The actual sermon title is “Looking back” so how could I come up with any other blog post title.
There is nothing wrong with looking back, in the same way there is nothing wrong with looking forward. We get into trouble when we try to live in either the past or the future. This Sunday, jumping off from St. Paul’s use of the past as a source of example(s) for the believers in Corinth, we are talking about what we can gain from looking back.
Don’t worry, this isn’t a rant about ahistorical or anti-historical people, at least not much of one, but rather is an exhortation to realize the past is rich with examples. When we look back we can see both the good and the bad, how people triumphed or failed. We can then use these examples, whether positive or negative, to inform our behaviour, choices, and actions.
So, give either or both of these a listen and see if you are encouraged to look back yourself and see what is there for you.