I'm reading Will Willimon's Proclamation and Theology tonight and was so intrigued by this quote that I thought I would share it here. He says:
"If Christ had not preached to us, presumably we would have little reason to crucify him. His sermons, in a sense, brought out the worst in us. He told us the truth about God, and we hated him for it" (56).
Well, preachers, here's a new line for your sermon evaluations. Here's a new take on Christ likeness. Do your sermons bring out the worst in your people? If so, it is for one of two reasons. You're either a really bad preacher...or a really good one.