Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sunday's sermon - Next steps

Greetings, all,
Last Sunday's sermon (December 19)was from Luke 1:67-69. Our theme for Advent has been "Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room" and our focus for this sermon was "Salvation."
Let's consider what are the "next steps" God would have us take in response to His Word.
1. What comes to your mind when you think of the words of the Christmas carol, "God and sinners reconciled?"
2. There is NOTHING wrong with being "silent" in worship (quiet, reflective, pensive); but there may be a problem with being "mute" - unable to speak of God's goodness. Can you testify of how good God has been in your life?
3. Salvation can be defined as "deliverance from trouble, release from difficulty or freedom from suffering." Where has God's actions in this way been evident in your life?
4. Salvation is also "the creation of conditions and an environment where God's people can worship without fear, an atmosphere of undisturbed, unhindered worship." Do you feel free to worship?
5. What questions/thoughts/convictions were raised in your mind after hearing this sermon or reading this passage? How is God speaking to you now.
Have a blessed Christmas, and remember that "Jesus is the reason for the season."
Pastor Kenneth Q. James
Psalm 119:33-34
"Let truth, the light of my heart, speak to me, and not my own darkness!"
Augustine, Confessions, Book XII, Chapter 11

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