The Superstar in the Pulpit

16 03 2010

Great lines from an article in the latest issue of Leadership:

Moses was clear that the shine on his face was not his own, and he made sure the people did too [sic]. Not all preachers seem to remember this. The light the preacher offers is better and more powerful when the preacher is internally and verbally clear that he is a reflector of the One who alone is the light and not the source itself.

It’s not the dazzling light of manipulation by which the congregation is captured by the aura of the preacher more than by the gospel itself. Instead, the preacher gets out of the way in order to let ‘the light of the knowledge of God’s glory shine in the face of Jesus Christ.’


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