Just some thoughts:
KEEP IT SHORT
A young preacher showed up one Sunday to give his first sermon. Came time for services to start and only one person had shown up sitting in the pew on the second row. “What do you think I should do?” asked the Rev.
“Don’t rightly know” was the old farmers response. “I’m just an old farmer but if I went out in the field and found only one cow, I would feed it.” So, the young preacher climbed in the pulpit and went at it. He delivered a fiery sermon and it went on and on and on. And on.
When he finished stepping out of the pulpit he asked the old farmer, “What did you think?” Old farmer’s response, “Don’t right know, but if I went out in my field and found only one cow: I sure wouldn’t feed him the whole load.”
(Favorite story President Reagan often told in his speech giving days.)
June 1, 2020