The Desires of our Heart


First Baptist Church of Watkins Glen

Jeff Miller

8/16/20

The Desires of our heart

Intro/Central Truth: Good morning. You know, one of the things about being a pastor is that you have a whole Bible to preach from. You can never run out of sermons, but I’ve heard it said many times that pastors often get to a point where they’ve run out of ideas and don’t know what to preach next. Sometimes it’s week by week, they struggle with coming up with a sermon topic. That’s one of the nice things about a series, you’ve got something to keep you on track for a while.

And this past Friday, I sat at my computer thinking, “I don’t have anything. I literally don’t have anything in mind to share.” No inspiration, no sudden jog of the memory of something I said I’d like to preach on someday…nothing.

I was reminded of when my dad preached last…

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  1. Jeff, we can relate with “pastor dads” lol… and I enjoyed reading through your sermon. I was curious about your opening introductory comments. When you referenced “not having anything to say” … how do you square that thinking with 2 Timothy 3:16-17? Also, how familiar are you with expository preaching? I ask because I am currently in a class (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) about the subject. My understanding of expository preaching is that “we do not think of something to say and use the scriptures to reinforce it, but we use the scriptures to determine what we must say from them and accurate to them.” I would be interested to hear your perspective.

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