Speak Up!

Should I or shouldn’t I introduce myself?

I was at a restaurant for Monday lunch and a couple at the next table looked like people who had been in church the day before, but I wasn’t sure.

Used to be that I’d say to myself, “No, I’m probably wrong.” But over the years, I’ve learned to give the Holy Spirit more of a chance regarding such matters.

So, I got up, walked over, and asked, “Did I happen to see you in church yesterday?”

“Why, yes,” they responded.

I told them my name and how good it was to have them there, and they shared what they were looking for church-wise. I answered some questions. It was a great exchange. Over the weeks it’s going to be interesting to see if they attend regularly.

If you find yourself in a similar situation, I say, “Go for it!” At least give the Lord a chance to use you to speak a good word on behalf of His church.

I continue to feel very grateful and am humbled by the many positive comments about my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is now available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

This book gives some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what you’ve said from the pulpit when they come to worship services in the church where you serve as pastor.


Please click here to visit David Mains’ Sermon-Coach.com website.

You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.




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