The greatest temptation about giving up is time. Particularly time spent without experiencing what you’ve been working for. This confronts us with the need to remember Christian service is about the ongoing experience of who we’re working for. So we continue on. From David McLemore at Things Of The Sort. But God is not letting …

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When the word of God is heard in preaching it always demands a response of movement. Continuing movement toward God, or a course correction to respond to God’s call. Jesus ensured that listening to him would bring comfort to the faithful, but it is not about the faithful being comfortable. From Will Willimon: Preaching is …

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The prolific Will Willimon has produced a monograph based on a series of lectures about preaching. In this excerpt he points out the freedom of a preacher who serves the word, and how that service meets the true needs of the congregation far better than the congregations’ own perceptions of what they need from a …

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