I confess to what has to be one of my greatest mistakes ever:
Four or five years ago I was unhappy with my own preaching. I knew something was missing, but I couldn't put my finger on it. It was a highly frustrating time for me.This past Saturday, one of our church leaders told me that a friend visited the church during that time. "Your pastor doesn't talk about Jesus a lot in his sermons," the friend observed. The church leader who told me this argued at first, but then listened for a few sermons and concluded that the visitor was right.Something was missing. Someone, actually. Jesus.