Recently, a friend and fellow blogger asked the question, “Is nothing sacred?”
I’ll give you a moment to check out the link…
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According to this post, the answer was an emphatic no. I would have to agree.
Coincidentally, I was at church this past weekend, when I had my own “Is nothing sacred?” moment. I was sitting in my seat, when I noticed our pastor rolled out a flip chart. Given my fondness for flip charts, I was intrigued. He proceeded to talk – as he started to set up the lesson, he said these three words:
“Context before content.”
Rather than jumping right into the Scripture passage he was referencing, he took a moment to give the congregation the backstory. It set up his sermon in a way that prepared the congregation to absorb and understand the passage and his points.
As an attendee, I appreciated the…
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