The Joy of Preaching
by Phil Martin
This past Sunday, I preached a full sermon at my home church for the second time. It was such an amazing experience to share the truth in God’s word to a group of Christians that I know well and care about deeply. But the full benefit of preaching isn’t in the speaking and sharing, it is in the preparation. I wish more people could experience the joy of preparing a message for a church service. There is so much more in each small passage of scripture than can clearly be shared in a 35 minute sermon. God has worked on my heart each time I’ve prepared a sermon and I don’t think I can overstate the benefits. In short, I guess I’m saying that I love my job!