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Two Hard Texts To Preach

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.

The Young and The Text-less

“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…

Sermon Prep in the Shower

You know what….

I have said this before…

But my sermon prep happens literally…

EVERYWHERE…

Sometimes I am practicing the sermon while driving to work…

Yep…If you drive by me, you will see me in there preaching….

No one really thinks about it, I assume, because everyone is talking on phones with Bluetooth devices anyway…

So you know, I don’t look out of the ordinary…

But…I go through my sermons while driving.

Today, I was in the shower…

Yep…in the shower…

And I started preaching a sermon I was working on…

And God gave me something.

Something that fit in perfectly…

May be an illustration…

May be a conlcusion….

May be something else…

But God gives me something…and sometimes it is so good that I have to go grab some paper right then to write it down.

ok..so why am I telling you this?

Becuase..like I said yesterday….you need to put some “TIME” in your preparation…