Top Reasons Why Gaining Inspiration From Other People’s Sermons Is Okay
- July 13, 2021
- Jermaine Herbert
There is a bit of a kerfluffle amongst preachers and churches as to if it is okay to use other people’s sermons when speaking in front of your congregation. In fact, it is perfectly fine to do so. If you are using someone else’s sermon word for word, you simply must state that you are doing so. However, most preachers will merely paraphrase or simply take inspiration from other sermons. There is nothing wrong with this and it is certainly not plagiarism. Here are some reasons you may want to consider using Easter sermon outlines at your next Easter Mass.
Pride Cometh Before The Fall
There is no shame in gaining inspiration from other people’s material because there is always someone better than you. Don’t fall into the trap of pride that prevents you from recognizing the fact that there are other people out there who also have fantastic ideas. Just remember to give credit where credit is due.
It Relieves Cramps
Maybe it doesn’t relieve physical cramps, but it certainly can relieve a form of writer’s cramp. Sometimes it may seem impossible to come up with an engaging sermon on your own. However, there may be plenty of others who have written Easter sermon outlines you find inspiring. Wouldn’t your congregation find strength in those words as well?
There are plenty of valid sermons there from which you may draw inspiration for you and your church.