Four and a half years ago, I graduated from college with little to no clue as to how I was going to make my way in the “real world.” I decided to move to Nashville on a whim and boy oh boy did adulthood kick my rear.
A bright spot during that time was my church, Midtown Fellowship…a small, quaint PCA church in my neck of the Nashville woods. In fact, my church was probably the hardest thing to leave when I moved to Texas last fall. I loved the worship, the youth group, and the accessibility of the church—it was open and welcoming to all, at any time of day. Midtown was a place of rest for me during many trying times. And for that, I’m truly thankful.
That being said, I’d like to share with you my favorite sermon from my pastor (or former pastor, if you will), Russ Ramsey. I admire Russ’ ability to story tell through sermons, as well as his kind and honest demeanor. The sermon Trying to be Brave is Being Brave actually happened after I no longer attended Midtown (three big cheers for podcasts!). I was newly transplanted in Texas and life felt wobbly at best.
I’ve listened to this sermon many times in the past year, and often find myself in tears. To be brave for the Lord is good and hard. I so resonate with the line, “I love Jesus. And I fail Jesus. And yet, I love Jesus.” So if you’re struggling to understand God’s plan or if you just need the reminder to be brave, then give this sermon a listen.
Currently listening to Carole King (via the Gilmore Girls Reunion series)