Preacher roams range of sermon confusion

The older teenage son went to church. When he returned home, his mother eagerly asked her son, “What did the preacher preach about?” Without hesitation, the young man replied, “He never did say.”
It’s like the church member who said: “The practice of not sticking to his text is my preacher’s shortcoming.”
All across this land of ours there are preachers who would have to plead guilty to the charge of jumping from one point to another faster than a man walking on a nail board or hot, burning coals.
There is, for example, the minister who enters the pulpit and says of his first point, “This is Romans I,” and then roams all the way from Genesis to Revelation.
In fact, a preacher will sometime springboard from one point to another so often that the best chance the listener has of getting the theme of the message is to try to catch him on the first bounce.
We preachers ought to preach on a text and not from it. As the poet has said: “Why do some preachers read their texts and then depart there from? No doubt they intersperse their work with much, too much, ho-hum...”


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