Today, I kind of hung a lot of stuff out there. I think preaching can either be a really raw experience or a canned polished presentation. I think having preached for a lot of years, the polish has come in speaking, but I have worked really hard at staying very raw and transparent.
Today, I was pretty wide open. I hit issues. I spoke my mind. But I hope in the process I pointed to places people could move towards and tried to get them to move beyond their bad memories and limitations.
Hanging it out there is tough. It’s a bit real. It’s a bit raw. And in today’s message, it was more about making a decision not to simply mess around and clock in and out of church. Rather, it was a fairly clear call to live with a dedicated and committed heart for Christ.
Today’s message was one of those that makes me think afterwards “I wonder what people thought, felt, heard, or walked away with.”