Great communicators are generally great storytellers! Jesus may have been the greatest storyteller who ever lived.
My preaching mentor always reminded me, “People remember stories.”
Over the years, I have spent enormous amounts of time searching for stories and developing personal ones.
I will always use and value stories, but I am growing to trust more in The Story than in personal or second-hand stories.
As a preacher, you might put a little less faith in your cute, funny, or even powerful stories and more faith in the power of The Story found through God’s word!
from Craig Groeschel on the Swerve blog