So every so often someone hits me up to help them with a text to preach…
Usually these are just a quick look at the text to help folks look at the text from a different angle…
Someone asked me, “how do you do that?”
How did you help me with this text?
The answer is a combination of a number of things. But most importantly these three…
There are two categories of texts that are very hard to preach.
They are close to impossible to even read beyond a superficial level.
The first category of texts that are very difficult to read are those that you have read so often, you think you already know what it is about.
The second category of texts are those from obscure portions of scripture that you don’t often read.
“Hey Doc, I got a sermon, can you help me find a text so that I can preach it?” A young preacher asked me through email.
He was so excited. He immediately began to talk about his points. He had three of them. They built on each other. And then he had his celebrative sermonic close.
3 Complete and total points.
And a shouting celebration…
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