Friday, April 3, 2009

Are we actually listening to God's Word?

There is the story of the pastor who came to his new church and preaches a great sermon. They love it and love his message. Then the next week he preached the same sermon. The congregation says, "Well, maybe he is still getting used to us." The following 3 weeks, he once again preaches the same sermon. The elders of the church were getting complaints left and right and they met with the pastor and said, "Why are you preaching the same sermon? Everyone is getting upset!" The pastor replied, "Once all of you starting listening to that sermon, I will move on to the next!"

How much do we all need to take a step back and actually listen to God's Word first? Many times we expect fireworks, excitement, and something filling (usually outside of God's Word). May we listen to God and allow His Words be our source of daily living. Especially as we come upon Holy Week!

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