Sophisticated Pulpit Theatrics

No amount of sophisticated pulpit theatrics can come close to the simple power of a Christ-centered sermon. You can do a perfect talk show in the pulpit, show visually compelling presentations and have a catchy script for the whole act. But when Christ is absent from your sermon, when the gospel is diluted in the name of sophistication and relevance and when the blood of Jesus is omitted from your talk, you are just wasting everyone else’s time. For if it’s not Chirst that you are proclaiming, what in the world are you doing in God’s pulpit?