Mar 14, 2009
Preaching Difficult Passages
Peter Mead takes a shot at the problems associated with preaching difficult passages. In my opinion, this is one way that preaching is different from teaching. In teaching, the context better allows for the pursuit of different views and positions because questions can be asked and answered. But preaching is more of a monologue than a dialogue. I would suggest that in preaching you acknowledge the differences of opinion and then stress the position that you prefer and why you prefer it. You do not want people walking away from a sermon remembering the problems, but rather remembering the broader message and application of the text as a whole.