I have received feedback from many of you about how our sermon series, “Sifted – Growing Through What You Are Going Through,” has clarified much of what we all struggle with. This weekend, I am wrapping up the sermon series with a message entitled “Claiming the Promise of Sifting!”
As I was preparing this message, it became apparent that we can endure almost anything if we have a promise to hang on to. In Luke 22:31-32, Jesus told Peter and the other disciples, “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Jesus was telling them that, when they repented (turned away from) their spiritual failures, He was going to use them in a way they would never have been used before their “sifting” experience. That was not only true of Peter, but for the other disciples as well.
God wants to use our times of sifting to do the same thing in our lives. God makes it clear that he will use sifting to do something in us before he does something throughus.
Make sure you join us this weekend as we wrap up our “Sifted” sermon series. It will be a source of great hope, encouragement and support for you, no matter what you are going through. We anticipate seeing you either Saturday at 6:00 p.m., or Sunday at 9:00or 11:00 a.m.