Parallax, Shift of Focus
Delivered By
Pastor Mike Sanchez
Delivered On
February 10, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
Luke 23:32-44

From Pastor Mike's Good Morning message in the bulletin:

Samuel Brengle was a worker with the Salvation Army in Boston many years ago. As he passed by a saloon, some men threw a brick at his head. Their aim was good, and Brengle nearly died. As it was, he spent eighteen months in recovery. During that time he wrote a little book entitled Helps to Holiness. Thousands of copies were published.

After he was able to begin preaching again, people would often thank him for the book. He would respond by saying, “If there had been no little brick, there had been no little book.” His wife saved the brick and had Genesis 50:20 engraved on it: “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.”

Our perspective effects the way we perceive reality. If we look with selfishness and anger, we miss the blessing that God has for us and for others. Everything that God permits in our lives is meant for our good and His glory. He wants us to have a trusting relationship with Him and He is constantly at work to bring us closer to Him.

What is happening in your life right now that God is allowing so that you will draw closer to Him?

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