late for us preachers to continue preaching drivel and basking in the glory of ignorant praise…

  3. I’ve checked out your podcasts and thought I’d stop by your site. AWESOME!!! I’m launching 8 sessions on sermon preparation for a several ministers in our area. I will definitely lock them on to you and your resources. I’ll check out more of your blog posts in the days to come.

    As to this post here, I think you’re on the money. We need to preach the whole council of God. God is not our cosmic bellhop. He’s a holy God who will definitely bless His people, but He requires holy lifestyles and gives us the grace to live it.

  4. (I left out a letter in my email address in my previous post. This is just to allow for the correct email address to get to you. God bless you.)

  5. Sherman Haywood Cox II says:

    Thank you for the kind words…I would encourage you to also look at the youtube channel which you can find at http://www.soulpreaching.tv

  6. Elder Thuso Motsepe says:

    BLessings to you on the ministry God has given you! Indeed we need to speak and preach the truth in season and out of season, whether members like or not! Blessings will come, for God still is a blessing and loving God. However, let us not do things as if we a bribing Him or as if we control Him. I call it the vending machine religion, suggesting that I get what I want when I want it, simply because I have put in my coin!

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