As one who stands before God’s children each week and hopefully provides an empty vessel and conduit for God, I am continually amazed at how God uses the sermon. Most of the time, it is not in a way that I would have ever imagined. Someone may have picked up a line that I just glossed over and it changes their perspective. Other times, what I think is the heart of the message does not connect with anyone!
What I have come to realize is that the sermon is a dialogue and the meaning is placed on it by those who listen and God. And for that I am ever grateful. This weekend, realize that, as you sit in the pew, the chair, or even your couch while on the internet listening to a sermon, you are an active participant in a holy moment of God’s activity. God is speaking…even if the preacher is making little sense…keep listening!