Years ago I bought a pair of knock-off Oakley sunglasses while on a mission trip in Mexico. I thought they were cool.
They looked almost exactly like real Oakley sunglasses, but were only a fraction of the cost.
I wore those beauties every day for a month. I looked good.
But after a month they suddenly fell apart. The frame snapped. The lenses popped out. My poor sunglasses were no more.
So what did I do? Hoping for a different result, I bought another pair. But the same thing happened. A month later they fell apart.
Real Oakley sunglasses don’t do that. Mine were a cheap imitation.
I bring up this story, because I fear that too many pastors have a cheap imitation mentality to preaching. Continue Reading…