C. J. Mahaney on Dissatisfaction in Preaching

C. J. Mahaney on dissatisfaction in preaching:

I think we should remain dissatisfied with our preaching, so that we are always motivated to grow in our preaching. But I think there is a difference between being dissatisfied and being discouraged. For me, when I’m discouraged, normally that reveals the presence of pride, that to some degree in my preaching I was attempting to impress rather than serve.

This is from a panel session at the T4G’08 Together For the Gospel Conference that is taking place Tuesday-Thursday this week in Louisville, Kentucky. All talks from the conference are available for free listening or download here: Free Audio Downloads from Together for the Gospel.


  1. Erik says:

    I like Mahaney’s take on the difference between being dissatisfied and discouraged. He hit the nail on the head that pride usually is there when discouragement rolls in after a preaching. Trying to impress the pew from the pulpit is a dangerous place to be in before God.

    On a side note, I really like your Christ-centered content and focus of your blog.

    Soli Deo Gloria!

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Erik – Yes, pride has a sneaky way of disguising itself at times. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. By the way, I jumped over to visit your blog and enjoyed the quotes you are putting together over there. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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