At the heart of any ministry is one that cares.
Five men who care can do much more ministry than a thousand who don’t. Without care, ministry doesn’t happen.
Care is what separates the preacher from the teacher.
Teachers cannot teach people to care. This is why people fall asleep in school.
Care must be stirred up by a passionate presenter: a preacher.
In this, we can see the wisdom of God in that he was pleased to save men by preaching (1 Cor 1:21).
Teaching has the goal to communicate right doctrine. Preaching has the goal of making people care about it.
Teaching cures ignorance, but preaching cures apathy.
Remember this when you are talking to someone who doesn’t care.
For his glory,
Justin “preach it!” Johnson