If you have ever stood in front of a congregation to preach a sermon? Then you have a good idea of how difficult that can be. That is exactly what eight Pathfinders did on Saturday, November 12, though, as they spoke as part of the Oregon Pathfinder Preaching Challenge.
I got the call on a cool Sabbath morning as I was walking to church. They had already started the song service. I was running late. My wife had taken our only car out early that morning, starting a five-hour trip to pick her brother up from college for his Thanksgiving break. I was about halfway to the church when my phone began to vibrate.
From sermons and evangelistic series to household worships and small group discussions, looking forward to Jesus’ soon return can often become so central to the posture of our faith that we can ignore the things God is calling us to do right here, right now, with the earth we have.