It’s been said that you have to be relevant to connect with your audience. While I definitely agree with that concept, relevance has become a bit too overrated.
As a result, we see preachers try to dress like a teenager when he’s actually 40, using terms young people use when it’s not something they use in everyday language, ‘evolving’ into someone else other than themselves … just to be relevant…
Jesus didn’t just try to be relevant, He connected. And there’s a HUGE difference. For what reason? To bring them to a relationship with the Father through His word.
Bottomline, it’s the Word. Be yourself. Live for Jesus. Speak His Word. And people will see Jesus in you and through you.
In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. (Matt. 5:16)