Saturday, December 22, 2007

Church can be like the Opera!

When people attend church, they may respond to the preacher like a novice at the opera.  They have never been told what a sermon is supposed to do.  Commonly the listener reacts to the emotional highs.  He enjoys the human interest stories, jots down a catchy sentence or two, and judges the sermon a success if the preacher quits on time.  Important matters, such as the subject of the sermon, may escape him completely.


-- Haddon Robinson, Biblical Preaching, p.32