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.

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.       


Jeff said...

I am confident you will do a great job with the lesson. I appreciate you allowing yourself to be a voice for God's word.

Beverly Ross said...

Today was awesome and amazing! Praise the Lord! Thank you for allowing Him to use you in such a powerful way! I am LOVING this Luke study!