Something that has always upset me is the way that some preachers plagiarize sermon material. It seems that some glory in the idea of using a preaching outline from one of the “big name” preachers. I have also sat in auditoriums where preachers have used a sermon that was printed off the internet or out of a sermon book. This always made me feel uneasy. I guess I’m not the only one that feels uneasy about this. Below is a quote by D.A. Caron and a link to a full article where he deals with this subject.
“Taking over another sermon and preaching it as if it were yours is always and unequivocally wrong, and if you do it you should resign or be fired immediately. The wickedness is along at least three axes: (1) You are stealing. (2) You are deceiving the people to whom you are preaching. (3) Perhaps worst, you are not devoting yourself to the study of the Bible to the end that God’s truth captures you, molds you, makes you a man of God and equips you to speak for him.”
You can read the full link here.