I am preaching my second sermon at St Paul’s tomorrow, the first at ‘main site’. It is an interesting series, on the ‘Sola’ slogans of the Reformation. Tomorrow’s topic is ‘Sola Scriptura’.
It has reminded me how difficult it is to preach topically/ theologically. I remember hearing Don Carson say once that you shouldn’t attempt to preach such until you’ve been at the task of preaching for more than 10 years. I have seen afresh waht he means!
This sermon has been a delicate balance of communicating the Doctrine of Revelation, exegeting 2 Tim 2:15-17, correcting the error of Roman Catholicism, and applying ‘Bible Alone’ to contemporary Christian. And at 8am, I only have a tight 20 minutes! No wonder I have a headache tonight.
Anyway, we’ll see how we go!