Friday, June 06, 2008

Practice What I Preach

Here is a paragraph of one of my recent sermons based on the Matthew 6:24-34 passage:

I guess it really is obvious, isn’t it? Jesus knew exactly what he was talking about… he always does. There are still going to be natural disasters and unmet bills and new gray hairs when we look in the mirror. We are going to have fears and uncertainties and anxiety. But we don’t have to allow worry to zap our energy or stunt our growth or rob our creativity and passion. We don’t have to take our worry more seriously than we take the promise of the Gospel. On his deathbed John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, said these words which have given me comfort in tough times: “Best of all is, God is with us.”
Best of all is, God is with us. When it comes right down to it, that’s all that really matters, isn’t it?

Now the trick is to practice what I preach.


Songbird said...

Ah, blessings on that! We all need it!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

ah yes... we all should practice what we preach... but i too need those words!!