A strong exhortation from Brian Croft on the dangers of sermon preparation:
Pastors, make no mistake. That battle wages even now. We are on the front lines of it as the enemy wants our souls and the souls of those entrusted to our care. Do not forget that battle wages without exception even as you labor in study today to preach. Yet in the midst of that battle, also do not forget the enemy who seeks to devour us has been completely defeated in the life, death, and resurrection of our King Jesus. Therefore, depend upon Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit that dwells in us as you prepare each week knowing He will strengthen you not only to study this week and fight the enemy’s attacks, but to proclaim the excellencies of Jesus Christ to your people in power and victory this Sunday.