Some weeks I think and read and pray and write and re-write and finally craft a sermon I feel pleased with. I preach... and no-one seems to be listening, no-one reacts, no-one comments on anything other than the weather.
This week I thought the sermon was 'light' - based on one reasonable idea but I didn't really have time to turn it anything much.
And a number of people said 'you told us what we already know, but you reminded us of what's important & it was just what I needed to hear this week, Gods word came alive' (or words to that effect).
And the lesson for this preacher today is:
“But we have this treasure in clay jars
to show that its extraordinary power
comes from God and not from us.”
(2 Cor. 4:7)