I was a little occupied these last days because I was asked to speak in the church last Sunday. So, I spend these last days jumbling themes in my mind for my sermon. I have a lot of things to say but it’s difficult to discern what would be meaningful and relevant to the need of the church. I have to forget myself this time, unlike in my blog where I can write about anything where I can be selfish and even egotistical. The pulpit (by the way I didn’t use the pulpit) is a different thing. It’s like driving a car; if the driver is not careful he may end up plowing the whole congregation into spiritual…hmmmm…I don’t know the word…roadkill? If the speaker is not challenging enough, he may end up boring the congregation to sleep. I the speaker is too challenging, he may end up boring the congregation to death. Of course, these considerations are minor compared to what the message would be all about.
The biggest challenge in preparing and delivering a sermon is taking the self out of it and letting God speak.
Anyways, my wife told me that she understood the sermon. That’s enough for me.