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Great Preacher or Great Pastor

What would you rather be…

A great pastor….

Or a Great Preacher?

Yeah, I know you want to be both..

But what if you had to choose one?

A great pastor is going to mentor and disciple folks to help them become better representatives of the most high God.

The great preacher is going to provide messages that are like time bombs to blow up in the minds of the people…they blow up messages of hope and power right when the hearer needs it…

A great pastor is loved by the people and when the people need somebody to stand beside them in life’s struggles…they call the pastor…

A great preacher is loved by the people as well..and when a word of hope and power is needed…they pop in the tape or turn on the mp3 player to the preacher’s message…

In the final analysis…

God sends the great pastor…when the great pastor is needed…

And God sends the great preacher…when the great preacher is needed…

So which is better?

Both are needed…and both have their place…

And if you are a great preacher….be the great preacher God called you to be…and go head and work on those pastoral skills…

If you are a great pastor…be that great pastor…and yes work on those preaching skills…

The historic Black pastor and preacher helped us through the pains and hurts with a combination of pastoring and preaching and mentoring..and advocacy skills that allowed a people to make it through what they couldn’t make it through otherwise…

And that’s what my work is about….

If you want to see how this translates into a homieltic framework..then check out my homileitc at http://www.superchargeyoursermons.net.

Sermon Is The Key To The Worship Service

The sermon is the key to the worship service. People like to hear the music and sometimes it can sooth in ways that only music can soothe.

Sometimes prayer touches us in powerful ways. But the key is the sermon. Think about that for a moment. 200, or 100, or 50, or 10000 people sit in front of you to hear a word that is desperately needed this week.

They have come to hear what God has given to you to give to them. Yes, we must spend a lot of time thinking through and planning the rest of the worship service, but we cannot forget how important this word from on high is to your hearers.

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