Wow, it has been a bit of time since I have last posted on here, and a lot has gone on in my life. However, I think the most important thing to mention is that I preached my first Sermon, and have written my second which I will be preaching on Father’s Day, tomorrow.
Now, I have prepared two sermons now, the first one, which I have already preached was on James 2:14-26, Faith without works is dead. And the second, which I will be preaching tomorrow, is on Exodus 20:7, the Third Commandment, You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
And, there is one thing that has really struck me, something that is obvious in hindsight, but hit me like a ton of bricks….while preparing the sermons, I have been so convicted and so challenged on a personal level by God and His Word, it terrified me. I was never expecting such a feeling of conviction to come over me like that, but, now that I feel it, I embrace it and I praise God for it. As I have taught the youth at my church, we learn from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 that in any and all circumstances, we need to rejoice, pray, and give thanks. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thess. 5:16-18, ESV).
So, to that end, I am going to enjoy this process because I know that as I preach more, I prepare more, and I will be convicted more, so I will grow more. Thank you Jesus, thank you!
Soli Deo Gloria