The pastor, using a form of expository preaching, read a chapter in Second Peter for his sermon text. He gave some historical background, took a few rabbit tails, and used one illustration. After the sermon he revealed he never prepares a sermon per se. Rather, he lets the Spirit move him each Sunday, “Oh, I study all the time, but I let the Spirit guide the sermon. I never know what I’ll be preaching.” I understand relying on the Spirit and Jesus did say, “But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you” (Matt 10:19-20 NIV). However, I keep having this image of the Spirit always being blamed for a preacher’s lack of preparation.