I’ve published another article for Examiner.com as the Raleigh Practical Christianity Examiner. This article is part of my “Sunday 101″ series. It is called “Sunday 101: Preaching to the choir.”
For the modern church, the focus of church life and discipleship is preaching, which has been defined as a 30-45 minute monologue lecture. But, while preaching was very important for followers of Jesus Christ in the New Testament, it took a very different form and it was presented to a different audience.
Here is part of my article:
The over-emphasis on preaching by a pastor/elder to the church today tends to deemphasize the importance of proclaiming the good news to those who are not part of the church and to deemphasize the importance of all believers preaching the good news. Furthermore, the over-emphasis on preaching today leads to a misunderstanding about how the church should speak with one another when they gather together.
Please use the link above to read the rest of my short article.