The last time I preached for a Presbytery meeting was in 1986. The second time will be today. While the purpose, of course, is to proclaim The Word of God, it’s an exceptional opportunity to bring up Some Things I’d Like the Church to Consider – based on some of the difficult words of scripture.
There’s a lot in the Bible I don’t like or find easy to do, and I need to point out – to myself – that, whether I like it or not, God expects us consider these things and then live accordingly. The first time I preached for a whole Presbytery, I spoke about truth and Pilate’s excellent question. Today I’m preaching about what Scripture tells pastors to do. (It doesn’t involve managing building or raising money or even visiting people in the hospital, even though that’s what most pastors do.)
So, here’s my question, what would you tell your presbytery/diocese/association/district if you could? Everybody should get the mike at least once.