The Spiritual Importance of Becoming an Emotionally Healthy Preacher

Key issues to address as we look beneath the surface

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mabel radebe

January 21, 2013  8:58pm

Thanks for the insightful and challenging article. It is very important to sit at the feet of Jesus with your text and hear what he He says to you about it and what He wants you to share with others and how. Preachers should not take preaching lightly and talk to God's people unprepared.

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Shirley McCowin

September 28, 2012  4:25pm

An outstanding article! IF only more pastors could be as open and honest; sharing this article with my pastor. Without a doubt, I am able to relate this article to the passage of scripture Jeremiah 3:15 "And I will give you pastors according to my heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. I am not a pastor but a servant in the ministry; however, this message resonates with me. Thank you.

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Mary Newton

September 24, 2012  2:39pm

Outstanding article! Thank you. I am striving to be more authentic in my preaching and I know that comes with "listening" to GOD, spending more time in prayer and wrestling with the text. As a pastor of a small congregation, I am confronted with a multitude of tasks that come my way each weeek. I know that it is imperateive to "slow down" and sit at Jesus' feet; to hear from God. I will admit that is my greatest struggle in preaching, to put sufficient time in and to begin early. This article has helped me to re-focus and priortize; to be "Mary" and not "Martha".

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July 23, 2012  12:02pm

Thanks for your candor and insight. I find preaching to be an art of vulnerability every week. And this art can be really bad at times. If I am honest with myself, it is easy to create bad art every week by falling to the temptation of hiding behind the word or in making the sermon about me. Teaching the scriptures is one thing, but modeling how to interact with God in front of people who are constantly evaluating you is tough work. Thanks for the prophetic call to continue to wrestle with God and his word in prayer before you preach.

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Dave Rolph

May 21, 2012  1:03pm

Great article! It should be obvious that those who teach others need to first discover a healthy place for themselves, but healthy preachers seem to be the exceptions nowadays. Authentic preaching can be very therapeutic for everyone involved, while hypocritical preaching damages all, perhaps the preacher even more than the audience.

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