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I am sometimes asked about the process I go through in putting a sermon together … I don’t have a formula or blueprint for each talk, but here are some observations on how I prepare a message…
We’ve given our people 3 simple questions to shape their gospeled living…
- Who will be our Family?
- Where and to whom are we called as a Missionaries?
- In what ways will we be Jesus’ Servant?
So, how do/should we cope in these difficult times when we are feeling under enormous stress? Here are some pointers…
Here is the bottom line. The unbelieving world will always do “cool” better than the Church. When the Church adopts coolness and relevance as its corporate values, it slavishly agrees to follow, lagging always one step behind the world.
So if we were to look at your life, what would we see? Would your biographer be able to write this? ‘And that Sunday, as was his custom, he was in church to hear the reading and expositing of the Scriptures.’
- Stop Multitasking
- Use Appropriate Communication
- Apply Structure to the Schedule
- Give Everything a Proper Place
- Time Activities
- Commit to Downtime
- Plan Projects
First, my to-do lists were giving me the false impression I was being productive. Second, my to-do list was taking the joy out of the tasks themselves. Third, my to-do lists never made space for rest. Finally, my obsession with to-do lists didn’t allow for changes in direction.