Preachers love preaching, but they shouldn’t love it too much. A potential idol for preachers is the act of preaching. You can crave the pulpit too much. And while we preachers can talk to the sheep about not finding their identity in their work but in Christ, this is a word we preachers need to preach to ourselves.
We are not our preaching. We are not our sermons. We are disciples before we are pastors.
A congregation that helps and encourages its members to fill the pulpit is a stronger congregation.