I find it interesting when I look forward to preaching favorite texts, that once I get there -- I feel more inadequate to the task than I normally do. This week, I am praying more than usual to let the text tell the story -- and not get in the way.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Preaching a Favorite Text
This week in my preaching, I come to Luke 4 -- and one of my favorite passages. It is the story of Jesus returning to Nazareth and the synagogue of His youth. He reads from the prophet Isaiah (ch. 61), and uses that passage to define His ministry.