I am getting old; with only a few weeks away from my 48th birthday I am noticing that certain things are irritating me more than what they used to.
The styles of preaching or, I should say, the insisting on preaching in certain style, is irritating to me. I feel that it takes away from the seriousness on the Word of God. I am all for passion in preaching and teaching, but when all black preachers sound the same; when all Puertorrican preachers sound like the late Yiye Ávila and when all Pentecostal preachers sound like TD Jakes, something is wrong.
I say, be yourself, pray, study, seek the Father, learn to flow with the Holy Ghost, listen to the voice of the Father and give the people what God wants you to give them at that particular space and time.
I am not going to ask for a witness or for anybody to give me an amen concerning what I am teaching and/or preaching; but I am going to do my best to give you the Word. Beloved, it is the Word that God will confirm, not our styles.
“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”
2 Timothy 4:1-2New King James Version (NKJV)