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I don’t think we will ever master the “technique” of preaching. The challenges and the thrill of having a word from God for the people is always there. I try to go over my sermon line by line and ask myself, Do I really believe this? Is this what I believe with all my soul?

One of the men in our church paid me a real compliment. He said, “Preacher, I like you because you seem to be listening to what you are saying.” I get the idea that a lot of preachers are not listening to what they are saying. A lot of the old spiritual words are becoming empty because they are worn out. A calling from God is to be pursued with all your heart. I’m so thankful that this is what He let me do with my life.
–Frank Pollard, in “Proclaim,” (April, May, June 1992), p. 11

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