Monday, June 10, 2013

As we heard from the sermon...

It's not uncommon that after you preach (like I did twice on Sunday), either directly after the service or later in the week, that you'll hear someone utter the sentence... As we heard in the sermon.

Whenever I hear that statement I do what, I hope, most preachers do.

I hold my breath.

Why? Because it's over the next few seconds that you'll find out how effective you were at getting your point across.

And sometimes... Success. The person carefully articulates your point and shows a way for it to be applied.

Other times? You'll find out a) that you didn't make your point well enough, b) that there was actually a better point which you should have pushed or c) that the listener zoned out and filled in their own gaps.

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