Thursday, June 12, 2008

Preaching can be Exhausting

Wrestling ourselves clear with an author’s thought, and then wrestling ourselves clear with our own, is not for the mentally lazy. It often involves long hours of struggle in order to understand and capture fully and accurately what an author is saying; then equally long hours struggling to produce a message that will communicate that message, and its implications, faithfully and creatively to our own audience. It can be an exhausting task.

-- Duane Lifton in The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching, Willhite & Gibson, eds., p.57

1 comment:

Matt Hallam said...

Looks like you are an expository preaching fan. It takes a lot of work, but I agree with you its worth it!