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A Farewell Message to the Students at Shiloh
This is the sermon that I preached at my final UTX at Shiloh. It is from 2 Timothy 4...
I hope you enjoy the message! https://vimeo.com/294498170
I'M OVER IT! Yeah, that is probably not the best way to open a blog post that you want people to read, but it properly describes my feelings towards virtually everything... There is a popular trend on Tik Tok right now that describes our world right now. I am not going to encourage you to go find it, because it does have profanities in it. I came across it by an accident.... But after I saw it, my thought was, this is America right now. A guy yells, what's your name and the other guy answers, and then he yells a profanity back at him. Then the other guy says, what's your name, and the bit repeats itself. These guys obviously did not know each other, just got introduced, and were divided. Yes, I know it is a Tik Tok and is meant for entertainment, but it is a picture into our lives today in this country, in this world... Ok, let me explain myself a little and if you will indulge me and walk with me on this to it's conclusion, I think we will find ourselves on
All of us who know Christ are standing at the edge of something big! Why? Because of the fact that we are indwelled by the Spirit of God and empowered by Him. The big thing is different for each of us and the biggest thing that we are standing on the edge of is an eternity with Him. But the big does not have to wait for eternity. There are big things that Gd wants to do in our life now. So what is holding us back? The truth is it is our own fears and insecurities coupled with the desire to please others rather than Christ. Far too often we allow the opinions and desires of other people to dictate what we will do for Christ rather than Christ himself. You takes those opinions and then mash them together in the blender of life with our predicting fears and it is a recipe for a life full of doing NOTHING! God desires to do exceptionally great things in our lives. He takes us to the edge of a precipice, shows us the wonder out things He has made, extends His hand, and says