Teaching full-time and then serving as an interim pastor (for almost eight out of the last nine years) means that Saturdays are usually full of family, grading, chores, and sermon preparation.
Yet, with all the extra stress, I am still thrilled at the thought of Sunday services and the privilege to preach the Word! Working through the text, rethinking old ideas, scanning for good illustrations, praying through my checklist and prayer list, these things are just joy to preacher (and they certainly are work.)
To preach to dying people, to help the hurting, to exhort the distracted, and reprove the rebellious, this is what we get to do when we preach. To publicly evangelize, to prominently proclaim the glory of God, to persuasively remind people of obligations and privileges, to prepare them for the world to come, this is what we get to do when we preach.
I pray that today every Bible preacher will remember that Sunday’s are glorious.