It was a powerful effect on the soul as we wept and worshiped together. He was an imposing figure, and without preamble he suddenly shouted, "The way to up is down! Then with even more drama and volume he said, "And the way to down is up. Even to a young, disinterested boy, his message got across. It's a lesson I still struggle to learn. While vacationing in Pennsylvania, I heard a Father's Day sermon from 3 John 4-"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Since my wife and I were two months away from the birth of our third child, the Lord used that text to remind me that above everything else I want for my children, I must pray and desire that they "walk in the truth. That same combination provides a trustworthy guide for my ministry today.
I can't retrieve the most powerful sermon. Most sermons are long forgotten, but the preachers are remembered.
My pastor during elementary school I can barely visualize in the pulpit, but I clearly remember conversations with him in the church halls. In high school, I don't recall a single sermon, but I vividly remember my pastor listening, laughing, and caring for me over lunch at Howard Johnson's.
Since then I've been in college, seminary, on a church staff, and at numerous conferences-and I've taken reams of notes, but the pattern continues. Two years ago, I heard one of the great elder statesmen of the kingdom. My notes could provide his point-by-point outline, but all my memory retains is the rich recollection of standing in line with him for breakfast, listening to him tell of rising early to study, pray, and walk along the waterfront.
It makes me wonder what people will remember from my carefully prepared sermons. Probably not too much.
But my life-my faithfulness to our Father, the Word, my family, and to each member of the congregation-may be my most powerful sermon. May God use both. Click here for reprint information on Leadership Journal. Already a subscriber? Pentecostalism and its beliefs represent the fastest-growing segment of worldwide evangelical Christianity today. Our free sermons and Bible studies cover some of the major biblical topics in Pentecostal doctrine and theology — themes such as Holy Spirit power, spiritual gifts, divine healing, prophecy, speaking in tongues, and the baptism with the Holy Spirit.
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