Mon, 5 September 2011
September 4, 2011
Convergence & Conversion
God in Our Midst
Synopsis: What happens when believers come together? Maybe nothing, then again, maybe there is a “Convergence” of things that happen so that God so apparent in the mix that even unbelievers can experience Emmanuel (Mt 18:19-20).
I like it when things come together. September 28 is the date for this year’s See You At the Pole: Global Day of Student Prayer. Maybe I would not have known that except that this year’s emphasis is “Converge.” This sermon and that flyer I pulled from the mail box this morning converge to reveal something larger than what I was planning. God does that sort of thing all the time. We just don’t always pay attention.
There were a lot of things converging in Saul of Tarsus’s life that day on the road to Damascus. Saul saw Jesus in the experience and was transformed into Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles.
The sins of humanity converged with the grace of God the Father on the cross of Jesus the Son and conversion was made possible.
Scripture Text (NLT): Matthew 18:19-20;