Happy Sunday all, So I have spent most of this week with a sore throat and a voice that fades in and out. It has been difficult since most who know me know I can be loud. Not in an obnoxious way but in an expressive way. Which again is funny because 3 years ago I was pretty subdued. It nice how a brain injury gives your life a reset. Any hoot here's my sermon today. About once every month I preach at 2 senior centers so I thought I would share with others. Especially my friend Kerri St.Lewis, OH and my Pastor asked me to do these about 8 months ago at first I was keeping it on the down low:
Hello today I/we will do something different. I have gotten sick and lost my voice, Which comes and goes. So I have brought my son Jeff II to share and read my thought for you this week:
If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD, Your GOD, and do what is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments, and keep all of his statues. I will put none of the disease on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD your healer (Exodus 15:26)
You shall serve the LORD, your GOD, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take your sickness away from among you (Exodus 23:25)
With long life I shall satisfy him and show him salvation (Psalm 91:16)
He sent out his word and healed them and delivered them from their destruction (Psalm 107:20)
He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3)
Fear not, For I am with you: Be not dismayed, For I am GOD: I will strengthen you, I will help, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isiah 41:10)
Pretty powerful versus in the bible. All dealing with pain and healing sickness and disease. Just know when we are down, We are not out. The LORD will lift us up. Search to the LORD for the strength to heal. If it is our time then it is our time and He will be there to lift us up in the after life. But in this life if we believe we will be healed.
If anyone is suffering ??? let us pray... If anyone is cheer full ??? let us sing praise... If anyone among us is sick ???...let us call out to our wise elders so that they can pray over us, anointing us with the sacred oils of our LORD and the prayer of faith will save the ones who are sick. The LORD will always lift us up, And he will forgive us if we have committed sins. Therefore confess your sins to one another so that we can heal together. Pray for one another, The prayer of the righteous has great power, and it is working if you believe...
LET US pray, Thank you LORD for the strength to heal. Thank you LORD for the people around us. Protect them. Thank you for giving me a son to share my word with you. I hope it gives clarity to you and others. In the name of our father and his son the holly spirit AMEN
What do you think ??? Is it OK for a street kid from NYC, a plumber, no ??? Just so you know how I'm just a normal guy the whole time I typed this I had classic METALICA playing on my computer. One has to be real all the time. Don't change who you are. It doesn't matter what one calls there GOD as long as one believes in something higher. I am no way perfect, and I learn something everyday. Love your spouse, Your children, family, friends. In the end I feel there is someplace to go and our body is just dust in the wind. You decide your path. If you enjoyed this and I get good feedback maybe I can do it every week. You know what ,even if I get bad feedback I might just do it anyway... I'm just sayin