Not infrequently I will get a reference to fill out on someone. Maybe it’s a church wanting my thoughts about a candidate they’re interested in. It could also be regarding a former employee.
But I’ve never, ever had to fill out one like this.
Dear Dr. Mains,
We would appreciate a few minutes of your time to fill out the following reference about God.
(About God? Oh my!)
We are especially interested to know whether He keeps His promises:
C. When He’s able
E. No opportunity to observe.
Hey, am I sweating? That’s a tall order. Thinking back, I would have to report that my experience has certainly been positive regarding God keeping His word.
Wait a minute. Let me refer you to what someone else of far greater stature wrote. This is from the great Israeli general Joshua. He made it clear: “Not one of the Lord’s good promises to the house of Israel failed.” That’s Joshua 21:45.
It’s a delight to give a reference about someone who has been exemplary in every way. And, to any who know God well—you would have to believe the Lord fits that category!
What kind of reference will you give God this Sunday when you represent Him before your people? Will your endorsement be as strong as Joshua’s?
Sunday’s coming. Do you have your sermon ready? Is it relevant? Will it effectively motivate your congregation to walk more in step with the Master? What about that Sermon Series you’ve been thinking about?
Or, if you’re someone who plans well ahead, have you asked yourself what you will preach for your Easter Sermon, your Advent Sermon, your Christmas Sermon?
David Mains and Mainstay Ministries can help. We offer a wide variety of Sermon Starters and Full Sermons that will give you Sermon Ideas to help you prepare for regular Saturday or Sunday sermons, Mid-week Bible Sermons, and Sermons for special occasions.
We also offer assistance as you create Topical Sermons, Sermons Series, and sermons for special times of the year. We have resources available to help you with Advent Celebrations, Advent Sermons, Christmas Sermons, Easter Sunday Sermons, Patriotic Sermons, and more.
For more information on how to create better Bible Sermons and how to turn Sermon Ideas into Sermon Outlines, and then into effective, meaningful Sunday Sermons, please click here to visit David Mains’ website.
You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Just click here.