Rarely does this happen, but a couple of hours ago (Monday at 3:30 PM), I totally changed the direction of my sermon for this coming Sunday. And I'm quite a few hours into my prep. I start early on Monday mornings on sermon prep for the next week.
But as I was working on the sermon, I realized that I needed to talk about something as an introduction to the sermon (because of the particular passage), but as I was working on it – I realized it needed it's own "sermon" – not as an introduction to the next paragraph in Ephesians.
So I will be doing "Theological Time-out #4" this Sunday. The first three Theological Time-Outs in Ephesians dealt with election, tongues, and miracles. This one will probably be more controversial than any of those.
- Theological Time-Out #1: November 21, 2010 (you can see that HERE)
- Theological Time-Out #2: February 20, 2011 (you can see that HERE)
- Theological Time-Out #3: February 27, 2011 (you can see that HERE)
I wonder if you can figure out what the topic will be based on the next paragraph in Ephesians (6:5-9). I can't wait. Now I just have to write the sermon… I better get back to work.