Is it just me…

…or do other people find that when a preacher says something you really need to hear, it’s most commonly a ‘throwaway’ line, and completely unrelated to their main topic?

The real trouble with this sort of occurrence is when someone asks you aftewards what you thought about the sermon or about some specific point made, and you have to admit that you actually stopped listening about 7 minutes in because you spent the remainder of the time stunned by this small point, and trying to figure out the ramifications of this point. And people never quite know how to react to that.

Today, I think I may have been given a pointer to help me understand and deal with something I’ve been struggling with for some months now. Unfortunately, we have 2 services at our church and I went to the first one today, so it was kind of difficult to talk to the preacher afterwards as he still had a second service to run. But I think it’s something I need to ponder on for a while…

3 thoughts on “Is it just me…

  1. Speaking as a trainee-preacher, I’m very happy if people go away with something deep and meaningful to think about, whether or not it is what I had in mind as the main point of the sermon.

  2. Absolutely. I guess when we pray that God speaks through a preacher, we’re deliberately not saying ‘help the preacher get his message across’.

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