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The Joy of the Word by Raymond A. Foss

Sharing, bringing forth
the joy of the Word
the living waters of God
through the mechanics, the process,
the ways for the sermons to come into life
The writing process, the research, the sweat
all of that yes, to a point
But there is joy in the letting go
in the opening up, in the giving over to God
listening, letting the Spirit speak
from deep within us
to turn our minds, our hearts, our spirits
to the living, indwelling Spirit of God
to let the scripture come
to let the words flow as they will
onto the written page
letting inspiration join perspiration
finding, retaining the joy of the Word
coming alive, so we may speak
the message waiting to be proclaimed

April 18, 2009
Isaiah 6:1-8
John 3:1-17
Romans 8:12-17
Advanced Lay Speaker class
sermon writing process
inspiration and perspiration
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