“Going to Revelation in my Mind” - What is Repentance
“Going to Revelation in my Mind” Luke 14.1-14
“You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” -Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride. Being a member of Christ’s Body means we receive all sorts of treasures. Colossians tells us that all treasures of wisdom and knowledge are found in Christ. But it also tells us they are hidden treasures. One such treasure we receive in the Church is a new vocabulary. God has put a new song in our mouths. And in it, we learn and inherit rich, new, beautiful words. But often, we receive gospel words in an unthinking way. We carry them around for decades without really appreciating what we have received or examining them closely, like we might rare gemstones. This Sunday, with God’s help, I’d like to preach about a single word that we use often, but that we may not understand or appreciate as we ought. I know I didn’t before starting this word study about a year ago. It’s only a single word, but it is one of the most important words in our gospel vocabulary and it’s a theme word in Luke’s gospel. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Luke uses it more than each of the other gospel writers combined, and more than any other NT book except The Revelation. I hope you will join me for this sermon with a mind open and prepared for God’s good gifts to His people.
Ben is the pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church (CREC) of Valparaiso, FL where he lives with his wife and five children. He also teaches Bible at Rocky Bayou Christian School. He has studied at Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA and the Reformed Baptist Seminary of Easly, SC, as well as receiving pastoral training through All Saints Church, Lancaster, PA.