About Preachers and Preaching


As I was thinking about the lessons this Sunday, I remembered a humorous list of poor sermon introductions. I looked through some old files and found a tattered copy.  The title in the bulletin clipping is “You Know You’re in Trouble When the Preacher Begins With . . .

  • Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking . . .

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    Central Tuscaloosa

  • Although my wife does not like this sermon, I decided to preach it anyway . . .
  • Cereal boxes do not normally lead to sermon ideas, but this morning as I sat . . .
  • The first of this morning’s eighteen points  . . .
  • Last night I dreamed of footprints in the sand . . .
  • There are some topics that cannot be covered in thirty minutes . . .
  • At first glance, the variants between the Septuagint and the Masoretic Texts do not seem all that interesting, however . . .
  • Here are the notes for the sermon I was going to deliver, but I decided during the song before the lesson, not to give that lesson, but just to simply say some things that are on my heart and need to be said . . .

I do not think I am guilty of any of those introductions.  But maybe, you had a chuckle as you read them.

” . . . but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.” Prov 15:15b

-Scott

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