Sunday, December 10, 2006

Why is it

that having trembled at the prospect of preaching into an unfamiliar context in India, the words flowed as they've rarely done before...but now, back in my familiar setting, with mountains of experiences to share, and all the wonderful Advent readings to engage with, sermon prep yesterday was horribly like pulling teeth?
Just wondering.
I did get it finished just before midnight last night, and it reads OK this morning, but I'm off to preach it now, and that of course is the acid test.
I'll stick it on the sermon blog, just because...

3 comments:

Lorna said...

may be the Holy Spirit's anointing was stronger when you were out of your comfort zone ...

:)

Songbird said...

Or, put another way, there were fewer "ordinary" elements of life to distract you from the work of opening God's word. Don't be too hard on yourself! Hope it went well!!

Kievas said...

I think the best messages our pastor has given have been when he left his notes at home. I'm sure you did fine!