I consider it such an incredible privilege to open up God’s Word and proclaim the life changing grace of God. It never fails that every sermon is aimed at my very heart as well. On Father’s Day, I had the wonderful opportunity to open up Mark 8:1-13 where Jesus feeds the 4,000. I believe we see there that it’s not so much what we bring to the table as much as it is who we bring it to. My heart needs to be regularly reminded of the goodness, faithfulness and provision of God, especially in trying times. Perhaps yours does as well.
When it comes to Christmas, we often picture the shepherds worshipping and celebrating the newborn baby Jesus. Luke presents a couple other people that were celebrating the birth of the baby, now 8 days old, as well. Their celebration is a reflection of a faithful, promise keeping God. His promise continues to hold true today and is our great hope heading into 2017.
Sunday I had the opportunity to preach a sermon from a passage God used in my life over the summer. May the truth of Psalm 92 encourage you.