Tell us a little about yourself Julie Powell, clinical social worker and minister's wife. Mother and grandmother. What's your favourite bible passage & why? Micah 6:8, Psalm 147:3 Both of these are about why I love God because of who he is and therefore who I want to be. They are like summaries of God's relationship with humans. He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
(prepared for the Melbourne Womens’ Preaching Network Event October 2017 at Ridley College) Last time Karen Morris wrote about “What’s the Big Idea” of the sermon. http://www.fixinghereyes.org/single-post/2017/10/02/What%E2%80%99s-the-Big-Idea
Now that you’ve worked out the big idea, it is time to decide how to structure the sermon. a. Why is structure needed? Preaching professor Haddon Robinson once quipped, ‘If it is a mist in the pulpit, it’ll be a fog in the pews.’ How
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