Isaiah 58:1-9a; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20
When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
Paul’s description of his preaching is enough to stop any preacher in her or his tracks.
It is certainly enough to stop this one.
What do I regard as essential in my preaching? Do I rely on sounding scholarly or worldly wise? Do I trust in having something new and captivating to say? Read more