I have said before that I pastor a church in Knoxville, Iowa, so I decided to start uploading my sermons on this site. As some of you will see, there are times when I hesitate when I am speaking (although I try to cover it up pretty well). The reason, sometimes, that I hesitate is that I am seeking the correct words for the situation. I have given serious thought to creating a series of "bingo" cards for my church; there are certain phrases I use quite often now, such as "what is the best to say this..." or "probably the best way to say it is...". The truth is that these are just ways for me to remember what I was going to say. So, I hope that you enjoy the sermons.
Tomorrow I will preach the funeral for a dear friend of mine. He was the definition of a selfless person. I truly appreciated all that he did, but, when I was meeting with the family on Wednesday a memory came to me suddenly and I was suddenly overcome with emotion. Let me back up a little bit: After my stroke in December, 2008 my license was revoked for obvious reasons and it took me some time and practice before I was able to drive again. I finally got my license back in February, 2009. But, shortly after I got my license back the reality of the severity of my stroke became evident: my stroke had seriously impacted the PONS area of my brain stem, and therefore, a lot of my nerves were negatively impacted. One of the nerves that was damaged was the nerve that controls my eye movements; my left eye would would twitch, at times almost uncontrollably, and that made it really difficult to drive, particularly at night. That brings me to the memory that left me so emotional. Fast forwar
Thank you for sharing your sermons. I listened to your first of the "Getting Back to Basics" and plan to listen to more.ReplyDelete
Thank you for listing; I pray that the sermons are a blessing to you. JimReplyDelete