- I'm basically an expository preacher. My usual pattern is to ask people to open their Bibles to the selected passage, introduce with an illustration, read the text, teach upon it, and then conclude with a prayer and an altar call.
- I rotate between Gospels, Acts/Epistles, and Old Testament in my passage selection. I might move to Lectionary preaching someday, but right now I only do it for high holy days.
- I preach from the selected text, but I also weave in other texts. These seem to pop up frequently: Micah 6:6-8, 1 John 2:7-11, and Luke 11:37-44.
- I have managed to move Holy Communion from a free-standing element in the liturgy to now follow the sermon. I think that I will make the last lines of my Communion Sunday sermons the opening words to Word and Table II. This is still in the experimental stage, though.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
I've now preached weekly for six months as a student local pastor, giving me a lot to learn about the proclamation of the Word of God.