August 30th, 2006 | Posted in » Baptist Issues, Worth Reading
Looks like Wade has the scoop… the transcript of Rev. McKissic’s sermon from yesterday’s chapel service at Southwestern.
Check it out here, and decide for yourself whether what he said was inappropriate for a chapel service.
I finally got through reading this sermon (it didn’t take long, but my family is a much higher priority than Blog Town). All I can say is… WOW. What a message. Really touched my heart, opened my eyes, and reminded me of our constant need for the Holy Spirit.
As for the controversy surrounding this? I can see absolutely NO REASON to withhold this sermon from the public. In fact, doing so may, at least in my opinion, damage churches in and of itself, as we are in dire need of a good reminder of our need for the Spirit. The controversy surrounding this is not only a good thing… it’s a God thing… drawing people’s interest to it, perhaps that He might drive us to seek Him… to ask Him to fill us anew with the Spirit, that we might have the fullness of God’s power working in our lives to make a difference in this world.
I pray (no, not in tongues) simply that God might open all of our eyes once again to our need for continual filling of the Spirit… that we might all be willing to simply ask God not only to fill our cups with the blessing of His Spirit… but to ensure that we are overflowing with the Spirit that the world may know Him.