Sabbath, 24 March 2018

Friday night

PRAYER TIME (7:00 – 8:00 pm)

  • Meditation on an inspiring text
  • Prayer time
  • Meeting place – Blanchardstown (Jacinta’s house)

There is also an WhatsApp group for the participants. Join now (087 742 1360) and share your prayer requests.

Sabbath morning

SABBATH SCHOOL (10:00 – 11:40 am)

MAIN WORSHIP – (11:40 – 1:00 pm)

Introduction

  • Song Service: Choristers Berlinda & Sheneece
  • Invocation: preacher, Earl R.
  • Welcome Remarks: Iphi M.
  • Opening Song

Offerings

  • Offertory Reading & Prayer: Tash B.
  • Receiving of Tithes and Offerings (SDAH #369)
  • Doxology: “Praise God” (SDAH #694)

Special features

  • Children story – Juliet 
  • Special item: group from Zimbabwe
  • Special item: group from Zimbabwe

Sermon

  • Scripture Reading: Molly – 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
  • Congregational Prayer: Latoya
  • Sermon: “Substitutionary Sacrifice”, Earl Ramharacksingh, BUC and IM treasurer

Closing

  • Closing Song
  • Benediction – preacher
  • Recessional Hymn: “We Have This Hope” (SDAH #214)

Fellowship lunch

Every second and fourth Sabbaths in a month we have a Fellowship Lunch. You are invited to bring your special dish, traditional food (preferable vegetarian), fruits and juices/water. Bring an extra portion as we always have guests. 

Sabbath afternoon program

After the fellowship lunch, at 3 pm we are inviting you back to the hall to an afternoon program with our guest speaker, Earl Ramharacksingh, BUC and IM treasurer.

Have you ever wondered what route do your tithes and offerings take after being placed in the basket?

We have the opportunity to ask that question to the best person in Irish Mission/BUC. Please come ready for a discussion on Tithing, Gift Aid and how Tithe funds are used in the Mission, ending with Q&A Session. 

INFO/ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. LORD’S SUPPER / COMMUNION 

Our main event for spiritual growth this quarter is the Lord’s Supper, an opportunity to make it right with the Lord, with our neighbor, to receive forgiveness and to grant it to those who treated us wrong. Please do your best to be there. 

2. MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERS / PROFESSION OF FAITH

Next Sabbath we will have a special ceremony – Profession of Faith, for all those who want to become members in Dublin West, who are baptized members, but who can not secure letters of transfer from their original place of membership. We are in touch with the families / individuals who expressed this desire. If you want it also and have not yet been contacted, please get in touch with the pastor or with Justina (clerk). 

3. HELPING THOSE IN NEED 

As mentioned on several occasions, on the coming Sabbath we want to show again our Christian compassion with those in need. You are invited to bring to the house of the Lord anything you can give to those in need: food, clothing, shoes, money etc. Our Dorcas will then give the stuff to our friends from Hope in the Darkness (Remember last time: http://dublinwestsda.ie/2017/11/22/greetings-from-gadara/.)

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4. MOVING OUT OF COOLMINE 

Would you pray and get worried if you were to move from your house soon? Probably so… We have to leave Coolmine Community School by the end of May. We’ve started looking for a new place. If anyone knows of a good and suitable place, we would be interested to know. Please get in touch with any of the church board members.

5. EVANGELISM – IS GENESIS HISTORY? 

Our main event for this spring (2018) is an Evangelistic effort for the secular society around us – screening the movie-documentary IS GENESIS HISTORY? We will come soon with all the details for screening it to a larger audience, as an Evangelistic project. Details on our Evangelism page in the main menu.

6. FULL REPORT FROM MISSION TRIP – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC? 

Do you want to be a missionary? A new trip will be organized next year. Be prepared (funds, passport, holiday etc.). A full report with this year’s mission trip (text, pictures and three videos) has been published on http://adventist.ie/news/ir/mission-trip-to-the-dominican-republic-2018.

7. PRAYER MEETING 

Every Friday night, at 7pm, you are welcome to join our prayer group in Blanchardstown. For one hour or so you carry along with other brothers and sisters the needs of our church, the needs of our loved ones or of the people around us so that God will make His will known and fulfilled. If you have a special need, let us know and we will pray for you. Text your prayer request to 087 742 1360.

8. FUTURE EVENTS IN DUBLIN WEST / IRISH MISSION 

  • 30 March – 1 April | 3 Mission Youth Retreat Weekend
  • 31 March – Lord’s Supper / Communion
  • 15 April – Meeting with elders and head deacons in Dublin Area to discuss the plans for a Second Building in Dublin.
  • 21 and 28 April – days for screening the “Is Genesis History?” movie-documentary.

Please check preaching plan for our church, the updated calendar for Q2/2018 is available on the Schedule tab in the menu above.

9. PASTORAL VISITS

The pastor is ready to visit you! He is available anytime of the day/week. Also on the phone or online. Feel free to contact him. pastor Christian Salcianu, 085 223 4482; christian@adventist.ie.

“My prayer is not for them [the disciples] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” (Jesus Christ in John 17:20-21)

Youth Week of Prayer 2018: Leadership and Character – People of the Bible

EDITORIAL by Maria Manderson

We are at a crossroad in our lives. We need the Lord more than ever. As we read the
stories of these biblical characters let us ask God to help us examine our own characters.
Let us come to God like Jacob did…wrestle with God until He blesses you.

Speaking of Jacob, God took him on a very interesting journey to work on his character;
to show that He can take a crooked character and make it straight. Jacob stole his
twin brother Esau’s birthright, and when Esau found out Jacob had to run away from
home. He ran away to his uncle Laban, fell in love with his daughter Rachael and had
to work seven years to get her as his wife. The morning after the wedding he discovered
that he was tricked, he had married the older sister Leah. He had to work an additional
seven years for Rachael, a total of 14 years for the two wives. He spent a total
of 20 years in Laban’s house, and during those 20 years God was able to work on his
character. He had to be molded like the clay in the potter’s hand. He had to seek God
privately for himself. (Read about this story in Genesis). Even after God makes a covenant
with us we cannot guarantee how he is going to work on our character. That’s
for God to choose, not us.

Use this week to begin the change in your life. He wants us to draw closer to Him, to be
our everything. That’s what he wants…an intimate, abiding relationship with you.
Let us put away pride, arrogance, self-sufficiency, and indifference…God resists the
proud. Does that mean He no longer loves us? No, He still loves us, but the Bible says
pride will always make God pull back from us. [Read James 4:6 and Psalm 138:6]

Lord we know that you left heaven and came down for the needy and broken hearted,
and today we come to you broken and desperate. We want to serve you. We want to
love you EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY. We want to praise you everyday. Help us
Jesus. Help us to appreciate your sacrifice.

We cannot change our lives Lord, but you can. Please help us recognize our great need
of you and praise you with our whole heart.

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim
good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free. (Luke 4:18, New
International Version)


You can download the Youth Week of Prayer Material here – 2018_YWOP

Sabbath, 24 February 2018

Friday night

PRAYER TIME (7:00 – 8:00 pm)

  • Meditation on an inspiring text
  • Prayer time
  • Meeting place – Blanchardstown (Jacinta’s house)

Sabbath morning

SABBATH SCHOOL (10:00 – 11:40 am)

MAIN WORSHIP – (11:40 – 1:00 pm)

Introduction

  • Song Service
  • Invocation: preacher
  • Welcome Remarks: Femi
  • Opening Song

Offerings

  • Offertory Reading & Prayer: Livio
  • Receiving of Tithes and Offerings (SDAH #369)
  • Doxology: “Praise God” (SDAH #694)

Special features

  • Children story – Caddy
  • Song: Kymi & Kareah

Sermon

  • Scripture Reading: Hebrews 1:10-12, Jhavaughn
  • Congregational Prayer: Axel 
  • Sermon: “Is Genesis History?” pastor Christian (linked to the afternoon program)

Closing

  • Closing Song
  • Benediction – preacher
  • Recessional Hymn: “We Have This Hope” (SDAH #214)

Sabbath afternoon

At 2:30 we are inviting you back to the hall to view the documentary movie “Is Genesis History?”, our Evangelism project for April 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tudQkA06tTM

INFO/ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. TODAY: WOMEN MINISTRY RETREAT 

Our ladies and friends will be meeting at Lucan Centre for the whole Sabbath for “Proverbs 31 Women” program. Speakers Laura Rupsaite (Reading, England) and Melanie Groening-McKenna (Dublin) will be leading in worship, presentations, and testimonies. More details at dublinwestsda.ie/wm. For questions and registration please contact our Women Ministry director, Jacinta Maryam Chege, on phone 087 742 1360 or email givethemhope@live.com.

2. TODAY: IS GENESIS HISTORY? 

As mentioned in our last bulletin, our main event for this spring (2018) is an Evangelistic effort for the secular society around us. During today’s morning sermon, pastor will introduce us to the project, while in the afternoon we will watch the movie and get a first idea and taste of it. Details on our Evangelism page in the main menu.

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3. MOVING OUT OF COOLMINE 

For the summer time we will move out of Coolmine Community School as there will be a big project for rewiring the facilities. Accordingly, probably before May 2018 we will move to another venue. We’ve started looking for a new place. If anyone knows of a good and suitable place, we would be interested to know. Please be in touch with elder Ropo and elder Ramil or with the pastor. 

4. LATEST RESOURCES ON OUR WEBSITE 

5. MISSION TRIP TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 

Our pastor along with other youth and leaders from British Union Conference will go in a mission trip to Dominican Republic (25 February – 05 March). Following the devastation brought by a series of hurricanes, the BUC Youth Department planned a Repair Project where Adventist Youth will help in reconstruction. Please have them in your prayers – details and upcoming report on facebook.com/christian.salcianu.

6. PRAYER MEETING 

Every Friday night, at 7pm, you are welcome to join our prayer group in Blanchardstown. For one hour or so you carry along with other brothers and sisters the needs of our church, the needs of our loved ones or of the people around us so that God will make His will known and fulfilled. If you have a special need, let us know and we will pray for you. Text the message to 085 223 4482.

7. EVENTS IN IRISH MISSION 

Please check preaching plan for our church, the full calendar for Q1/2018 is available on the Schedule tab in the menu above.

8. PASTORAL VISITS

The pastor is ready to visit you! He is available anytime of the day/week.
Yet, to be sure, every Thursday (morning, daytime, evening) is set aside for pastoral visits. So, if you need a visit (or want to visit the pastor at home), please talk to him. Contact: pastor Christian Salcianu, 085 223 4482; christian@adventist.ie.

“My prayer is not for them [the disciples] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” (Jesus Christ in John 17:20-21)

Reform-A-Nation (sermons)

On the 31st October, 500 years ago, the  Protestant Reformation began when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a  church door on Wittenberg Castle church, in Germany. He was protesting against  the Indulgences that were then administered by the church, which were a burden  to the common people, and he wished to promote issues of grace, repentance and  forgiveness, as taught in the Bible, instead of the practices of the  Church.

This simple act caused such a reaction from scholars and  church leaders and helped to change the way the ordinary men and women viewed  the Gospel in Germany and across Europe.   It not only transformed Christianity but politics, art, culture and  communication.

As we’ve passed the 500th anniversary of Reformation, we do have a significant opportunity as the Seventh-day Adventist church to encourage our congregations to:

  • Rediscover and share the Good News of the Gospel
  • Re-engage in deeper and more meaningful  relationships with their local communities
  • Reflect on the meaning of reformation in a  contemporary world

The list below contains the links to some 12+ sermons on different topics as reforming our values, our skills, our relationships etc. Please use them for your own reformation and then share with others.

 

  1. Reform your Finances
  2. Reform your health
  3. Reform your life
  4. Reform your mind
  5. Reform your Nation
  6. Reform your relationships
  7. Reform your skills
  8. Reform Your Child
  9. Reform your culture
  10. Reform your spirituality
  11. Reform your time
  12. Reform your values
  13. Reform Your World 06 NOV 17

Sabbath, 17 February 2018

Friday night

PRAYER TIME (7:00 – 8:00 pm)

  • Meditation on an inspiring text
  • Prayer time
  • Meeting place – Blanchardstown (Angela T’s house)

Sabbath morning

SABBATH SCHOOL (10:00 – 11:40 am)

MAIN WORSHIP – (11:40 – 1:00 pm)

Introduction

  • Song Service
  • Invocation: preacher
  • Welcome Remarks: Jethro
  • Opening Song: “Stand up, stand up for Jesus” (SDAH #618)

Offerings

  • Offertory Reading & Prayer: Ferdy
  • Receiving of Tithes and Offerings (SDAH #369)
  • Doxology: “Praise God” (SDAH #694)

Special features

  • Children story – Eilesh B.

Sermon

  • Scripture Reading: Kezaiah (1 Chronicles 12:1,8,23)
  • Congregational Prayer: Myril
  • Sermon: “The Lord’s Army” (Ropo Dare)

Closing

  • Closing Song: Onward Christian Soldiers! (SDAH #612)
  • Benediction – preacher
  • Recessional Hymn: “We Have This Hope” (SDAH #214)

Sabbath afternoon

No afternoon program

INFO/ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. WOMEN MINISTRY RETREAT – 24 FEBRUARY

Women Ministry Department of Dublin West Seventh-day Adventist Church
invites you to “Proverbs 31 Women”. Our speakers are Laura Rupsaite (Reading, England) and Melanie Groening-McKenna (Dublin), leading in worship, presentations, and testimonies. More details at dublinwestsda.ie/wm. For questions and registration please contact our Women Ministry director, Jacinta Maryam Chege, on phone 087 742 1360 or email givethemhope@live.com.

2. IS GENESIS HISTORY? – EVANGELISM

Our main event for this spring (2018) is an Evangelistic effort for the secular society around us. During a pastoral meeting we have decided to work for an alternative approach to Evangelism, and that is to screen a movie. Don’t rush, it is a documentary movie on the tough subject of Creationism vs Evolutionism. Accordingly, we searched for one of the best production available – Is Genesis History? A pre-screening will be organized soon in the church. More details at the Evangelism page in the main menu.

3. LATEST RESOURCES ON OUR WEBSITE 

4. PRAYER MEETING 

Every Friday night, at 7pm, you are welcome to join our prayer group in Blanchardstown. For one hour or so you carry along with other brothers and sisters the needs of our church, the needs of our loved ones or of the people around us so that God will make His will known and fulfilled. If you have a special need, let us know and we will pray for you. Text the message to 085 223 4482.

5. EVENTS IN IRISH MISSION 

Please check preaching plan for our church, the full calendar for Q1/2018 is available on the Schedule tab in the menu above.

6. PASTORAL VISITS

The pastor is ready to visit you! He is available anytime of the day/week.
Yet, to be sure, every Thursday (morning, daytime, evening) is set aside for pastoral visits. So, if you need a visit (or want to visit the pastor at home), please talk to him. Contact: pastor Christian Salcianu, 085 223 4482; christian@adventist.ie.

“My prayer is not for them [the disciples] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” (Jesus Christ in John 17:20-21)

Affirmation of Creation

Our world is full of evidence of thoughtful and intentional design, from the beauty we see in the brightly colored flowers and birds to the complexity of the cell and the very structure of the universe itself. Evidence of design is seen even in our capacity to appreciate the beauty, and our ability to examine the creation and thoughtfully contemplate its meaning. Inevitably, we are led to wonder how the design came about and what it means for our own existence.

This quest has led many to see a Creator God whose omnipotence is displayed in the size and power of the stars and whose omniscience is seen in the structure of living cells and the precise interaction of physical and organic features of the creation. This conclusion naturally leads one to seek for more information about the God of creation.

Study of the creation has revealed much evidence for the idea that a Divine Creator stands behind the scene. Scientists have wonderful opportunities to see the evidence of God’s creativity and to ponder His greatness. However, the creation does not speak clearly to our minds. The evidence of design is mixed with evidence of evil and violence. Organisms may appear to have imperfections that would not be expected from an all-wise Creator God. The ultimate resolution of this problem is not found in study of the creation, but is available to those who accept the Biblical revelation of God and His relationship to us and our world.

The Bible reveals the story of creation, and teaches us about the Creator God who effortlessly designed the world for His own purposes. In the space of six historical days, He prepared an environment suitable for living creatures and then filled that world with a diversity of organisms. He created humans in His own image and gave them responsibility for His creation. He gave them the gifts of cognition, language, relationships, responsibility, freedom and purpose. Here we find the explanation for the design seen in the creation – it reflects the character and purpose of the God of creation.

But what about the evil we see in the creation, which turns so many away from faith in Biblical creation? The Bible also reveals the story of evil, and how violence and death entered the perfection of creation. This story tells us something important about the character of the Creator God. It seems that God places a very high value on the kind of relationships that are possible only with beings that possess freedom of choice. The high value God places on human freedom is best understood in the light of the cross of Calvary. There we see the affirmation of the Biblical message of the special creation of humans, their rebellion and its evil results, and the depth of God’s self-sacrificing love. The cross reveals the significance of the creation story, with its elements of a six-day creative period, seventh-day Sabbath, original diversity of living organisms, and special creation of humans in a perfectly designed paradise. We would do well to contemplate daily the meaning of the cross and how it illuminates our understanding of the Creator God and His works.

A statement from the Geoscience Research Institute

Jim Gibson, Director

Read here the Chapter on Creation from SDA Believe…


Sabbath, 10 February 2018

Friday night

PRAYER TIME (7:00 – 8:00 pm)

  • Meditation on an inspiring text
  • Prayer time
  • Meeting place – Blanchardstown (Jacinta’s house)

Sabbath morning

SABBATH SCHOOL (10:00 – 11:40 am)

MAIN WORSHIP – (11:40 – 1:00 pm)

Introduction

  • Song Service
  • Invocation: preacher
  • Welcome Remarks: Jennifer
  • Opening Song

Offerings

  • Offertory Reading & Prayer: Alvin
  • Receiving of Tithes and Offerings (SDAH #369)
  • Doxology: “Praise God” (SDAH #694)

Special features

  • Song – Home Away
  • Children story
  • Song – Home Away

Sermon

  • Scripture Reading: Dorothea
  • Congregational Prayer: Christolyte D.
  • Sermon: “To Love and Be Loved”
    (Torben Bergland, TED special guest)

Closing

  • Closing Song
  • Benediction – preacher
  • Recessional Hymn: “We Have This Hope” (SDAH #214)

Sabbath afternoon

Presentation (3:00 – 4:00 pm)

“Understanding Attachment” – Torben Bergland

Music – Home Away group

Q&A session (4:00 – 4:30 pm)

Pastor Christian Salcianu and guest Torben Bergland

INFO/ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. WOMEN MINISTRY RETREAT – 24 FEBRUARY

Women Ministry Department of Dublin West Seventh-day Adventist Church
invites you to “Proverbs 31 Women”. Our speakers are Laura Rupsaite (Reading, England) and Melanie Groening-McKenna (Dublin), leading in worship, presentations, and testimonies. More details at dublinwestsda.ie/wm. For questions and registration please contact our Women Ministry director, Jacinta Maryam Chege, on phone 087 742 1360 or email givethemhope@live.com.

2. LATEST RESOURCES ON OUR WEBSITE 

3. PRAYER MEETING 

Every Friday night, at 7pm, you are welcome to join our prayer group in Blanchardstown (at sister Jacinta’s house). For one hour or so you carry along with other brothers and sisters the needs of our church, the needs of our loved ones or of the people around us so that God will make His will known and fulfilled. If you have a special need, let us know and we will pray for you. Text the message to 085 223 4482.

4. EVENTS IN IRISH MISSION 

Please check preaching plan for our church, the full calendar for Q1/2018 is available on the Schedule tab in the menu above.

5. PASTORAL VISITS

The pastor is ready to visit you! He is available anytime of the day/week.
Yet, to be sure, every Thursday (morning, daytime, evening) is set aside for pastoral visits. So, if you need a visit (or want to visit the pastor at home), please talk to him. Contact: pastor Christian Salcianu, 085 223 4482; christian@adventist.ie.

“My prayer is not for them [the disciples] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” (Jesus Christ in John 17:20-21)

Sabbath, 3 February 2018

Friday night

PRAYER TIME (7:00 – 8:00 pm)

  • Meditation on an inspiring text
  • Prayer time
  • Meeting place – Blanchardstown (Jacinta’s house)

Sabbath morning

SABBATH SCHOOL (10:00 – 11:40 am)

MAIN WORSHIP – (11:40 – 1:00 pm)

Introduction

  • Song Service
  • Invocation: preacher
  • Welcome Remarks: Thamu
  • Opening Song: SDAH #248

Offerings

  • Offertory Reading & Prayer: Femi
  • Receiving of Tithes and Offerings (SDAH #369)
  • Doxology: “Praise God” (SDAH #694)

Special features

  • Children story

Sermon

  • Scripture Reading: Sebastian M.
  • Congregational Prayer: Livio
  • Sermon: “Where is the Lamb?” pastor Greg Davis

Closing

  • Closing Song: SDAH #476
  • Benediction – preacher
  • Recessional Hymn: “We Have This Hope” (SDAH #214)

Sabbath afternoon

NO PROGRAM

INFO/ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. BELFAST YOUTH WEEKEND 

Registration for the Belfast Youth Weekend is now open! Please visit: http://www.imyd.ie/…/inde…/events/belfast-youth-weekend-2018Dates : 9-11 Feb | Venue : Belfast SDA church | Ages : 9-17 | Cost: 25 (pounds/euros) excluding travel. See you there! Pastor Curtis

2. GUEST SPEAKER NEXT SABBATH 

Next Sabbath Torben Bergland will come to visit our church. For those who do not know him, Torben is a psychotherapist, psychiatrist and medical doctor (MD), leading two departments at the Trans-European Division – Health Department and Singles Ministries Department. More info about the speaker and the program are available in a post here: Torben Bergland in Dublin WestSpecial guests – Home Away musical group.

3. JANUARY 2018 IN REVIEW 

On our website we have published a review in pictures of the previous month (January). Please take a look and see our activities. Prepare your for February 🙂 If we’ve missed any event, send us a short text about it and a good picture.

4. WOMEN MINISTRY AND DORCAS 

A new page has been added to our website for the Women Ministry Department and Dorcas. We share 10 main areas of interest, and ask that you will keep in mind the three circles of our focus: ourselves (as individuals – wives, mothers, singles), the church (as a faith-based support group), and community (the society at large).

5. PRAYER MEETING 

Every Friday night, at 7pm, you are welcome to join our prayer group in Blanchardstown (at sister Jacinta’s house). For one hour or so you carry along with other brothers and sisters the needs of our church, the needs of our loved ones or of the people around us so that God will make His will known and fulfilled. If you have a special need, let us know and we will pray for you. Text the message to 085 223 4482.

6. EVENTS IN IRISH MISSION 

Please check preaching plan for our church, the full calendar for Q1/2018 is available on the Schedule tab in the menu above.

7. PASTORAL VISITS

The pastor is ready to visit you! He is available anytime of the day/week.
Yet, to be sure, every Thursday (morning, daytime, evening) is set aside for pastoral visits. So, if you need a visit (or want to visit the pastor at home), please talk to him. Contact: pastor Christian Salcianu, 085 223 4482; christian@adventist.ie.

“My prayer is not for them [the disciples] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” (Jesus Christ in John 17:20-21)

Preparing a sermon (1)

So, you’ve been asked to present a message to the church. What now?

Three steps: Prepare. Deliver. Reflect.

And then… Prepare for the next!

That’s it.

I know, it’s just too simple to leave it like that.

Some will be frightened with the “what” to say. It seems that all is blank, a fog just came in and covered it all. You don’t know what to say. Others, especially those who know what to say, might be concerned with all the details of “how” to say it. And they are stressed with the manner, voice, gestures, length of time, appeal etc. However, let me start with another module.

Let’s begin with the “why”.

Why?

Yes: why are you preaching? If it’s just because you’ve been called to, probably to fill in the preaching roster for a congregation, then it is fair to find a better reason. (Even to quit.) This is not to say that such a reason is bad in itself. Bear with me, find a higher motivation. (Would you listen to someone just because is „his turn”?)

Try something like:

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