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The Worst In Us

I’m reading Will Willimon’s Proclamation and Theology tonight and was so intrigued by this quote that I thought I would share it here.  He says:

“If Christ had not preached to us, presumably we would have little reason to crucify him.  His sermons, in a sense, brought out the worst in us.  He told us the truth about God, and we hated him for it” (56).

Well, preachers, here’s a new line for your sermon evaluations.  Here’s a new take on Christ likeness.  Do your sermons bring out the worst in your people?  If so, it is for one of two reasons.  You’re either a really bad preacher…or a really good one.

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