As someone who is answering the call to ministry. One thing I have come to realize is that when you want to reach people with an effective message all you need is God’s Word. So many times I have seen and heard preachers shoot and yell during a message but there was no conviction. Than I can hear another message that is calm and collective and It moved me change my life. Really the only difference in between the two was the amount of scriptures that were being presented.
This is one reason I had so much trouble accepting my call to ministry because I did believe that I could move people to change. Then I realized that all I need to do to get people to change is to read God’s Word. The Bible is the only line of offense in this spiritual war that we are apart of.
http://bible.com/111/heb.4.12.niv For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.