We take the first chapter of the story in today’s sermon and see how God places before us a fast-moving and dramatic tale centered upon a family of virtually no significance. Yes, this family’s only significance is that they are not significant – except that God loves to work through the lowly to do the mighty. We first look at this family; second we consider the unpleasant realities of barrenness; third we examine despair, distress and prayer; fourth we consider the answered prayer; and fifth, we have some “Application Ex Nihilo.” Be encouraged! God works through common vessels.
Our public reading was from [esvignore]John 1:1-18[/esvignore], and our benediction: [esvignore]2 Peter 1:2[/esvignore]