How I begin with the end

I recently found myself staring at a blank piece of paper and Psalm 101. This part of the sermon-writing process both excites and terrifies me. I honestly sit and stare and pray until I have a quick moment of epiphany where the text makes sense in my mind and I know how I'm going to end the thing. There have been times where I'm stuck in this phase one or two days, and there are times (thankfully) where I'm in this phase one or two minutes. Psalm 101 was one or two hours for me. This clip, which is the conclusion of my message on living with integrity, shows where I started in my preparation and how I wanted to set up the congregation to get at the real heart of the message.

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