This is Rev. Graham Crawford’s Sermon for 14 June 2015:
Have you ever wondered why you are still here?
After all, Jesus said that our lives would be full of trials and temptations; that people would curse us for our faith and persecute us for believing in his name.
So why are we still here?
Would it not make sense, once we have committed our lives to Christ, for God to just lift us to heaven so that we could enjoy him forever and be away from all that would do us harm?
There are some who say that we remain in order to be witnesses: in order to draw others to Christ. But, I would imagine that, if I was to ask for a show of hands here this morning of the people who have actually led someone to Christ, very few hands would be raised. None of us, sincere and faithful Christians though we might be, are Billy Grahams or Luis Palaus! We might know a few people who we have influenced along the way but certainly there has been no revival here in the last 12 years.
So why are we here? Is it simply because God wants us to make this world a better place by our presence? [Read more…]