Solomon, Paul, and Jesus — three mini-sermons

(I preached this sermon on Sunday, July 26, 2020. You can see the entire service on the church website —

When I took my first preaching class, I remember being told by the professor a few important “rules.” First, don’t worry about trying to knock it out of the park every week. Professional baseball players are considered really good when they bat .333. That means they are only getting to base 33% of the time. And hitting home runs far fewer times than that. If you make a connection through your sermon 33% of the time, you’re doing…



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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.