The Challenges of Preaching

Preaching is not just the physical act of speaking publicly about the Word of God, but it is also a full-on battle in the spiritual realm. For this reason, preaching is hard work, and can often be mentally, spiritually and physically exhausting. Preaching also has many challenges which are not always obvious to the eye, so I would like to share what I have learnt about preaching so far. Please bear in mind that compared to seasoned pastors and ministers, I have relatively little experience in preaching, so what I have written here is by no means exhaustive, and as such I'll be updating this article as and when I learn new things about preaching.

Respecting The Pulpit

The pulpit is a sacred place from which the Word of God is to be preached. Its use should NOT be abused:
  • as a means to expose or shame anyone
  • as a means to look down on anyone
  • as a means to promote oneself, but rather it should be used to promote God and His Word.