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Why Do You People Write Sermons and Stuff?

March 7, 2021

Several weekends ago here I wrote a blog I titled, “How Do You People Write Sermons & Stuff?”

A question that may well precede it is, “Why Do You People Write Sermons and Stuff?”

First Big Reason —

How can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? That’s why Scripture exclaims,

A sight to take your breath away!
Grand processions of people
    telling all the good things of God!

But not everybody is ready for this, ready to see and hear and act. Isaiah asked what we all ask at one time or another: “Does anyone care, God? Is anyone listening and believing a word of it?” The point is: Before you trust, you have to listen. But unless Christ’s Word is preached, there’s nothing to listen to. (Romans 10:14-17, the Message version)

— Not real subtle.

But really real.

Let’s pick up there later.

For now, to whose sermons are you and I listening today?

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