Today’s sermon is about the Myth that God will not give us more than we can handle. To often Christians believe this myth and then we get angry at God for thinking we can handle the unthinkable. You can read the notes and listen to the sermon below. Or click here to go to the iTunes podcast page so that you can take my voice with you. (more…)
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Today’s sermon was not the one I had planned on giving, I guess I will save that until next week. This weeks sermon is based on the new song by Amy Grant “Better than a Hallelujah.” See if you have been following along my wife and I just had a new baby and I heard this song on the radio after my daughter O.J. was born and I wept like a baby and it just played over and over in my head until I turned it into a sermon this morning. Here is the music video for the song. At the bottom of this post you can find the Audio for the Sermon you can click here and download it on iTunes
In my town there is a hospital.
In this hospital there is a maternity ward.
That ward has two hallways, or wings if you will.
These two wings house two very different things.
One side is for the mothers who just gave birth and are holding happy bouncing babies and are recovering with their new bundles of joy.
The other wing is for mothers who aren’t. It is for mothers who are recovering without their children and aren’t holding new babies.
The hospital tries to keep the wings separate and tries to keep each side from each other but no matter how hard they try each wing knows the other side exists.
As a father and pastor I have experienced life on both wings. When the phone rings and all I know is a room number I know what it means. Depending on the wing it is either unspeakable joy or unspeakable sorrow.