So you know how you go to church on Sunday and you hear the message from the pastor and you go home thinking about how awesome the sermon was? Okay so maybe awesome is too strong of a word. Anyway, a sermon is not so much a public speech as it is a challenge, or a call to respond. The sermon that we hear on Sunday is meant to inspire us or challenge us or encourage us in our walk with the Lord. It is part of our discipleship process. But what happens after you leave the church on Sunday morning? Do you ever spend anymore time considering the topic of discussion?
I was thinking that it might be nice for us to have a tool to use on Monday to help us focus a little more on what was said on Sunday. Wouldn’t that be great? What if on Monday we could go online and find a Scripture reference to turn to that deals with what we learned on Sunday, or maybe some questions that we could consider or points for us to ponder as we go through our week. We could use those as part of our regular devotions to help us dig a little deeper into the material that the pastor was talking about in the sermon.
For instance this past Sunday I spoke from Numbers 23:19 and talked about how God keeps His promises. What if you could go online this week and find some Scripture references that would help you explore God’s promises a little bit deeper and give you some questions to reflect on? Would that be helpful? Would you use it? You could tune in to the website on Monday or any other day for that matter, and see a blog in which there would be some materials for digging deeper. Some tools for your own personal study time on the topic that was discussed. I am willing to do that each week if there are those out there that would find it helpful.
I will bring this up this coming Sunday at The River as well, but please feel free to let me know your comments. Thanks!