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Yes, indeed. Very helpful and winsomely told!
Excellent! Thanks for sharing. If I may, I'd add this bit of advice: "Don't apologize for using a personal illustration." Somewhere in days gone by, aspiring preachers were told not to refer to themselves in the sermon. Some of them actually took that advice to heart and passed it along to their friends. Those preachers succeeded not in making more of Jesus and less of self but in making themselves and their messages seem distant, aloof, leaving only the shadow of a human in the pulpit. If preaching is indeed "truth through personality," there's no need to apologize for sharing either one.
Pastor Bryan. Excellent article full of insight and wisdom so much so I have to read it over asgin.5 stars.
Thank you! Well worth the read, and your insights are excellent.
Not only loved this article, I could relate to it on every count.
This article is great. Good illustrations bring ideas to real life where the rubber meets the road. Great tips, and a good observation that often the greatest illustrations are from our own lives... both successes and failures. This allows people to remember that pastors are real people... on our own journey... sometimes with struggles too. A pastor who never admits mistakes will not always relate.
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