Last year I made it a point to plan out my sermons for the entire year. It was difficult, but extremely beneficial. So much so that since around November I’ve anticipated getting to January so I can do it again. Call it good organization, being prepared or just hermeneutical nerdiness. It works for me now. If a sermon doesn’t connect to the spiritual life of the people who hear it, then what good is it…..
Well, that’s the best explanation I could come up with! Stay blessed…john
I know there are a few songs/hymns that you don’t like to sing in church. Trust me; there are some that get under my skin, too. They can’t all be gems. This Angry Eastwood meme was posted on the United Methodist Memes Facebook page, and a few of you might faint when you see some of the titles that made it to this list as songs/hymns you love to hate: Many Gifts, One Spirit Here I Am, Lord…..
Oh, those Cokesbury tables! They do tempt us all. I’m a little excited because I may purchase a stole for the first time–you know, being ordained and all. Share this with your favorite United Methodist pastor. Stay blessed…john