If you listen to a sermon tomorrow I hope it doesn’t make you feel comfortable in your world, but causes you to long for the world God is re-creating through his Son, – and long to know completely what it is to be part of that world.

From Leading With The Sermon:

In preaching, God’s people are moved, that is, led – little by little, or sometimes violently jolted – in the power of the Holy Spirit, Sunday by Sunday, toward new and otherwise unavailable descriptions of reality. Every sermon potentially offers a new heaven and a new earth. The complaint “Your sermon didn’t really speak to my world” overlooks the potentially disruptive dislocating power of preaching that wants to rock our world.

William H Willimon, Leading With The Sermon, Fortress Press, 2020, pg 10.

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