Use What You Have
A preacher called me and asked for a list of books to buy to help his preaching. I gave him this list:
My preaching friend said he has those, do I have any other suggestions.
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I asked him if he read and applied them?
He said, “Not yet, but I’m gonna have some time coming up and wanted to load up.”
Well my sisters and brothers, this brings me to an important point and I am sure many of you have preached this point in your sermons. “Owning a book ain’t gonna do you any good unless you read and apply the book.”
If you are a preacher, I think you probably have a number of books on preaching that you haven’t read or applied. So here is a challenge. Take one of those books, read at least part of it. Then apply what you have read.
Then, start looking for other materials. God has already given you a wealth of information at your fingertips. Use what you got before thinking you think you have to find something else.