It felt good to me to be back in the pulpit last Sunday. I’m still in recovery and will continue to heal and get stronger. Thanks so much for the love, support, and encouragement given to me; the emails, the texts, and the spoken words were quite overwhelming. I’ve got a ways to go to be restored.
Coming from the sermon, remember you can do better spiritually in the lives of people around you. You can center on Scripture and live it out. You can enact it and watch it come to pass.
This Sunday, we continue to look at the elephant in the room. We’re going to look at John the Baptist all grown up and preaching. John was the living proof of his parents’ faithfulness. His message was to “repent.” “Repent” means to turn from sin & self and turn towards God in your thinking and actions. It’s an about-face turnaround. You were walking in the way of the world and you about-face and walk God’s way. There are so many things to repent of and turn towards God. Bottom line: we’ve got a long way to go before we look like Jesus. We’ll focus on these things this weekend.
As ever, I can’t wait to worship with you this weekend. We lift the name of Jesus high. He said, “When I am lifted up, I will draw all men unto me.” What a great truth...and that’s what we do.