Are sermons relevant?

At my friend’s church, the worship leader gives a message each Sunday, backed up by a message outline in the worship folder and cool graphics projected on large screens. The whole event is captured on video so you can sit in the back of the 3,000 seat auditorium and still feel like part of it all.

Some people may wonder if an ordinary, old sermon in an ordinary, old church is relevant anymore. Some days I wonder too. Pastor Bob Hyatt talks about the sermon in a blog post that lays it bare.

Yes- At its worst, a sermon is dull, boring, impractical and just plain painful to sit through. I’ve sat through enough boring sermons to know. And here’s an insight- preaching a boring sermon is no picnic either. Trust me… we know when we are fouling one off.

But here’s the thing: At its best? It moves us, it’s used by God to change and rearrange us, and if I understand it correctly, that’s worship.

Read the full post here.

[via bob.blog]

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One Response to Are sermons relevant?

  1. Ron Dauphin says:

    The links have been corrected on the main blog page.
    See the original post by clicking on http://rondauphin.com/2008/03/30/are-sermons-relevant/

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