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Monday, February 28, 2005
My Lips Hurt really bad
That was to get you to read the post. I'm back from preaching down in Missouri this past weekend-- Cape Girardeau-- home of Rush Limbaugh and Mike Fitzpatrick. Mike, the Youth Pastor, former student at Asbury, invited me to preach there a long time ago. I bet he was pretty nervous about what might happen in light of my recent posts re: preaching and preparation.

Anyhow-- i think it went well. I have really left behind my old paradigm of mastering the material-- or trying to master it. I'm pretty deeply immersed in the Scripture and am committed to understanding it in its context-- however I am much more into seeking wisdom and understanding from God in the text. I preached 3 times there and finally in the third time I felt like I really slipped out of self consciousness and into the zone of impartation. I am such a novice-- after 15 years of preaching-- such a novice and yet feel like I am finally getting somewhere. I have settled so long to get it somewhat right or do it well or say something smart.

posted by John David Walt | at 2/28/2005 10:53:00 PM



Blogger Omar said...

That is refreshing to hear, because I am just begning to see my own ego. Looking for humility. Looking for freedom from ego coupled with cyncism. Looking for freedom from affirmation by acomplishment.

Looking to be a preacher of the Good News and not a proclaimer of the wounded idea.

1:47 AM EST  
Blogger Fitz said...

JD, I just have to say that you did a great job and people think very highly of you here :-) Seriously, it was a joy having you visit and preach at La Croix. The message that you allowed God to speak through you spoke to people. Thanks for being a willing vessel...

12:07 PM EST  

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