Aug 28, 2020 • 35M

Quoting in sermons, living for sand, and Elijah’s ministerial disappointment.

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Bradley Gray
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In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I reflect on some developments I have made in my sermon writing process, specifically as it regards to including quotes in my sermons. I also chew on Ecclesiastes 1 and the fallacy of living for sand, as well as the lesson on ministerial disappointment we can learn from the life of Elijah.


If I Can Just Understand the Arrival Fallacy, I’ll Be Happy,” David Zahl

Stonington Baptist Church sermons

A Commentary on Ecclesiastes, Charles Bridges

Rediscovering Eden: The Gospel According to Ecclesiastes, Zack Eswine

Living Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes Teaches Us to Live in Light of the End, David Gibson

The Books of Esther, Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, Alexander Maclaren

Joy at the End of the Tether: The Inscrutable Wisdom of Ecclesiastes, Douglas Wilson

Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


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Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

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