What do you think of when you hear the word “preaching”? For me, I always thought of preaching as something one person, called a pastor, does on Sunday. It is a way of communicating God’s truth to the people listening.
But I’ve seen something different recently. At least 3 times now, our Sunday Service has been a dialogue between two people, and not always with a pastor. Instead of a podium, there is a table and two chairs. The conversation is some sort of interview or dialogue between the two people.
Today was on of those times. One of the elders at Grace interviewed Randy Alcorn, the founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries and author of the new book Courageous. Through this personal and insightful interview, we heard an inspiring call to men to be courageous and be men of God’s character and purpose for their families and those around them.
I’m learning that preaching is not so much about dictating some truth or new idea that we glean from the Bible. Preaching is about communicating God’s message through a discovery process. Preaching that moves people’s hearts is about involving people in dialogue that inspires, uplifts and motivates.