Greetings my friends ! This is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us continue to praise, to worship, and to learn more about our God who loves us.
It is Sunday December 13TH 2020 – the 3RD Sunday of Advent with just 2 more Sundays remaining in 2020. I’m not preaching this morning. I get to watch my Lead Pastor preach for the first time since 4 Sundays ago. I love his preaching style. He is never boring, and I always walk away from his sermons educated, enlightened, informed, and (most importantly) – closer to God. I usually walk away with new ideas for future sermons. He gets me into the Bible to take-in more of God’s wisdom.
I love to preach, and I will never turn down an opportunity to do so. It is an honor and a privilege to share God’s Good News with my brothers and sisters of my church family, as well as anyone else who will listen to me. But an important part of my ministry is hearing, listening, and absorbing God’s Word as told by others – my Lead Pastor, my Praise & Worship Pastor, the Christ-led musicians who I feature on here every Monday, and a few select TV preachers who I enjoy watching every week.
This past Wednesday night a bunch of us gathered together at our church building to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas. We got it all done in just about an hour, and now it looks a lot like Christmas. We did a good job, but the most important part of that hour was the fellowship of our church family.
On the home front I’ve begun writing my next (untitled) sermon which will cover the second-half of John Chapter 16. It’ll be the follow-up to “Spirit & Truth” – my sermon of 2 weeks ago which covered John 16:5-15. I’d also like to simultaneously write my next Malachi sermon. (I preached on Malachi during the final Sunday of August. There’s more to reveal there.)
You see as Jesus hung on the cross the world thought it had won. The world rejoiced over what it saw. The world thought it had conquered the light. Meanwhile His disciples wept and mourned over what they saw, but Christ had revealed and promised that their grief would be short-lived. Their grief would become joy over what would soon happen.
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