Make Your Point
There’s a humorous anecdote that I once heard about a fellow who never went to church much. His wife attended every Sunday and often asked him to go with her. Finally, he went one Sunday and listened intently to the sermon. Afterwards, his wife asked, “Well what did the preacher preach about?” He thought for a minute and said, “Sin.” “Well what did he say about sin?” asked his wife not letting him off the hook so easily. Again, he thought for a moment and then replied, “Well, I think he was against it.” The moral of the story is this, If we expect our listeners to understand what we are saying, we better be crystal clear. Think about the average political speech. They cover a lot of ground and touch on many subjects, but it’s nearly impossible to summarize their message. We, as preachers must do better than that. Our subject matter is too important for our message to be confusing or vague. We have to make a singular, crystal-clear point, if we expect anyone to remember it and to benefit from it.