Who preaches to you? Those were the words that were silent to everyone else around me, but seemed to speak with a deafening volume in my own mind.
Paul tells Timothy in 2 Timothy 2.6, “It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.” A pastor must be feeding upon the word personally before he dares to lead others to feed on God’s Word. I have a personal time each morning where I read God’s Word and pray for the needs of myself, my family, and other Christian brothers and sisters. I ask God for wisdom about upcoming decisions. But I do listen to other pastors preach God’s Word as well. I thought I’d give you a sampling of those whom I listened to this past week, as well as a link to the specific sermon.
A friend of mine recommended this message, A Tale of Two Sons by John MacArthur. If you can take the time to listen to this 80 minute message you will be in utter awe of God’s grace in saving your soul. It took me two different running times to get through this message, but it was absolutely worth it. Be ready to be humbled and respond in worship at God’s immeasurable saving grace.
Jesus + Nothing = Everything is an overview message of a book by Tullian Tchividjian’s by the same title. After having read it when it came out last year God used it to bring me back again to the basics of the Christian life – the Gospel! The truths of the book are such that I need to be reminded of them on a regularly basis. I found this sermon to be a grace gift of spiritual refreshment.
Loud and Clear is the first message in a series from the book of Hebrews by Matt Chandler. Chandler pastors The Village Church in Dallas, Texas. I love his pastoral concern and heart for those who were obviously hurting spiritually the night he preached this message.