Last Sunday I preached my final sermon as one of the pastors at The Village Church Fort Worth. This Friday I begin a new role as the Director of the Training Program within The Village Church Institute.
We spent the time looking at John 15, and the love of God for those in Christ Jesus. I’ve spent the last 15+ months in this passage, praying and pleading in a season of pruning and pressing to abide. I was thankful to end five years with these people in this passage, looking at the love of Jesus.
I’ve been using the same language for us as a people, hopeful it would sink into our thoughts as a congregation:
God is who he says that he is, and what he says about you is true.
I caught myself in this season needing to nuance it for my own heart:
God is who he says that he is, and what he says about you – what he says about how he feels about you – is true.
Help us believe this, Lord.
Here’s the audio.