First, let me say that I love preaching. I love listening to preaching. reading about preaching. I even like looking through catalogs that have different styles of pulpits 🙂
Having said that, I’ve had 3 weeks off from preaching and I’m ready to get back in the pulpit this Sunday. But I am a firm believer that you need to take strategic breaks from preaching.
This is important for many reasons, here’s 4:
#1 – The church needs to hear from people other than me
#2 – I need to be able to focus on things I normally don’t get to work on
#3 – I need to give other gifted teachers an opportunity to teach
#4 – I need to take a break and recharge my batteries.
We need to be wise about when we take breaks. I’ll talk about that tomorrow…