My Ash Wednesday Bomb [Video/Blog]


Just when you think you have everything all together, BAM you are thrown a curve ball that catches you totally of guard. I’m not sure what number sermon this is but lately I have been getting more comfortable with the idea of preaching. Although my comfort level may have increased, I totally bombed this Ash Wednesday Sermon. Some may think I’m being super critical but something was just off.

I followed my routine writing the sermon and then doing a mind map which I have done for at least the last 3 – 4 sermons I’ve preached. As I think back the only thing I didn’t do was pre-record my vocals. Normally I do this and listen to myself over and over prior to actually giving the sermon. Because of busyness of school I simply did not have time to do it. Maybe this was the key element missing.

Going in I got the normal jitters but I knew everything I was going to say and how I was going to deliver it. When it came time to speak it my words escaped me and my outline did not make any sense. Now I have to preach again in about a month so I’m not going to beat myself up too bad. One thing is for sure though, I will have to go back to the drawing board and make some adjustments. I knew how much I cared as I rode home and felt like I was Patrick Ewing missing a layup to advance the Knicks in the playoffs against the Pacers in 1995. Guess it’s back to the drawing board. Practice makes perfect.

Join Our Mailing List

Connect with us and receive articles on strengthening your Spiritual, Mental and Physical Health. Also receive our FREE eBook "Getting Closer to God"!