It is one of the unwritten rules of a Sunday Church Service. At some point a preacher will stand up to preach a sermon. At this point things get flexible, the person preaching could be male, female, dog collared, cat collared, but either way there is normally a preacher giving a sermon in church during a Sunday Service.
This preacher faces a number of dangers, every time a sermon is preached:
- Someone in the congregation seeing if your phone is on silent.
- That glass of water on the floor. Watch your feet.
- Wearing the wrong thing will create offence to someone. Don’t wear a shirt and tie… There will be complaints… Wear a shirt and tie, the people not used to you in a tie might giggle at you…
- That guy standing at the back, subtly doing the “your fly is low” action.
- The edge of the stage.
- The potential for complications with technology (e.g. microphone, powerpoint).
- Notes jumping on to the floor of their own according and scattering.
- Realising you’ve forgotten a page of your sermon notes.
- The gentle cough you had this morning, returning with a vengeance, at a crucial moment.
- A slip of the tongue…
Any others that should be mentioned?