Please, criticize my sermon!
I love when congregation members criticize my sermons! I assume this is the case for most other pastors as well.
Perhaps you’re thinking: “But Pastor, doesn’t it hurt your feelings when someone criticizes your sermon?” Nonsense! When it comes to preaching the Word of God, the truth and clarity of the preached Word far surpasses the feelings of the pastor in importance.
Perhaps you’re thinking: “But Pastor, aren’t I just supposed to listen to what you say without questioning it?”
Again, by no means! It is your Christian duty to question the pastor’s sermon. 1 John 4:1-3 says: “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.