Psalm 72.8-11 and Revelation 7.9-12
As I’ve reflected on my nearly thirty seven years as Sr. Pastor here at Grace Church, there are three things that have been paramount in my ministry. They are: Worship; The Gospel; and Reconciliation. As I thought of these, in preparation for my last sermon as Sr. Pastor here at Grace, I had the three points I wanted to make. I had, what we preachers humorously refer to as, “a sermon in search of a text!” And I found just such a text! It is our New Testament Reading for today. From this text I wish to highlight the three challenges that I leave with Grace Church:
- Keep Worship as the Centerpiece of Your Life as a Community
- Keep the Gospel Ever Before You
- Keep the Vision of Reconciliation at the Heart of Your Mission
It is my prayer that our Lord will deepen these individually and corporately in the lives of God’s people here at Grace.