Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mayor comes to Christ by way of an awful sermon

Fifteen years ago, Nathan Lewis, pastor of Evergreen Presbyterian Church in Beaverton OR, found himself preaching what he thought might be his "all-time worst" sermon to the newly established church plant. To make matters worse, the mayor of Beaverton happened to be visiting that Sunday. But when the service ended, Nathan was astonished to see that the mayor was deeply moved. "I finally understand what the Gospel means - I want to become a Christian," he said. Says Nathan, "I realized that the Holy Spirit had taken what I thought was a bad sermon and used it to make a change in the mayor's life."

(from "Multiply", the Mission to North America newsletter, Spring 2011)

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