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Monday, December 03, 2007

What Restoration Looks Like


This is the place to comment on Zephaniah the Prophet, my sermon from Sunday, December 2, 2007.

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So what are your thoughts and impressions of Zephaniah?

Let's face it, we all sin. Even having plead for the mercy of God to rescue us, even after our salvation, even after growing to love Jesus, even after growing to serve Him more and more faithfully, even still we sin. Let us not excuse ourselves... but let us confess the reality. When we do sin, we often feel the result of that sin, the consequences of them. He feel banished, chastised, unworthy, ashamed.

What do we do in this state? Bunyan would have called it the Castle Despair. Having fallen asleep, Hopeful and Christian were captured by a giant who continually tormented them for their sin. We, like Christian in that tale, can enter into periods of torment whether by God or by self or by the evil one. When we come to our senses, confess our sins, and wait on the LORD, He will restore us.

What a joy that "His anger is for a moment, but His love is for a lifetime" (Psalm 30:5, Isaiah 54:8).

So let me know what you thought...



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