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Charles Haddon Spurgeon said, “He that can toy with his ministry and count it like a trade, or like any other profession, was never called of God.” I think he was right about this.

God is “pleased” by preaching (1 Cor. 1:21). Knowing this. Preachers should do their dead-level best to “please” God as much as they possibly can in the preparation and delivery of every sermon they preach. They aren’t to please themselves by simply “winging it” in preaching when it serves their convenience to do so. I have heard, not many, but some preachers, talk about how much fun they’ve had preaching; but preaching isn’t meant to provide preachers with a “fun” experience. Preaching isn’t meant to please men (Gal. 1:10). Preaching is meant to please God in achieving the purpose that He has for it.

The point is that men need to be very careful about how they allow their minds to work relative to the sacred aspect of preaching so that they will, while depending upon God, do their best to apply all the diligence to it, and bring all the dignity to it, that it deserves. The pleasure that a preacher takes in preaching should revolve around and depend on how pleasing his preaching is to God. (Please see and consider subscribing to,


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