Someone once said that preaching is like learning to play the violin in public. You’re gonna make quite a few mistakes and everyone is listening. I have found this to be pretty true in my own ministry. Sometimes I think my spiritual gift is creating mass-awkward moments.
So by popular demand, here is the video that I showed a couple of weeks ago in church illustrating that truth.
For those of you who I haven’t told about this story, this is from a few years ago. I was preaching on Jesus’ triumphal entry, and has miscommunicated with my administrative assistant. I had intended to give her two cues. One to go get the donkey out of the church parking lot, and the second to send it down the aisle.
She only heard me tell her of one cue.
And as you can see, she’s good at taking instructions.
So while I’m talking about Noah and the flood, Jesus rides in on the donkey. A few thousand years too early.
For all my preacher buddies out there. Am I alone here? Any other embarrassing preacher stories you want to weigh in with here?