November 20, 2016
For the word of God is alive and active.
Sharper than any double-edged sword,
it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
2 PETER 3:13
Since the first week in September, we have been considering the message of 2 Peter as a congregation. And like the Bible promises, the nine sermons from that book this fall have penetrated deep into our hearts, teaching us, rebuking us, correcting us, training us in righteousness.
And since God’s word is living and active, we are not the same people we were in September. We have been changed. Wouldn’t you like to hear in specific ways that book has impacted us as a congregation? This Sunday we get to find out just how This coming Sunday will give us the opportunity to hear from each other, to reflect back on the various sermons, and personalize for the rest of us just how God has used His Word to make us more like Jesus.
You are the sermon this Sunday. There will be an opportunity to share in what ways 2 Peter has been impactful.
Would you do this? Ask the Lord’s help, that He would give you something to say. Just how did sermon series impact you? Perhaps start by going back to read the book once or twice again. It’s very short. Pray your way through it. When you heard the sermon preached, did you take notes? Perhaps you wrote some reflections in your bible?
Also, you could revisit the sermon series online.
You might find a sermon here that you missed, or in listening again will be prompted to share an insight.
Maybe you will reflect publicly this coming Sunday, perhaps you won’t. But the preparation you put in this week will not only help you to engage, but will enable you ready to enter in and get the maximum benefit. Be praying that the Lord will help each of us to come read to minister in the power of the Spirit.
Secondly, pray about sharing that with the rest of us. Sure it’s scary. But there is no telling how the Lord will use your words in the lives of others.