12-09-2018 Sermon - The Fruit of the Silversmith

It’s one thing to flee from the wrath of God, and it is another thing to turn to the judge and plead for the mercy that he has promised to repentant sinners. Even snakes flee from a brush fire. But in fleeing they don't open themselves to having their serpent like nature changed. When we truly repent we are exposed to the refining fire that is able to purify us. Forgiven and cleansed by our Lord, we can then bear fruit in keeping with true repentance...