Monday, April 11, 2005

Another word on transforming sermons

While doing a Google search, I came across this article on preaching transforming sermons. It comes from Sam Wood, a minister in San Juan, Puerto Rico:
To preach transformation is to be in touch with our own struggles and disappointments. If the message of transformation is to be more than a fairy tale or a "pie-in-the-sky" story, preachers must search their hearts and remember the now dulled pains and dimmed dreams of yesterday. From this personal identification with the human condition, the preacher can proclaim the gospel more effectively. And from this personal reflection, preachers themselves may find renewed vision for the work at hand and renewed hope for dreams left unfulfilled.
One message of transformation that's always true, Sam points out, is that "God is able to make a difference in our lives."


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