A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church of Prairie Village, Kansas. August 19, 2012. The third of a four part sermon series on the Book of Revelation.
Watch this sermon at vimeo.com/49862550.
When I was around ten or eleven,
I spent a lot of time
in my small Iowa town’s Ben Franklin 5 and 10 store.
I might have spent as much time there as I did with a catalog
called Things You Never Knew Existed…
and other items you can’t POSSIBLY live without!
It was sort of like those ubiquitous Sky Mall catalogs you find
in the storage pocket of airplane seats.
A thousand items that show the ingenuity of the inventive mind
and which are almost all unnecessary and extravagantly silly.
At the time I was fascinated with hiding things.
My older brother’s car keys.
A note I had written and wasn’t brave enough to give to the girl.
You know, things important to an eleven year old boy.