Last Sunday:

  • Family bereavement
  • Plenty of study, not enough time for prep on the presentation
  • One of my better lessons – at least in the way it was received.
  1. Trust the text: Know it thoroughly. Study well in advance. It has power in itself.
  2. Trust God: How much do I trust God? Prayer was more important on Sunday morning than technical preparation.
  3. Trust congregation: How much do I trust the congregation in their motivation to learn and ability to do so?


  • We are creatives – no creation is ever finished
  • Send it out before ‘ready’ – who gets to decide what that means anyway?
  • If a sermon is fully ‘finished’ it will likely be dead

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Keep calm and carry on teaching.

God bless, Malcolm