Matt Chandler at #Exponential
Preaching is from the Word of God no matter who is in the audience.
Give the Pharisees a break for their despising of tax collectors
Sinners were people with physical diseases, slave trader, prostitutes, etc.
And Pharisees and Scribes.
Good preaching will deconstruct worldviews and reconstruct with the good news.
The Father did not respond to the son's speech in parable of the Prodigal Son.
Both sons need Jesus.
3 Ways to rethink preaching
1. Don't live vicariously through others or just live in books. Be with people.
2. Trust the Bible. I cannot transform anyone.
3. Trust the Holy Spirit. Feel how powerless you are.