It’s been a while since we did an Ask, Linger, Share sermon prep. Find a quiet spot with your Bible and pray:
Lord, as I hold your word, I hold in my hand an embarrassment of riches. The God of the universe has spoken to me.
Save me from neglectful hearing. Don’t let the enemy snatch up what you want me to hear before it can sink down deep.
Save me from superficial hearing. Don’t allow any trial or testing I face right now to cast a shadow of doubt over your word, keeping it from taking root.
Save me from preoccupied hearing. Don’t allow the cares and riches and pleasures of life to outshine the glory and goodness of your word.
As I read now and as I gather with your people this Sunday, give me ears to hear with good-soil hearing. I ask humbly, in Jesus’ name. Amen
Read Luke 17:11-19, our passage for this Sunday, two or three times. (It’s not long!)
- What does this passage reveal about God/Jesus?
- What does this passage reveal about me?
- What would an unbelieving response to this passage look like?
- What would a believing response to this passage look like?
Linger. Don’t move on until at least one thought you can savor throughout the day has been impressed upon you.
Share. Look for an opportunity today (and throughout the week) to share that thought with someone else.
This Sunday Scott Rosenkranz will be preaching and Kenny Clark will be leading our sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare? See you Sunday, Grace. Come hungry!
SONG OF THE WEEK
I Am Not My Own by Skye Peterson
I am not my own and now my heart is free
O Maker, come and make what You will of me
There is nothing broken that You cannot repair
So Lord, I leave my life in Your loving care