October 21, 2017

Sermon: “Where is Jesus?” A Baptist Church 8/03/08

Preached this morning at a Baptist Church. During the scripture reading time earlier in the service, I read several sections of Ephesians 1-4, so don’t mark me down too hard for not reading those verses during the sermon.

Full house today, maybe 170. Very cool. I was surprised how exhausted I was. I haven’t really “preached” in almost 3 months with the exceptions of the Cornerstone seminars where Jason Blair failed to get saved.

Comments

  1. Micheal,
    It was good to hear you preach. You articulated your latest series in a great Birdseye view.
    But. There had to be a but huh?! Why would you follow the “invitation” formula? Was there 20 verses of just as I am?
    Don’t get me wrong. I love your writing and wait for every post. Just surprised that a explorer on the wilderness would follow the path.

    Love ya,
    Dan

  2. Dan:

    He was a guest behind the pulpit. I don’t think it would have been very polite to come in and change some long-standing traditions when one is an invited guest.

  3. Lol, Yep were strong on “tradition” around here!

    Dan

    Just chuckled that’s all.

  4. Dan,

    1) I was a guest. It wasn’t my choice.

    2) I honor the tradition of the public invitation, but I am careful to make it completely ethical. There is nothing wrong with a public declaration of faith or a public declaration of desire to join a church.

    3) No pleading. 2 Verses.

    MS