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!