Seeing and Abiding

The words “sermon” and “preaching” kind of scare me. But, last night I had the opportunity to contribute to the sermon series we’ve been running through this summer in College Park. We’ve been in 1 John all summer and I got to preach 2:28-3:10. When I found out that I would be preaching this text I became very excited because its about my favorite thing ever: seeing Jesus.

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2)

As I began reading the text, praying, researching, and reflecting God began to show me pieces of himself which I had never come to consider before. The past two blog entries have actually resulted from my preparation for this sermon. I’ve been sitting on this and praying through it all summer and I finally got to preach last night.

After preaching, I was able to talk with several people who told me that the words I spoke connected directly with where they were or even with something they were praying about that morning. How humbling it is to serve the most high God! I am so thankful to God for the way he moves in the hearts of people. He is faithful. I’m so thankful for how in a moment he changes eternity. I’m thankful for the hearts that were set upon him last night.

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