Aug 10, 2011

That's a Lot of Sermons

David Buttrick, writing nearly twenty years ago (The Mystery and the Passion, 1992) noted that by a conservative estimate there had been at least three billion sermons preached since the time of Christ. Now, I am not sure how Buttrick arrived at that number and I am not sure how many sermons have been added to that number since 1992, but I am pretty sure of two things. First, it is unlikely that the next sermon that we preach will be the best sermon ever. And second and conversely, the numbers are on our side that the next sermon we preach won't be the worst sermon ever. So be faithful and just preach the Word.

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