Today was my 436th sermon. Here are some random stats:
Time in the pulpit: 15 years (including seminary).
City most sermons preached in: Fort Worth/Haltom City
Air Force base most sermons preached: Wright-Patterson Chapel 1
Longest Sermon: 40 minutes at the Inspirational Gospel Service at Barksdale AFB (and they thought that was short!).
Shortest Sermon: 4 minutes at Wright-Patterson AFB’s Good Friday “Seven Last Words of Christ.”
Pulpit shortest distance from seminary: Sharp, TX (a rural 19th century church building whose electricity was only a couple of electric light bulbs).
Pulpit greatest distance from seminary: Camp Justice Chapel overseas (deployed).
Old Testament sermons (120) v. New Testament Sermons (316)
Book of the Bible I’ve preached the most from: Matthew.
The New Testament writer who has had the most influence: Luke (writing both Luke and Acts).
The Old Testament figure that I have preached the most sermons about – David, both in his stories and with his writings in the Psalms.
Most common stories that have generated multiple sermons: Jesus’ birth, Jesus’ baptism, the Transfiguration, and Jesus’ resurrection.
Most unusual garb preaching: Roman Centurion uniform
Most unusual format: I played the prosecutor, defender, and judge in a sermon using different colored baseball caps to show which character I was.
Largest attendance: 300 at Chapel 2 at Randolph AFB.
Lowest attendance: 12 on a snow day at WPAFB.
My hope: That I’ll get a chance to preach 436 more.
Until next time,