Helping Hearers Practice What We Preach (part one)
An interview with innovator Randy FrazeeSee theme
As pastor of Pantego Bible Church in Arlington, Texas, Randy Frazee has led the congregation in their vision of life transformation through Jesus Christ. Randy has given considerable thought to how to organize the systems of their church and to preach in a way that empowers people to live out the Christian life. For example, all of his sermons relate to one or more elements of the church's 10 core beliefs, 10 core practices, and 10 core virtues (see pantego.org/resources/30core.html). Randy is author of (Zondervan, 2001). This is the first installment of a two-part interview. To read part two of this interview, click here.
PreachingToday.com: In Luke 11:46, Jesus said, "You experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them." How can preachers today keep from doing the same thing?
Randy Frazee: We must be realistic. The experts in the Law gave themselves full-time to the Law.
The people could not. ...