Preaching is a joy for pastors. It’s an opportunity for you to share the gospel, teach the Bible, and help people live and love like Jesus. But here’s the deal with preaching: It can be exhausting. Every Sunday you have to prepare a new sermon for your church.This means you’ll probably set aside 10 to 18 hours to make preparations, which can be a miracle in and of itself.
For some pastors, preparing your sermon isn’t a problem. You happen to pastor a larger congregation, and you have supporting staff who can assist you with administrative tasks, counseling, and tending to the life of your church.
For most church leaders, preparing your sermon can be difficult. You pastor a smaller congregation, you lack the support of staff, and you’re running in a thousand directions. What does this have to do with sermons about giving?
Talking about money is tough. Talking about tithing in the Bible, giving, and generosity may cause your hands to shake violently when you reach for your glass of water.
When you approach this topic from your pulpit, there are specific points you want to focus on, and there are ten mistakes you want to avoid when talking about money. To help you think through the different angles you can take or discover new illustrations, listening to (or watching or reading transcripts) sermons on giving and generosity can be a source of inspiration.