I only miss a few Sundays per year with my church family (whenever I’m on vacation), and last Sunday was one of those Sundays. But this Sunday I was back, and it was great to be back home again where I belong with my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our Lead Pastor Bob continued his “Journey To The Cross” sermon series with a frank talk on death, and picking-up your cross to follow Christ who died for us on the cross. He died a bloody death, and He was buried in the tomb. But the story didn’t end there. He rose again to give us life.
If you refuse to take up your cross and follow Me – you are not worthy of being Mine. If you cling to your life – you will lose it, but if you give up your life for Me – you will find it. (Matthew 10:38-39 NLT)
Love God more than anyone and anything. Follow Him regardless of the world around you. Get closer to Him in peace and quiet.
Saturday is usually a day of rest for me. Yesterday I enjoyed a full day of rest. With the grace of God I accomplished what I set out to do – I finished writing my half-written sermon that I started over a month ago. It’ll be my next sermon – my first of 2019 – that I preach to my church family titled “Present & Future”, and it’s based on James 4:13-17 and a portion of James 5. Once I get the word that I’m preaching on a Sunday morning I’ll begin enhancing and finalizing it. In the meantime it’s on to my next sermon.
Where shall I start Lord ? Lead me. Show me the way. I will follow You.
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