Everyone has opinions, and from time to time, people get preachy with them.
There are many odd things about preaching a sermon. Even the tamest sermon is bound to be offensive in some way, because people will always disagree on anything for almost any reason. Sometimes, a big-picture message is lost in the nit-picking of details. I really enjoy preaching, but I think i’m my own worst nit-picker.
I don’t enjoy preaching because I like the sound of my own voice, or because I like looking like I have everything all together. I like preaching because It really makes me take a long look at my life and where it is/isn’t going. There is a terrifying possibility of being made into an instant hypocrite when preaching, and coming out and saying something really ups-the-ante… but if there isn’t that possibility, is there a point to preaching?
Anyways, on the weekend, I had the pleasure of preaching about overcoming social barriers, which is ironic, because I’m one of the most socially stunted people I know. My message was as much a challange to me as it was to anyone listening, if not more-so.
Anyways! have a good tuesday everyone!