Our hope is in God who is sovereign overall and can change the heart of anyone to be obedient to his word and to fullfill his redemptive purposes. If he can do this with King Cyrus, he can do this with anyone.
God wants us all to be faithful ministers. God wants all pastors like me to be faithful shepherds. How can I then be a faithful pastor? How can we all be faithful servants of God? How can we take good care of what God has placed in our hands, whether it be big or small in our eyes?
Note: This is not your usual sermon. I simply tell the stories embedded in Psalms 105-106 (they being historical psalms) and draw out briefly the theology of those stories. In response, you have to repeat the story to a partner, then share as thanksgiving your personal stories of God's faithfulness (in part 1) and then share... Continue Reading →