The Sky Is Green

WHY I DO NOT WANT TO PREACH ANYMORE…

When I was still preaching, I somehow managed to impress people enough to draw their applause and their “amen’s” but somehow they never seem to hear the message.  Now that I am a photographer with an inherent motive of impressing people with my photographs, they are now asking what the message is…

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In the occasions I find myself preaching extensively (my primary involvement in the Christian ministry is that of a teacher so, more often than not, I am in a classroom rather than behind a pulpit) there is this sense of satisfaction to see people outwardly responding to your sermon; they would say (or shout) “amen!” or occasionally applaud when you make a point.  But that sense becomes shattered with the realization that they never heard the message.

You present the most rational and exegetically correct argument that the sky is pink and when the sermon is over, people congratulate you and quip about it being a nice day because the sky is green—they never heard the message.  Then when they actually hear what you said, you get stabbed in the back and are branded a radical of sorts or whatever else they can think of.  Worse is to have presented an opinion contrary to that of the one of gives the biggest tithe…

Now if your livelihood depends of keeping your pulpit, would you not rather impress the people than tell them the truth?

“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God?  Or am I trying to please man?  If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ” (Galatians 1:10 NEB).

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