I am thankful that I was able to preach an entire sermon in Portuguese this past Sunday. I not only prepared the message in Portuguese but I also prepared slides so that people could follow the message easier.
The message was written in manuscript form and was on Hebrews 2:1-4 with the title A Great Salvation. There were three points to the passage, A Great Savior, A Great Message, and The Great Messengers.
There are many different errors that I can remember in my sermon. Of the problems that I identified there were none that are not correctable. I am so thankful for the gracious people who listened to my sermon and gave me many compliments after in spite of the miss prounced words, poorly contrasted slides, and poor reading skills.
I am so thankful that despite all of the errors this still represented great progress in my Portuguese language abilities. I am also thankful for all of the kind words of encouragement from not only the members of the church but also from the visitors who came not expecting an American to be preaching. Most of all I am thankful that the LORD will continue to do his work through his word even with the poor delivery from this messenger.