The sermon is an experimental one for me (why it is being done in my living room). The purpose of it is to dive into the genera of the text and try to focus on how to bring forth the genera (and emotion) of the text through the preaching event. More than simply restating what the passage was saying and pulling interesting facts out of it my personal goal was to help people engage with the passage using my authentic engagement with it as a model.
Passage: Psalm 88
My biggest struggle with this passage was around the issue of narrative. The psalm itself does not have a structured narrative and the chronology of it bounces around. I am a huge fan of narrative but tried to avoid having to structured a narrative in my personal interactions. Still not sure that was the best choice or if the genre necessitates that decision be made.
Please leave feedback in the comments. Would love to hear:
- what you took away from the message
- what you liked/didn’t like
- a point of constructive criticism.