In a recent article for ChurchLeaders.com, Kevin DeYoung writes about four indispensable qualities for good preaching, and one of those is: “Authenticity: This is the hardest quality to describe, and it takes the longest to acquire. I’m not usually a fan of the buzzword authenticity, but I use it here as a blanket to cover a number of ideas.
“Does your unique personality come through in preaching? Are you comfortable in your own skin? Do you have a connection with the congregation? Does your preaching sound like someone talking about the gospel or calling people to believe the gospel? Are you an advocate for Christ or a witness to Christ? Is there — to use John Murray’s phrase — personal, passionate, pleading in your preaching?” (Click here to read the full article.)