Fancy trying out preaching at ABC?
Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Ashley Hardingham
Fancy trying out preaching at ABC? From what I hear many people would be terriﬁed at the prospect. ‘Where would I start?’ ‘Do I understand what the Bible really says?’ ‘What about my theology?’ But if it was suggested that you stood at the front and told us a story, a story from your life, the response is likely to be diﬀerent. Oh yes, there’s the overcoming of the fear of standing in front of people, but after that… well, telling a story about something that you did, it just comes and comes naturally. So much of the Bible is just that. It is in story form. And because we are able to imagine ourselves in a story, stories wonderfully open up for us a way to really grasp what God is saying to us.