This past Sunday, October 29, Ted Haggard gave what only God knew would be his last sermon from the pulpit of New Life Church as head pastor. It is a remarkable message given the week that would follow. (I will figure out a way to get the audio here but in the meanwhile, click the link, go to Sunday mornings and then to the 10/29 sermon by Pastor Haggard)
He began the sermon with a prayer that included these words:
“Heavenly Father give us grace and mercy, help us this next week and a half as we go into national elections and Lord we pray for our country. Father we pray lies would be exposed and deception exposed. Father we pray that wisdom would come upon our electorate…”
I wonder sometimes how many prayers we pray without ever thinking that God may answer them. Perhaps Pastor Haggard didn’t realize what he was praying. Perhaps, however, the deepest part of his soul knew exactly what it was praying
I was tempted to try and pull out pieces of the message here but the more I listened the more I was struck by how much God was in his message that centered around the story of King Saul and themes of obedience.
Throughout the message you will hear pride and pleas and a political seduction that is breathtaking. Listen.