It was great preaching again this Sunday. One Prayer has been great, but it felt good to get up and share this week. I know I have blogged about it before, but I feel like I have been in a street fight after I get done preaching. My body aches, my head hurts, and I just feel like I need to sleep. I’ve read it comes from the rush of adrenaline that accompanies public speaking, but I can’t help but think that Spiritual Warfare plays a bigger role. But whatever causes it, I wouldn’t trade this feeling for anything. I still can’t believe that God chose me to share His truth in front of people.
We extended the One Prayer series out one more week and I was able to wrap things up by sharing what Jesus’ prayer for the church is from John 17. In John 17:20-21, we see Jesus say
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
I think it was a great way to wrap up the series by sharing how Jesus wants the church to be one. We didn’t want to show another video, but I worked in some segments and points of Craig Groeschel’s message for One Prayer. I’m looking forward to seeing how churches can be united and work together. I’ll try to post the sermon online at our church website and sermoncloud later today.