Good Sunday evening, everybody! Wow! What a day it has been!
I know, when you come to a blog, you expect to read something, right? I know I do. I mean, if I wanted to watch a video I’d log onto YouTube.
But the message that God gave me to preach this morning was a powerful one. I take no credit, for I was fearful of what to say just minutes before the preaching began.
You see, when I wan in Memphis this last week, a passage of Scripture was mentioned, and that was 1 Samuel chapter 15. Only one verse was talked about, but it was at that moment that the Holy Spirit seemed to nudge me, like He was saying, “Preach from this on Sunday.”
It was only when I started reading through the chapter, a familiar one at that, that I began to feel the heartache that Samuel must have felt. I began to see King Saul and the people of Israel in the faces of congregants to which I’ve ministered over the years. The overwhelming tragedy of the story of Saul and his disobedience began to bleed from the pages.
Before long, I took pen to paper and wrote out a simple outline from which I preached this morning.
“When Meaning Well Doesn’t Cut It”
When we do not fully obey God’s commands, we….
I. Delay Justice
II. Display Disregard
III. Deprive Blessings
IV. Deny Reality
V. Distress Those Who Care
Would you please take a few moments and watch the video below? Yes, I know, it’s longer than the typical YouTube videos we all get used to – or is it just me? But without any editing, without even wasting time uploading it to YouTube, what you have here is the whole morning service as seen on Facebook Live.
The sermon starts at around the 15:30 mark.
I’d love your feedback, especially if God spoke to you in some way.
(Please forgive the video quality)