This morning I returned back home where I belong to Living Waters Full Gospel Church. I was honored to lead my church family in worship to our Lord. I preached my 26TH sermon in the 34 months that I’ve been preaching regularly. I love to share with my church family what God has placed upon my heart. I love to serve God and His children by proclaiming and teaching His Word to as many brothers and sisters who wish to hear me.
My sermon today – “Josiah & Judah” – was all about the 31-year reign of King Josiah of the Southern Kingdom of Judah during the 7TH Century B.C. I bookended my sermon with the theme of Types & Shadows. I identified the 5 witnesses to Jesus Christ from the Gospel of John Chapter 5. I then detailed Josiah’s godly reign over the land. I concluded with identifying how Josiah was a type of Jesus some 650 years before the coming of the Messiah.
Never before had there been a king like Josiah – who turned to the LORD with all his heart and soul and strength – obeying all the laws of Moses. And there has never been a king like him since. (2 Kings 23:25)
Here’s how I concluded my sermon – word-for-word:
… Well Josiah is a type of Jesus. He was godly from his youth. Like Jesus. He had the heart to seek first the Kingdom of God. Like Jesus. He purged the land and cleansed the temple twice. Like Jesus. He traveled all over the land proclaiming the power of God. Like Jesus. He built the house of God, and He revealed the Word of God. Like Jesus. He brought the people into the covenant with God. Like Jesus. He prepared a great Passover. Like Jesus. He died an untimely death. Like Jesus.
He was the last good King. Until the next great King – the greatest King that ever lived – the greatest King that still lives today – the most powerful King of them all – the King of Kings – our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ – who sits in the place of honor at the right hand of God ! AMEN !
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