And Other Hints On How To Preach Great Sermons 52 Weeks A Year
1. Where In Texas Are You From?
I have been preaching for some time now, and I usually get a fair amount of compliments after my sermons. I don't believe any of them. And I will tell you why. Before I was even ordained, I preached a sermon at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was maybe the seventh sermon I had preached in my whole life. I thought it was pretty good at the time. Now that I am more experienced, let me be clear -- it was not all that good. It wasn't bad for a seventh sermon, but it was far from a good sermon.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards Current Events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War 2, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.