PERSONAL weblog of Pastor Matt Harmless
"It is sad to think how many go away from sermons with the word of grace in their ears, but not the work of grace in their hearts."
Great quote. Having a prepared & open heart. Thanks. Reminds me of this story: Presbyterian minister Fred Rogers, creatorand host of television's "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood,"once gave an address describing the time hewas a student at Pittsburgh TheologicalSeminary and attended a different churcheach Sunday in order to hear a variety of preachers. One Sunday he was treated to "the mostpoorly crafted sermon (he) had ever heard."But when he turned to the friend who hadaccompanied him, he found her in tears. "It was exactly what I needed to hear," shetold Rogers. "That's when I realized," he told his audience,"that the space between someone doing thebest he or she can and someone in need isholy ground. The Holy Spirit had transformedthat feeble sermon for her--and as it turnedout, for me too."
That is an awesome story. Thanks so much for sharing it.
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