Full disclosure - according to the timestamp on my phone, I texted Bruce at 9:22PM last night (Saturday night) and said:
Word count: 75
I haven't done this in a long time. I have really tried to move away from the whole Saturday night sermon writing thing - it just doesn't work for me in this particular season of my life. But for so many reasons this week, I just couldn't get it together - and yet, I was totally calm about the whole thing. We had our annual Spaghetti Supper and Dessert Auction last night and after we cleaned up and everyone left, I sat down in my office and started to write. And at 10:51PM I sent this text:
Once I sat down, the words just flowed. I love this scripture and I love preaching on it. I love charging my church to be a Greatest Commandment church!
Here's the sermon. Enjoy ...
I explained this in the sermon, but the timing of where we are in the Year of Mark is not totally lined up with the timing of where we are in the church year. Technically we are already in Jerusalem - we skipped over the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, because we are going to read that in a few weeks on Palm Sunday. So give yourself a minute, get yourself to Jerusalem and here's my sermon from this past week!
It will come as no surprise to anyone who reads or hears my sermon that I for sure wasted four hours of my life on the two-part Bachelor finale this week and y'all - I am so glad it is over! What a hot mess, but everyone seems happy in the end, so - okay?
Let's all focus on Lent and get caught up in some actual world-changing drama, shall we??
Hi friends! I am a little bit behind in posting (what else is knew) but we have had a tough couple of weeks at the church and spend a lot of time just loving my people and walking through that with them.
Here is my sermon from March 3rd - Transfiguration Sunday!