People who have clarity about the responsibility of power know how to exercise authority without being authoritarian.
While reason and tradition and experience cannot help but influence our understanding, the Word of God will remain unrivaled in its governing authority.
Sift human experience by the Word of God; Never allow the Word of God to be sifted by human experience.
In the ministry of the gospel, effectiveness gets redefined from the giftedness of the preacher to the Gift of the Spirit.
The soles of your shoes will start to wear thin after a while from kicking off the dust. That’s the downside of the gospel.
We preachers must remember the power is in the gospel, not in all of our well-intended long winded preaching.