Hi, the pastor today was a guest pastor, but he was preaching on obedience from Proverbs 13:1, “A wise son hears his father’s instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
And he brought out some points, like how Jesus obeyed His father, and we should obey ours, and how you might roll your eyes at your father or your pastor because he is correcting you on the little things, but those things can “snowball” as he put it, they can be little at first, but if you roll it down a mountain then in the end it’s going to be big and cause damage, and that is what it’s like when we starts small, and he used the example of a drunkard, they don’t just decide one day that their going to be a drunkard, it might start with your mom telling you to be home at 10:00 and your home at 10:15, and then the next day 10:30 and so on, and that leads to hanging out with bad people who influence you to drink and so on.
He also brought out how parent’s might not mind the decimal you missed in school but that you did a sloppy job, just like how “picky” pastors want you to later be a “diamond”, because diamonds are made of coal, a big messy dark black piece of coal, but you can make it into a beautiful diamond, that sparkles and seems faultless, of course we are still going to mess up and stumble, but the Holy Spirit is in us, anyway how do us “pieces of coal” get changed? By the gospel of course, the gospel changes us from a dark messy piece of coal, to a beautiful and faultless diamond, Jesus blood is covering us (not physically, spiritually) and the Lord sees us as if he were looking at his own son, thank you Jesus.
Jesus died for us so that we could go free of our sins, thank you Jesus.
Are you trusting that Jesus died for your sins on the cross?