I have led small groups for years, prayed in front of my church, taught in classrooms in and out of the military, and given countless PowerPoint presentations.
But tonight I will be giving my first sermon in front of a congregation. Granted, it’s a Wednesday night instead of Sunday morning but, to me anyway, it’s a big deal.
11 pages and 3,000 words of notes, a handful of slides, and hours of prep down, now all I have to do is pray and wait until 6:00.
I know God’s got this so I shouldn’t be nervous but I have seriously thought of faking an illness of some kind just to get out of it.
OK, I was kidding about that last part (kinda) but I could use some prayer if you are so inclined.
Update: The sermon went very well. Thanks everyone for the prayers and support, both are truly appreciated.
I will update more next week but, as for now, my oldest daughter is getting married Saturday so, as you can probably imagine, we are all pretty busy.