Note from the Editor: This weekend we’re pleased to highlight this sermon from our friend Rev. Shaun Marshall. Exploring the question of how to be prepared for key moments in your life, this sermon is drawn from I Samuel 17, about David being sent to his brothers, who were fighting in the Israelite army – and who were stalled at the prospect of facing the Philistine champion, Goliath. The fear of failure can keep us from feeling adequately prepared.
How do you know when you’re ready? How can you tell when you’re well prepared? Sometimes it even keeps us from following the call God has put on our lives. But God has not changed his promise: you may be in process.
A pastor, consultant and coach, Rev. Marshall is passionate about helping leaders move vision forward. He is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Navigate Consulting and Publishing, and serves as National Director of Congregational Vitality for the Evangelical Covenant Church. In this role, Shaun strengthens churches by providing the leadership, resources and support needed for healthy missional change.