Praise God, the Spirit intercedes for us when we don’t know how to pray (Rom 8:26), but the Bible also helps us know how to pray by showing us the prayers of the faithful. These include Paul’s prayers in the NT, on which Carson has a great book.
Thanks for the interaction, fellas. The last couple of years it has been my practice to charge forward through whatever text is next, trying to tailor the intro and maybe some applications Christmas or Easter. So last Christmas I preached on “The Seven Bowls of Wrath” from Revelation 16.
This year I finished Nehemiah on December 5, and the plan is to do Mark next. We have a good number of folks who will be out of Louisville over the Christmas break.
Hey guys, can I ask a question? Do those of you who carry the main preaching load at your church depart from your regularly scheduled programming to preach advent texts at Christmas? Or do you just keep right on going through whatever book you’re in at the time?
A related question: let’s say you were coming to the end of a book you’ve been preaching through in early December. If you had a good number of members traveling over the holidays, would you delay starting into a book of some length or charge right into it? Inquiring minds want to know . . .