Friday, February 15, 2008

This Sunday I have a precious opportunity. I have the privilege of finishing up the Gospel of Mark at church this Sunday evening. What a joy it has been for me to preach through this magnificent gospel. How many glorious truths are revealed in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

It truly is mindboggling when we consider the humanity and the deity of Jesus side by side. These truths are found in this gospel (and in the whole Bible, for that matter). It has been a delight to delve deep into the glorious riches of the person and character of Christ.

There have been hard passages to preach - total commitment to Christ, denying self, the crucifixion of our Lord, the literal and physical resurrection of our Savior and the myriads of miracles that He performed. Yet I am more convinced of the truth of this statement now more than ever before:

It is better to drive people away with the truth than to keep them
comfortable in their sin ... It is better to have them leave because they can’t
handle the heat when under conviction from the Holy Spirit than have
them sit in the pew living in rebellion being comfortable week after week year
after year only to end up in the unquenching heat of the flames of hell.


Autumn said...

After re-reading through through the Gospels with a friend of mine who just gave her heart to the Lord, I too must agree with the power behind Mark. What a great book to read!!
And the statement you closed with-WOW! Thanks so much for your insight...I read frequently, but don't always have the time to respond...but some of these are just too good to pass up!
Thanks again! I love reading your insight!!

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