Sunday, November 16, 2014


Stoney Creek Sermonette: Number 26

(We at Project Dream Again hope these sermonettes bring some measure of peace to your soul and maybe spark a thought you then share with someone else in your life. Stoney Creek Sermonettes are not meant to replace your participation in a faith community.) 

Scripture Lesson for Today: John 3:16 (NIV)

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Sermonette for Today:

Today’s scripture lesson is probably the most quoted and memorized verse in the Bible.  The problem is that the majority of the world either does not know about it because they have not been told or have not responded to the Good News found in it.

I called the message today DO NOT LET ANOTHER DAY PASS because I think it is important that everyone has a chance to hear and understand the meaning of this verse.  All believers are ministers of the Good News (gospel).  We all are called to tell others.

The paid staff of the church cannot reach the people who can be reached by the masses of believers across the world.  The Good News can transform an individual life and by doing so can transform the world.

The Good News is not just about getting people saved, although that certainly is an important goal, it is also about making people’s lives better right now. 

Acts 4:31 (NIV) 31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

Some want to say the Holy Spirit lost His/Her power when the Apostles died.  Don’t let anyone get you on that path.  God is not dead. Jesus broke the bonds of death and hell.  Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be with believers until He returned.  That is why if you help someone come to Jesus their life will change in an instant and be better from then on.

Tell those you love the Good News.  Do not let another day pass without sharing what Jesus means to you with someone.

Prayer for Today:

Our Heavenly Father, May we learn to live lives that honor You. Help us to learn how to witness to our loved ones and to the people we know and who we come in contact with in our daily lives. Amen.

© Ed Cooper, November 16 2014, Stoney Creek, Tennessee
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