Just to let you know I used the riskier sermon outline. Fewer notes and more room for stories. It seemed to be ther right choice. But one can never be sure. I am always surprised (and humbled) when people come up to me years after I have said something which has had a big impact on them. The worrying thing is that I am unlikely to hear about the people I have put off.
That really is faith. Keeping going even when we don’t get feedback.