“When you stand in the pulpit tonight, you can do one of two things. Either you can show those in the congregation that Jesus Christ is wonderful, or you can try to convince them that [you are] a reasonably intelligent young man. You can’t do both.”

–an adapted quote from A Hill on Which to Die by Paul Pressler, p. 152. (Pilfered from: Ross Shannon @ A Dull Jade)

This was ringing in my ears this past week as I stepped up to preach the afternoon service at our church, which was humbling. And as much as I was focused on pulpit ministry at the time, I’ve since started thinking that this is worthy advice for music leaders as well.