Sermon number two – tomorrow

Tomorrow I will be “delivering” “giving” “preaching” (however you wish to say it) my second sermon at about 11am my time (2am Seattle time). I am relaxed about it. The topic is “building community”, and more specifically building a safe fellowship. I have brought together five focus areas, all of which I got from “The Purpose Driven Life” day nineteen. The focus areas are:

    1. Honesty
    2. Humility
    3. Respect
    4. Confidentiality (privacy/not gossiping)
    5. and frequency (commitment)

I’m just asking for a bit of prayer, that I can speak slowly enough and clearly enough that it is translated nicely, and that God’s wisdom is heard. I have included a lot of scripture reference, but the base scripture is:

“We have come to understand and experience love because Christ sacrificed his life for us. This is why we ought to live sacrificially for our fellow believers, and not just be out for ourselves.” – 1 John 3:16