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WHAT IS Memoirs of a Preacher?

This blog, Memoirs of a Preacher, is not just a journal of my journey and experience after being a full time church worker.

This blog is a reminder that 'preachers' like us are also human and have our own flaws. We are not perfect and we are not superman. We may try to do things out of the ordinary but that is just because of our passion for the work.

Every preacher, just like any other human being in this planet, has his own issue in life. To sum up everything, you and me and all those who serve in the work of the Lord, we are all sinners and we "fall short of the glory of God".

Praise God because we are saved by grace, not of works lest anyone should boast. I cannot boast of myself, and I think no body can.

STILL

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

First Time

9 November 2008

It’s my first Sunday that I attended church and I’m not the preacher anymore. It feels good though…no pressure and no hassle. I can just sit down with my family and, this time, just sit and listen instead of doing the talking all the time. Although I have to admit that it will take time for me to get used to this. I feel a little bit uneasy just sitting down and not doing anything. As I listen to the new preacher I still imagine myself standing up in that stage. I also noticed they placed back the old big pulpit which I asked to be taken away when I was the preacher. I never wanted to be hidden behind a big pulpit because I feel like I am behind a force field where no one can touch me. Although it helps to take away the nervousness but I wanted to be vulnerable every time I preach…I wanted people to connect to me when I speak…I want them to see my nervousness and the honesty of my feelings through my gestures and posture. Well, there’s always a first time.

2 comments:

popoy saboy said...

aldous! thanks for linking my blogsite to yours. leaving the pulpit to once again find yourself in a pew can be a liberating experience. at the same time, it also gives you that wistful feeling as you have described. i don't know if i will ever place membership with any local church, but right now i just want to visit churches, listen to their preachers, chat with their members, and try to appreciate their distinctive ways of serving God. Cheerio...

AJE said...

Thanks bro for taking the time to read. Please keep on coming back. I'll be posting more soon. Pls share also with others. Thanks