Hello, fellow campaigners of the writing world!
Writing sermons is one thing as a writer I don’t want to mess up. It is almost like a one-time opportunity to put a point across, plant the right seeds with the right words to help your character arc along. I had never really had to write sermons in the past 12 years I’ve been writing and if I would’ve told my 6 and half year old self that I would be, I would’ve said that it was boring and thought it was crazy. I never have seen myself as a preacher. I, of course, have a passion for the people and love to evangelize and lead people in a right direction, but preaching is a whole different aspect. Preaching sermons takes extreme studying of the Word (which I haven’t really done until this year) and it is targeted with a theme rather than meeting people on the streets and following the Holy Spirit and His guidance on what to say.
Though both take the Holy Spirit. Preaching and evangelism… Well, any aspect of the five-fold ministry does, and in all honesty, all true believers are given the Holy Spirit for guidance, but when the sermons I write are for books, I at first don’t think to ask the Holy Spirit to guide me because it is fictional characters. But lately, I’ve been thinking about how I want whoever reads my story to have better understanding of the importance of Christianity after reading my books.
My goal is to refresh the mind, emotions, soul, and spirit with my writing. I would like my books to make people laugh and cry with the characters, relate to them, and then see themselves in the books. And to have hope for redemption in their lives.
I know this is short, but I feel this is long enough.
Have a blessed day,
A. F. Kopp