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…