Summary of what I was saying and why:
Healing miracles are always challenging for me. How do I preach the truth of miracles (which I believe) without forgetting that too many of us are not healed?
Do you want to be made well? Sometimes the answer isn’t yes; sometimes yes is a hard answer to get to.
Theology: anthropology (about humans)
Jesus Count: low
Good News: fear is part of who we are
What did I change on my feet?
A lot. This was pretty loosely sketched out, so I tweaked a lot as I went.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I wanted to avoid a “faith will solve fear” exit but that was hard to resist. As a result, I don’t think I made it clear enough that Jesus loves us in our fear.
What did work?
I liked the challenge of staying with the concept of “we choose which fear we live with.”
Other sermons I liked:
Priest Linman preached on Lydia’s invitation. Click through to read the post about the Church giving up being welcoming, if nothing else.
Bishop Rickel invites us to drive into the river and turn left.
Priest Lightcap addresses the question of leadership. Women’s and everyone’s who can lead.
(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.)