Microwave or Crock-Pot?

A word of encouragement to my fellow preachers as you labor in your study:

Powerful,  Word-saturated, and Spirit-filled preaching comes from the Crock-Pot, not the microwave. Preachers who try to microwave God’s truth on the “quick and easy” setting in the name of “saving time” will find that the meal from God’s Word will not taste the same. Spirit-led preaching calls for the slow-simmering effect of the Crock-Pot, where the longer the meal saturates in the simmering heat of the Crock-Pot, the juicier and more tender it becomes. How are you preparing and serving God’s Word each week: microwave or Crock-Pot?

From Greg Heisler, Spirit-Led Preaching (Nashville: B&H Academic), 100.

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