Now this is odd.
Or is it?
In 35 years of preaching I’ve never once had anyone complain to me saying …
“In your sermon Sunday I noticed you didn’t mention _______. I don’t like that. You need to mention _______ every time without fail. And I’m listening to see if you do.”
Fill in the preceding blanks with any of the following:
- brotherly love
- eternal life
- God the Father
- the Holy Spirit
But, I guar-an-tee you, if I don’t specifically mention the word “baptism” in one Sunday’s sermon, and likely repeatedly, despite the fact ….
- I have been immersed myself …
- have assisted with many dozens (hundreds) across the years …
- and I mention it 90+% of the time …
I will hear about it.
And I know I’m anything but alone in this experience.
So … what’s up with that?
Just let me ask you to think about it.
And then … don’t stop thinking about it.