Saturday, August 11, 2007

Preachers and Paychecks

According to John 21:17, if we love the Lord Jesus, we will feed the lambs he has entrusted to us. Our congregations need to know that we don't preach because we are paid to preach; we preach because it expresses our love for Jesus and the sheep. Any financial help a church can supply us with is greatly appreciated because it means we can be more devoted to feeding and caring for the flock. But it is never the reason we preach. The minute we see our preaching as a reason for picking up a paycheck is the minute we need to find something else to do.

-- Greg Heisler, Spirit-Led Preaching, p.74

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