We all have one, what is yours? Regardless of our position in life, age or experience we all have a story. This has been the focus of a sermon series that Foundation has been pursuing for the past weeks and continues on. What has been interesting in particular about this series is that our pastor has been doing them in first person as opposed to historically. I would highly recommend that you take some time and listen.
The Biblical Stories
- We have heard from Noah and the insecurities he had with his instructions at the time…how people including his own family consider him to be crazy or at least a little off center. But the huge leap of faith that he took. (Genesis 6:9-7:12)
- We have heard from Boaz telling his story with Ruth and how that whole situation came to be. (Excerpts from Ruth)
- And Naaman has come to the church to tell his story of how he was moved to follow Jesus not by prophets and great men but by slaves and people below his stature as a general. Of how he was healed of his leprosy by finally succumbing to their urging to bathe in the Jordan as Elisha passed on through his servant. The story of pride being overcome. (2 Kings 5:1-15)
- There has been the story of the blind man that is healed by Jesus and what that means. (John 9)
…and still to come the stories from Matthew, Stephen and Saul…
The Real Time Stories
This week was not an historical story at all but instead a real time story from our former pastor and wife, as he told the story has led them from being a new pastor at Foundation, to taking a sabbatical from the church to spend a year (that turned into 2) in Ghana while his wife worked out a Fulbright term at Ashesi University there. From there they returned to the States ready to resume their lives in Central Texas, he as a music pastor and she as a professor at Southwestern University in Georgetown. Only problem with that was that God had some other plans. They came to tell their story and to say goodbye as they embark on a minimum 5 year mission in Ghana, Africa. He doing small group formation and spiritual mentoring and she being the assistant provost of the University. His ultimate goal is to plant a church at the university and they both hope to help shape the future generations of leaders in Africa with both solid educations and spiritual enlightenment.
It is an awesome story of hope, courage and divine guidance that you should take the time to hear once it is posted.
3 Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
The main message of the story is told in the Psalm passage above to have delight and joy in and for the Lord, make your desires His desires and you will be granted ALL the desires of your heart!
Share your story, our stories are coming soon!