Well, I seem to have fairly severe laryngitis. I didn’t stop for that though. In ten years of pastoring, I’ve never been too sick to preach. I may have been too sick to preach well, but that’s another story.
Morning Sermon: “Witnesses to the Light” John 1:6-8 (audio)
Evening Sermon: “Gather Reminders” Joshua 4 (audio)
Witness to the Light
I. Text and setting
A. John was a witness to the Light
B. He was not the light
C. People hoped so much for a savior that they were willing to settle for John
D. It fell on John to be clear about his limitations
A. We are the Light of the World because of Jesus (Matthew 5:14)
B. Witnesses describe what they know
C. But are judged on credibility by their character
D. There is only one light
A. Know the Light: be one of Christ's
B. Be credible: let your character match your Savior.
C. Then it's time for the trials.
After all, that's where witnesses function, isn't it? Where they must be truthful?
Memories Joshua 4 June 21 PM
1. Gather reminders
2. Prepare to teach children that did not see
God does not always "repeat" what He does, and instead we must tell rather than them seeing
3. Hold the Ark, stay in obedience and remember
Drive people to ask questions; then answer them!
What do you do that specifically remembers the acts of God in your life?