I'm preaching tomorrow and I'm falling into the trap 85% (in any given week) all pastors fall into - Saturday evening sermon writing. We are in the middle of advent (preparing for Christmas) and also in part of a sermon series called Family First. We're looking at things Families put first and how the Holy Family put certain things first.
So as I usually do with sermon writing, I start with a list. Here's what I have so far. See if you can add to it.
Families prepare for ...
changes in season
the next day
going to bed
family game night
Here's another: The Holy Family prepared for ...
Traveling to Bethlehem
Leaving to go to Egypt
Traveling to the Temple
*What's unusual about all of these is that unexpected twists made these difficult to prepare for so most important thing they could prepare for was being flexible
God prepares us with grace.
We prepare for God by being flexible and open to Him in anything.
Okay that's a start. I'll finish tonight - after all once you've procrastinated, why not put it off even more? Plus I can use the irony of procrastination in my Families Prepare sermon!
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