For many years I have obsessed over studying great preaching and preachers. They are all different. All have their own unique style and approach to delivering a message.
However, there are 7 characteristics that they all have in common.
1. Preach with Borrowed Authority
The best preachers do not preach from their own authority, but from God’s.
You are an ambassador of Christ. You are representing Him. Stay true to His word. Anything you say is just an opinion. Anything God says is law. Don’t apologize for what He says.
2. Preach with Flexibility
The best preachers keep an open ear to the Holy Spirit.
Plan and prepare thoroughly, but don’t be so tied to your script that you have no room for the Spirit to move. Often the best moments of a message are the ones that were unscripted. Some of the most powerful things we say are the words that come to us in the middle of a message.
3. Preach with the Body
The best preachers don’t just preach with their lips, but with their whole body.
Body language says a lot. If you stand still and don’t move, chances are your people will not be moved by the message either. Loosen up.