Monday, September 3, 2007

Convicted

I have been going to church for a long time and I can't remember the last time I have walked away from so many services feeling convicted about something. Since our Pastor, Chad Doerr, began his series on holiness I have gotten something out of each sermon, and it has often left me feeling blown away.

Sunday before last I wasn't able to attend church so I made sure to check out GCC's podcast, burning a disk to take with me on my paper deliveries. I listened to the sermon twice while I was out and finally had to call Chad... I needed a few clarifications, which he graciously talked me through.

I have to say, if you have been coming to GCC over the past few weeks and you haven't gotten anything out of the sermons then you haven't been listening. There has to have been something that touched your heart, or stirred your mind. I can't believe otherwise.

I think that many of us have forgotten that a pastor's job is to seek God's will for the sermon to be preached and to take that Word and feed it to us in a way that will capture our attention. Once our attention is in the right place, God will speak to us through his servant, and when God speaks we should be all ears!!! There is no room for distraction. Our focus should be on God's message, and we should be drinking in all that He has to say to us.

So... if you haven't been feeling a little convicted lately... I would suggest that you pay closer attention to what God is saying... you might just be amazed and what you will learn!

3 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

I too have felt convicted on this whole series of Holiness! Its definately something we have to strive for everyday - & its SO hard! As long as we keep working on it - thats all that matters!

Kim said...

I'm completely with you. The convictionis thick in the air as it should be.

Anonymous said...

Lynn -- As I read your comments about the power of Chad's recent sermons, I was drawn to James 1:22-24. The quest for personal spiritual maturity requires an intentional choice to listen and heed; it requires that each of us take the message personally and allow it to take root. What great teaching we have been receiving!