The value of discarding the sermon

This morning a wonderful thing happened: at the end of the second reading from 1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 7:29-31
A reading from the first letter of Paul to the people of the city of Corinth

Brothers: our time is growing short. Those who have wives should live as though they had none, and those who mourn should live as though they had nothing to mourn for; those who are enjoying life should live as though there were nothing to laugh about; those whose life is buying things should live as though they had nothing of their own; and those who have to deal with the world should not become engrossed in it. I say this because the world as we know it is passing away.

This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

…and Jim stopped and said “what does that mean – especially ‘Those who have wives should live as though they had none’ ?”

and so I put aside everything I had prepared to speak on the Gospel. At this point the Holy Spirit takes over and you preach from the heart. I think the result was reflected in that reliance on God.

Listen to that here: http://chirb.it/nKgFzP (17 mins long – sorry about that)

Jesus is coming – look busy!