Difficult to Decide
| Those who preach try
hard to present lessons that will help people get to heaven. His listeners
have many varied challenges, problems, even threats with which to deal.
But regardless of the personal situations whether about jobs, finances,
neighbors, family, health, whatever, there is our duty to God. These
personal variances should not be the determining factor regarding our
submission to God. So preachers generally focus attention, not on specific
matters relevant to his hearers because they are so many and different he
could not deal with them all. His primary focus must be to persuade
everyone to submit to the will of God obediently.
Choosing his next sermon, therefore, is not an easy decision. Yes, it must be the gospel. But what points of the gospel are most needful at the moment? Is there anybody who can tell him? So he decides the best he can and preaches week after week hoping his lessons help everybody.