Preach to make them sweat!

I preach to my congregation week after week. And I pray that I may be able to preach with such convicting power that my people will sweat! I do not want them to leave my services feeling good. The last thing I want to do is to give them some kind of religious tranquilizer–and let them go to hell in their relaxation.

The Christian church was designed to make sinners sweat. I have always believed that, and I still believe it. The messages preached in our churches should make backslidden Christians sweat. And if I achieve that objective when I preach, I thank God with all of my heart, no matter what people think of me. JIV061-062.

“Lord, help me to preach with boldness–not concerned with ‘what people think of me.’ Amen.”

(A.W. Tozer, Tozer on Christian Leadership, May 16)

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