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Monday, January 15, 2007


Henry Morehouse began preaching at the age of sixteen. He always began his sermons with the same scripture, John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." He recited this same verse every time he came to the pulpit. Yet he never ran out of things to say.
We can learn a great deal from this preacher. We're always seeking the newest teaching, movement, or fad in everything. We become impatient if we hear the same thing repeated over and over again. We feel that we have to grow beyond such a basic teaching as John 3:16. But, God's Word doesn't say to grow beyond the knowledge of salvation, it says to grow in the knowledge of salvation. You'll never know anything better, higher, or deeper than the love declared for you in that verse. So, distance yourself from the things that complicate your life and your relationship with God and get back to the simplicity of your first love, Jesus Christ. Get back to that simple verse that is as life-changing today as it was the day it first changed your life. You think about that.