He talked about how the disciples were so excited that they walked all the way back to Jerusalem and said,
This kind of infectious enthusiasm fired up the early converts to Christianity and spread the gospel of the Lord’s Advent. This kind of infectious enthusiasm can inspire us as well in spreading the gospel of the Lord’s Second Coming.He tied this story in with the teachings about why the New Church will only be with a few people at first in Apocalypse Explained 732.
Why I liked this sermon:
- I feel like there's a perception out there that conservative ministers aren't interested in the church growing but here's Stephen Cole, a conservative minister, talking about how the church will grow.
- He makes an interesting point about how to understand Apocalypse Explained 732. You'll have to listen to the sermon, though, if you want to know what it is. :P
- I also liked his explanation of what it is to have our hearts burn within us and what we can do to make progress in having that experience.
See May Our Hearts Burn Within Us for another great recent sermon on the road to Emmaus.