In the classic comic strip, Hi and Lois, Chip is eating at the table with his family when he announces, "I discovered something new in school today." His mother smiles and says, "Oh, really! What was that?" Chip replies, "A level of boredom I never knew existed."

While we hope that is not true of any teacher, we especially hope that is not true of our preaching. The gospel is exciting and it takes a lot of effort to make it boring.

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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.