A few months ago, I started posting every Sunday a short sermon clip of some of my favorite preachers. These are the guys who impact me with the Word of God. I know that in many circles, preaching the Bible has been attacked. The sermons have become shorter, they have become funnier, they have become more practical, and they have become less Scriptural. I appreciated this little clip from John Piper as he explains the purpose of preaching.
He says, "the preacher's job is to minimize his opinions." I like that. But more than that, I like the end of the clip where he explains why he preaches longer, doesn't attempt to be immediately practical, and gets worked up when he preaches.
If you have a preacher that follows this method, send him a note of encouragement this week. If you don't, maybe you need to find one!