As if I didn’t struggle enough with the weight of preaching, the Pyro folks have to go make it worse. Be sure to check out Dan Phillips’ post Carpe Diem.
This may be the only time they’ve been in a church, about to hear someone who claims to believe the Word, the Gospel. Maybe they’re there because a friend or relative has prayed for them for months, for years, for decades. Finally, they’re in a (professedly) Christian church, intending to listen to whatever a (professedly) Christian preacher is about to say. It is literally a critical moment, a moment of crisis, of judgment. Angels attend! The Triune God is there! Endless ages will reverbrate with the impact of what happens next. These people are accountable, you are accountable. All eyes are on you.