Are you aiming for hearts or for feet?
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Too many preachers act like Joseph Jackson, the father of the pop star Michael Jackson. Joseph was able to make his sons do the right dance steps, but he never captured their hearts.
That's the theme of this week's preaching skills article by Bryan Loritts. It's a simple but powerful parable that will inspire every preacher. Loritts writes, "The Joseph Jacksons of the pulpit get to the people's feet but not their hearts. Such preaching is too low. Joseph Jackson preaching won't change the people in your church." Loritts challenges all of us to "aim higher" in our preaching.
This week we also feature:
- Featured Sermon: To Obey Is Better than Food by Juan Sanchez, our newest preacher at PreachingToday.com
- Illustration: Thanking God in the Midst of ALS
- Video: Waiting with God
Have a great Thanksgiving holiday.
Aiming Higher for His Glory,
Managing Editor, PreachingToday.com
Matt Woodley serves as the Editor for PreachingToday.com and the Pastor of Compassion Ministries at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of God With Us: The Gospel of Matthew (IVP).