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The following sermon, preached on April 2nd, 2017, focuses on Ezekiel’s Valley of Dry Bones. Most churches that are waning in number do not realize how GOOD they have it. Most have a roof, a baptistry, heating and air conditioning—but none of those things really matter. Most importantly, they have the Holy Spirit of God breathing new life into dry bones, with Christ, the head of the Church. The power of God for us today is the power to turn life to death, lifelessness into abundance of life, and empowerment for mission in the world, now! The challenge for the waning-in-number Church, or any Church: are you telling your friends, your coworkers, your neighbors, your “random people you see,” about God, the Gospel, or the Church? “Faith comes from hearing the message” (Romans 10:17) and “And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?” “As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (10:14–15). Spread the word about how GOOD you have it!
The audio is below. We apologize for poor quality: