Summary of what I was saying and why:
I’m constantly drawn to the assertiveness of Hannah, with Eli but also with God. Part of not being given a spirit of timidity is learning how to identify and ask for “those good things which we dare not, or in our blindness cannot” ask.
Theology: our relationship with God and our world
Jesus Count: low
Good News: we are called to be active assertive pursuant s of the Kingdom of God.
What did I change on my feet?
As usual, the end.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I wish I’d had the collect more firmly in my mind. I don’t know if I missed it or just omitted it, but I had Psalm 37:4 (delight in The Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart) in my mind as I was initially working on this. I wonder if I should made that connection.
What did work?
Honestly, with the CCAB meetings this week, I’m still delighted I had a sermon to preach.
Other sermons I liked:
The Rev Richardson
A fabulous tying together of the the passage, current events, and what’s going on in the community.
The Rev Condon
Destruction, Creation, and Stewardship. Also I’m a sucker for a sermon about trees.
The Rev Pankey
Living with Birthpangs
(Don’t see your sermon or a sermon you liked? Maybe I don’t know about it. Leave me a comment with a link and I’ll take a look.)