Illustration: The Challenge of Preaching

Bruce Thielemann once wrote, "The pulpit calls those anointed to it like the sea calls its sailor; and like the sea, it batters and bruises, and does not rest...To preach, to really preach, is to die naked a little at a time, and to know each time you do it that you must do it again." (quoted in Famine in the Land by Steven Lawson)