“What is so tedious as a twice-told tale?” asked Homer in his Odyssey. We really don’t mind a twice-told tale if the teller has the skill to make it sound new each time it is told.

Wiersbe, W. W., & Wiersbe, D. (1986). The elements of preaching : The art of biblical preaching clearly and simply presented (39). Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers.

It takes lots of study and prayer to prepare a message and preach it so that it sounds new each time. We have heard the story. What is there in the story that will be used by God to change our lives.

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