Take Note: A. W. Tozer
This past Christmas break, Bradley and I drove up to RDU early on Sunday morning to go to our church. That particular morning, Matt Papa, a worship leader at the Summit preached. He preached Jesus–and that is what I most recall.
In the conclusion of his sermon, he quoted A. W. Tozer when he said:
“I think it would be a wonderful thing if every preacher in America would begin to preach about God and nothing else for one solid year. Just one solid year to preach about God. Who He is, His attributes, His perfections, His being, the kind of God He is, why we dare to trust Him, why we can trust Him, why we should trust Him, why we can love Him, why we should love Him, why we dare not fall short. And keep on preaching on God, the triune God, and keep on until God fills the whole horizon and the whole world. Faith would spring up like grass by the watercourses. Then let a man get up and preach a promise and the whole congregation would say, ‘I can trust that promise; look who made it.’”
I pray that all church leaders and believers would be filled with the Holy Spirit enough so that Jesus and our desperate need for Him would be proclaimed and received–over and over again.
May “faith spring up like grass by the watercourses”; may you use us, Lord.