Quite the memory

While waiting to process into the service yesterday morning at our downtown campus, someone asked me if I was the person who sang a song last time I was here…I answered, “no way!”  But he was undeterred.  Didn’t you sing the song “read your Bible pray everyday and you’ll grow, grow, grow”?  And then it hit me that I had used that little ditty in my sermon.  He went on to tell me that he has sung that song almost every day since he heard it and it reminded him to read his Bible and pray!

What a great reminder of the art of the sermon.  Everyone experiences through a distinct set of lenses and comes away with a distinct message.  Combine that with the action of the Holy Spirit and you have a recipe for personal transformation.

Let me just say that I am glad God chooses to reach out and speak to us even if it is in poorly sung children’s song that was not intended to leave a lasting impression but a moment of levity!

The more I learn, the less I know…

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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