Preach Better Sermons || Crawford Lorritts

bookI’m watching the online conference Preach Better Sermons today and wanted to share some of the learnings I picked up. One of the speakers is Dr. Crawford Loritts, who is the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia. He is a frequent speaker for professional sports teams, including three Super Bowls and the NCAA Final Four Chapel. He has spoken to gatherings of senior military officers at the Pentagon. He is a featured speaker at Promise Keepers men’s conferences. He and his wife, Karen, are featured speakers at Family Life’s marriage and parenting conferences. He is a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Crawford is also the host of “Living A Legacy”, a daily radio program heard on 330 outlets by approximately 500,000 per week.

Here’s what I got out of Crawford’s segment:

  • You’ll never preach any better than who you are. Effective ministry always comes out of the overflow of your heart and walk with God. 
  • You can’t separate yourself from the preaching moment.
  • Sermons are different from speeches.
  • The more you do something, the more intentional you need to become about it.
  • Preaching is not a transactional gig, it is a word from God for the people in a moment in history.
  • In a church, the work is never over, there is never an end.
  • The men who God uses are not always the greatest preachers.
  • My life should be the autobiography of Christ in this point in history.

Loved the wisdom from an older preacher, so helpful to hear from a humble leader who has been at it for decades. Great model.

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