by Dr. Ed Young

#834 December 2, 1990 a.m.
(transcribed from tape)
John 5:18; Matthew 16:15-16
Perhaps many of you do not know this, but our soloist this morning, Tony Serna,
is also the artist that has made all the angels out of paper mache - those angels
in the atrium that some of us have looked at because on the door it says 'Do Not
Enter.' A...and that just magnetizes me. But he has been the artist who has led
out in that. When I saw that he was going to sing today, I said to Mr. Moore,
"Can he sing, too?" And he can. Tony, God bless you.
Hope you have your Bibles open to Matthew, chapter number 16. I'll read verse
13 through verse 17.
"Now when Jesus came into the district of Ceasaria Philippi, he began
asking his disciples saying, 'Who do people say that the son of man is?'
And they said, 'Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, but still others
Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.' He said to them, 'But who do you say
that I am?' And Simon Peter answered and said, 'Thou art the Christ the
son of the Living God.' And Jesus answered and said unto him, 'Blessed
are you Simon Bar-Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to
you, but my Father who is in heaven."'
Let's pray together.
Father, Christmas is in the air. The spirit of worship and adoration and
praise and giving. And we trust that Thou will come today and tabernacle
among us. Be very much a part of this worship. Give to those of us who
are gathered here a sense of reverence, a sense of holiness, a sense of
expectation, perhaps that some have never known before. Lord, you speak,
let me get out of the way so that Thy word and Thy holy and divine message
might be heard, received, and understood, and may we put it into practice
right where we live. For this is our prayer made in the strong, holy name
of Jesus the Christ. Amen.
I've been asked to speak at every kind of secular function that you can imagine.
I've prayed opening football games and high sch ...

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