A few weeks ago I was talking with a friend about identifying his favorite book. Obviously this friend enjoys reading. It was easy to see from his expression that the question was very difficult because he loved reading so trying to determine a favorite book was no easy chore. His response was “trying to identify my favorite book is like trying to choose your favorite kid.” I have that same frustration when I try to determine my favorite sermon series.
My favorite sermon series is always the current series. I guess part of the prep work has a process of tying you close to the author, the people and the circumstances of their day that everything about the current day is filtered through that lens. I do however like to determine Gods overall message to New Life as I work through a particular passage of scripture.
As we conclude the Seven Churches Series I have often considered if we were to get a letter from Jesus what would He say? What specific message would Jesus give to our church? I wonder if He would maintain His outline and include a description of Himself, words of comfort, criticism, course correction, and conclude the content with a picture of our great reward? The thought of a personal letter from Jesus is both terrifying and exhilarating. To have Jesus speak to our little church with His authoritative voice is amazing!
Here are a few things I’m almost certain Jesus would include in His letter to New Life:
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