In this post, Randy Alcorn writes, “Happiness in Christ is one of our most powerful evangelic tools.” So, why are Christians perceived as being so unhappy? Alcorn makes the case that we should be a celebratory people.
Are you comfortable with talking about things that aren’t related to the biblical text? Are you satisfied with not having your words tied to the external standard of the word of God? If so you may be an entertainment–oriented preacher. John piper discusses the dangers of entertainment–oriented speakers in this post.
It is hard to focus on the here and now when you’re always looking for the next big opportunity. What if being rooted and grounded where we are in the here and now means that we will be much more fruitful, much more rested, much more joyful, and much more effective for God’s kingdom?