Come Out Of The Wilderness

And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness till the day of his manifestation to Israel

Luke 1:80
Matthew 9:36-10:8

Sermon Topic

Wilderness Experience,

Do you remember the story of Pinocchio? Whenever he told a lie his nose got longer. But Balzac wrote a better story. It is about a man who, every time he did something that was at odds with his true self — every time he yielded to the devil’s voice — he shrank a little. He shrivelled. He became smaller and smaller and smaller — more and more diminished by falseness.

Isn’t that a picture of how we look many times — especially to ourselves. Outwardly we may project a giant image, but inwardly we are all shrivelled up — and we know it. We have lost our way. We don’t know what we stand for. We don’t know…

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