On two different occasions last week, I shared with people here how I prepare sermons.
I’d never done that even once before, and yet here I was giving detailed explanations two times in three days to folks in the process of growing their own preaching skills.
I talked about bible studying, wordsmithing, and, most personally, brainstorming. Where do illustrations and connections and memories come from? I have a highly detailed process, and laid it all out there for my friends and colleagues.
It was almost like having someone else read your diary.
Or giving them a behind the scenes look at how sausage gets made.
In this case, however, I hope the exercise will increase their appetite for preaching, not diminish it.