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Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner and the threat has moved on. However I now have a moment.So I'm curious, when you preach, do you talk about what you believe in the message or keep it generic enough so all beliefs are addressed?
When I'm leading worship, I talk about the message Jesus brought, the Gospel (or good news) of God's love for us and all of the world. I speak about what that would have meant to the people listening at the time, and what it can mean for us today, including what it means to me.
I reviewed the stories of Jesus and how he revealed the love of God in his teachings and in his life and death.
I also speak about the Spirit shining through Jesus; and how that spirit can call to us in various ways bringing hope, joy, and abundance, while we work to bring about the kingdom of God on earth.
From the pulpit, I don't push my theology; I would consider that more appropriate for a discussion group were all would have a chance to speak about their beliefs. I hope that I come across as willing to listen to and respect the opinions of others.