June 16, 2019

I’m preaching next Sunday for only the third time since I retired a year and a half ago.  I have missed sermon preparation and time spent pondering the Scripture text I want to use; I’ll enjoy that this week.

That said, I have enjoyed being a part in leading the singing on Sunday mornings, it’s a way to be involved with the service and helping lead worship.  So next week I get to do both – how fortunate am I.

Part of the text I’m using is in Luke’s Gospel chapter six (New Living Translation) where Jesus finishes up some teaching by saying:

“What you say flows from what is in your heart.”

So if the heart is full of love…we speak love.
If the heart is full of grace…we are graceful.
If the heart is full of peace…we speak words of peace.
If the heart is full of mercy…we speak words of mercy.
If the heart is full of gratitude…we express thankfulness.

On and on we could go.  Suffice it to say the heart is the foundation of who we are…spend whatever time necessary to ensure the heart is in the proper order.

Peace

Jim

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