May 15, 2017
Have you heard the story of the two seas? The River Jordan flows into the Sea of Galilee which is filled with many species of fish and is home to a wide variety of animals and birds, providing life-giving benefits and beauty. And the Jordan flows into The Dead Sea, which is bitter and toxic. The difference is, the river also flows out of the Sea of Galilee, while the Dead Sea holds its intake. There is a parallel between this story and our own lives, notes Pastor Steve Herder of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California. We take in, and we give out in order to lead our healthiest lives. In this sermon, Pastor Steve talks about his dream of the heart, and how its four chambers that take in and give our parallel a healthy existence for a believer and for the church – all four must be functioning.