I always end up preaching to myself, and sometimes it is something that someone else needs to hear, too. So before we get to work on the sermon: on the off chance you might have a little too much on your to-do list, hear this:
“Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10
And look at this:
OK, here we go. Revised Common Lectionary preachers, you get another helping of Jesus’ baptism and the calling of the first disciples, some more Isaiah, and the beginning of a 1 Corinthians series. There is a RevGalBlogPals post about that. Narrative Lectionary friends get Jesus’ first sermon, and we also have a discussion post for that. Non lectionary folks, please let us know what you’re doing; the more ideas, the better!
Children’s moments, prayer thoughts, and other plans are also welcome here. U.S. preachers will want to remember the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this weekend, as well as the upcoming inauguration.
And when you get overwhelmed, go back to the top of the post.
Monica Thompson Smith is a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister, serving as stated supply pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Luling, TX. She is a contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit.
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