St. Francis de Sales was the Bishop of Geneva in the 17th century. I recently ran across this quote from him:
“The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not, “What a lovely sermon!” but, “I will do something!””
Wow! For me, as a preacher, that is very challenging…but also very true. I often wonder how much of what I teach/preach actually challenges people to do something with it?
So, I would love to hear/learn from all you great preachers out there. How do you inspire people to “do something”?