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Sermon Recap for June 21

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)

Morning Outline:

Witness to the Light

John 1:6-8

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

II. Conceptually

     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

III. Practically

     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?

Evening Outline:

Memories Joshua 4 June 21 PM

Joshua 4

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?

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