“It was about those that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied …” Jude 14. (The quote is from Enoch 1:9.)
“I have an idea for a sermon series,” she said to me. “Preach a series on “Texts We Never Preach From“. This is an invitation to go where no preachers go. “And not just ‘Leviticus’,” she continued. “There are plenty of other texts you could use …”and she proceeded to offer some suggestions.
The idea struck me; it also got me to thinking about more than just “preaching”. Are there other aspects of my life and my faith that I might explore? Are there places I should go that I have been avoiding, or that I have just always been too busy for?
Enoch – a prophet? Quoted in the Christian Testament? This is a reference to a book which is not in the Bible. Why is the quote included in the Book of Jude? Perhaps the biblical author is inviting us to go to a place – not so much a physical spot as a spiritual one – that beckons to us and that we have not yet visited.
Be an adventurer today! Engage a prophet who is new to you. See Jesus in a place you’ve not noticed him before. Go someplace new and let yourself experience the unexpected!
A blessed Tuesday.