A Better Kingdom (Hebrews 12:18-29)
Topic: Sermons Passage: Hebrews 12:18–12:29
As I’m writing this, I just got back from Charleston, SC from Erin Rist’s wedding. This was the fifth wedding that I’ve been involved with of someone who was in my youth ministry and has now grown up and found the love of their life. It’s wonderful to see students that were in 7th or 9th grade when I started as their youth pastor now all grown up, a reminder that our covenant children won’t stay children for long. They’ll be wives and husbands and moms and dad before too long. It’s beautiful to see what the Lord has done in their lives. The ceremony, reception, and everything surrounding it went great.
When I’ve been posed the question, “Would you rather vacation at the beach or in the mountains?” I always answer: the mountains. I’m drawn to the adventures to be had hiking and exploring that you don’t get with sand and saltwater. Which, of course, is all a little unfortunate because my family vacations every year at my in-law’s place near the beach in Maine. And I always have a great time, but I do long for a cabin in the hills sometimes. This Sunday we’ll be reminded of two mountains that appear in Scripture. Neither are very important on their own, but symbolize much deeper truths. And the writer of Hebrews is practically yelling at the reader to stay off of one mountain because the other one is so much better. Confused yet? It’ll all clear up as we study the passage. See you then! And please remember to pray for Dr. Dave and the PCA General Assembly that started Tuesday night.