Are We Ready? – Charmaine Smith-Miles

2021-5-16 Main Sermon
John 5:1-9, Acts 16:9-15
We want to know where we are supposed to be, to know all the answers up front, but that’s not the way God works.
In the scripture passage, the man has been an invalid for 38 years but suddenly that changes from one day to the next. People too busy with their own problems to see and help him. But Jesus see him, knows his struggles and heals him, not by assisting him to the pool but by telling him to get up and walk. And, in faith, he gets up and walks.
In the passage from Acts, the disciples are hitting roadblocks in their ministry. In Paul’s vision from God a man is begging them to come to Macedonia, and they immediately set out for there. There they met Lydia.
Servants called to be Christ-like to others.
Celebrating Pentecost allows us to recognize the power of the Holy Spirit. God is moving in us and among us today.
We can be grateful for being comfortable but will be miserable out of God’s will.
Take the time to see others around us.
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