My day today and my weekend this weekend will be filled with crazy sermon stuff- I'm coming down the homestretch on my sermon for the weekend at Grace. I'll be preaching at all three services. I also prepared two sermon rationales for our Creative Team meeting this morning as we plan out August creatives. I'm preaching on the 10th and 17th of August at Grace. And also today I'm preaching at a wedding for a former youth ministry student who is getting married to a lovely bride (way over his head!) I absolutely love preaching, but preparation and study for it is hard, slow, and sometimes painful for me.
To be a conduit for the word of God is not a responsibility I will ever take lightly. I am very hard on myself (ask Brian!) and want to be at my very best every time. Please pray for the sermon this weekend- we are in a series dealing with what I believe to be the biggest idol in America today- our money - specifically this weekend I'll be touching on greed. Because money is an idol that is worshiped faithfully by so many, it is a somewhat sensitive and difficult subject to deal with. But if we don't preach about the greatest idol in a culture, have we really preached the gospel?