One afternoon, while running errands, my husband and I saw this peculiar looking goose/duck. Apparently it lives with a group of other water fowl, primarily ducks, along a waterway that runs through town. The bird is an attention catcher.
Our readings this week grabbed my attention. First I have wondered about the democratic sounding text from Acts - the methodical manner in which the disciples choose the one who was to replace Judas. No one was grumbling about the terrible thing Judas did, just a simple - "Judas turned aside to go to his own place..." and so a replacement was needed. I'm finishing a sermon series this week, but if I were preaching on the text it is unlikely I'd choose this portion of Acts.
I might, however, preach on 1 John, and what it means to "have life." Or the Gospel and what it means to "be known." Life and being known, as God gives life, and God knows.
So, what has grabbed your attention? What is stirring in your thoughts as you prepare to preach? Do you have a good idea that excites you? Or are you struggling to break open the word this week?
Where ever you are in the sermon-writing process, we are here, paying attention, and offering any support we can. I have some delicious fresh cherries, a couple of papaya, and some fresh brewed espresso. (Or coffee or tea, your pick).
Pull up a chair, what can I get for you?