Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I AM Holy

As promised, three weeks ago I had my first opportunity to preach at The Well. Actually, now that I think about it, it was really my first opportunity to preach ever. We had been going through a series on the attributes of God called "I AM" (see posting below) and I elected to talk about God's holiness. I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. That's not to say that I didn't think I would enjoy it, just that I didn't expect to want to do it again. Ever since Ryan gave me the date that I would be speaking, I had been feeling worried and anxious. They say the number one fear is public speaking. . .I can definitely relate. It terrifies me. I felt extremely nervous all the way up to the point that Allison said my name and I walked up to the front of the room. Then something amazing happened. All my fear disappeared. I firmly believe that God was working in me. I've spoken in front of 15 people before and been absolutely unable to control my nerves. . .knees knocking, sweating profusely, the whole bit. That night at The Well there were around 130 students. Part of me expected to walk up, say something ridiculous in my nervousness, and run out of the room in shame. God is faithful!

As for the sermon, I'm happy with how it went. I obviously have a TON of things to work on. There were definitely several things I wish I hadn't said, mannerisms that needed controlling, etc. That's what I love about my job though. I'm in a great postion to learn and grow.

You can listen to my sermon here.
I would love to hear any feedback!


Amanda said...

I just listened to the podcast, and I really enjoyed it. You sounded like it just came naturally. Are you planning on speaking again?

Josh Boyd said...

Thanks Amanda! Yeah, I hope to speak again soon. Nothing scheduled, but I really enjoyed it. :)