LitBit Commentary – Gordon Lathrop on Preaching 7
LitBit: The preacher ought never to introduce a new text as “my text”, as if the preaching event were something other than what the assembly is doing as a whole. Even Jesus was handed the scroll of Isaiah. In the Christian community, all the members of the assembly need to know the texts, own the texts, be able to prepare the texts.
Gordon Lathrop, The pastor, p49.