What is "Deeper" Preaching?

October 3rd, 2011

I spend a lot of time “teaching,” or “preaching,” or whatever you want to call it.

I tend to spend about twenty hours a week preparing to teach on Sundays. Over the 15 years I’ve been teaching I’ve tried to grow in my effectiveness. A few key areas I’ve focused on are…

Growing in biblical knowledge.

Incorporating the art of humor.

Making one point and making it well.

At the end of the day I want to preach in such a way that makes people want to know Jesus, follow Jesus, and learn more about Jesus. I know that people don’t transform because of a good message. They transform because of a great Jesus.

However, I get the same complaints that all you guys who preach get.

And at the top of the list? You guessed it. We want DEEPER teaching.

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a million times. And maybe they’re right. I know my preaching isn’t for everyone. Maybe they need to go sit under someone else who can preach more confusing--I mean deeper--sermons. Or maybe we all need to understand what “deeper” teaching is really all about.

Take a look at this incredible conversation between John Piper and Rick Warren. It sheds a lot of light on this particular topic. And thanks to Tony Morgan for sharing this video with all of us.

 

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