Christian Short Stories

Pastor Preaches Sermon on His Favorite Season
By Greg Miller

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Pastor Kevin dismissed the morning worship service by announcing the evening service’s sermon topic.

“Tonight’s sermon topic will be ‘My Favorite Season of the Year,’” Pastor Kevin said, with a hint of a gleam in his eyes.

During the afternoon, everyone eagerly awaited the evening service. Husbands and wives happily anticipated the sermon.

Kory and his wife Keitha enjoyed spring as their favorite season of the year. “Everything just seems to burst back into life,” Keitha said.

Summer was Kayla and Kayden’s favorite season. “We love the toasty temperatures,” said Kayden.

Kitty and Karl loved winter as their favorite season. “We don’t really enjoy the frigid temperatures, the blowing snow or the biting winds,” said Kitty. “But winter helps us to be more thankful for the other seasons.”

Autumn was the favorite season of Kameron and Katrina. “The autumn temperatures are more to our liking, and they help get us into the holiday spirit,” said Katrina.

Amid much anticipation, the evening service finally began. Pastor Kevin strode to the pulpit, opened his Bible to Genesis 1:14-19, and read, “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.”

The pastor then read Genesis 8:21-22, “And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

The verses in Genesis chapter eight follow Noah and his family leaving the ark after the worldwide flood. “While the earth remaineth,” God said, “seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

At the conclusion of his sermon, Pastor Kevin said, “Brothers and sisters, my favorite season is all of them…because each season is a new opportunity to worship the Sovereign Lord!”

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