Ah. The last Sunday without me in a pulpit anywhere has come and gone. I must say it has been a relaxing period for me but as I said last week I have missed preaching. The thing is that most of what I do preaching wise is in the context of a series and there are many good reasons for that.
- It keeps me from getting in a rut when it comes to a topic.
- It forces me to examine and present a topic completely.
- Along with that it allows more opportunity to explore a topic with the congregation than a single sermon on something would normally allow.
Those aside the real reason sermon series planning is important to me is that w=once you have done it saves a tremendous amount of time on figuring out what you’re going to preach on and you can give more effort to presentation and making sure you are spiritually ready to preach.
Upcoming, I have a series that is basically a mirror image of the one I just finished with. I spent nine weeks basically describing how we got ourselves into this mess and now the next series is about how God got us out. Each sermon shows a counter by God to each aspect of humanity that gets us in trouble. Once God starts initiating a long term solution, the game changes.
The next nine weeks will be expressing that idea in a series of messages that is designed to uplift and give glory to God’s salvation. It should be an interesting time and that will take me to the end of the summer.
I am looking forward to being back in the saddle but I might find myself interrupted by surgery with this hernia thing but hopefully it will not interfere too much and I can get back to the part of ministry that I enjoy the most.
Blessings and Cheers!!!